[ExI] What Kind of Health Care System is That, Again?
thespike at satx.rr.com
Wed Apr 9 04:42:02 UTC 2008
At 09:18 PM 4/8/2008 -0700, Lee asked:
>Still the question does pop up in people's minds, "After paying
>those taxes all those years in Australia in exchange for, er,
>"socialized" health care, what could have been so attractive
>to want to make you leave?
Marrying Barbara Lamar, a Texan with a daughter then at university
and an ailing mother and a then-fledgling tax law business in the
USA. I certainly didn't come here for the (medicinal) waters.
What word might be preferable to "socialistic"? Egalitarian comes to
mind. Commonwealth catches some of it. (Australia is formally a
"Commonwealth," not a republic nor a monarchy, despite having another
country's queen perched on top like a bizarre 19th century ornament.)
I'd probably come up with something crisper if it weren't for this
damnable brain-deadening Texan pollen-inflicted allergy...
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