In general rural communities appreciate their independence and do not want government interfering in their lives. Also, the rural areas are much more self-sufficient, meaning we take care of our own. I know its probably not typical for all rural communities across the country, however we've had a public health care system in place here for as long as I can remember (at least 25-30 years). Anyone can walk into this clinic and receive medical care, payment is based on your income level. Its a very nice clinic and staffed with both paid employees and volunteers. The overhead is paid for by the county, so obviously tax $$ are involved. They are held accountable and keep a streamlined efficient budget. I do NOT believe the federal government can do a better job.
Makwa, I did not ask about your health care system to bash it, I'm truly interested in what citizens of Canada have to say vs what politicians are feeding us. I find the citizen's experience to be more believable. I have several friends that live in Canada, so I've already heard their comments. Some good, some not.
I do completely agree that the larger population bases in cities decide the fate of the whole country. I also blame the media for coddling Obama and portraying him as some sort of saviour that will fix everything! Never mind the cost, or how many generations it will take to pay that exorbitant debt off. Right now I believe the tide is turning and people are finally figuring out that Obama is all talk & the cost is too great. Even the media and the cities will eventually figure it out. They have to, this cannot go on indefinitely. We have a couple elections (state level) coming up this fall and more in 2010, that will show the country what they really think of the liberal agenda that is being shoved down our throats.