But you don't live here do you? You heard from somebody that this is how life is.
I do live in Poland, you on the other hand comment on the situation in both Poland and USA, while at the same time you said you are Canadian...
The fact is- in this country everybody has access to healthcare regardless of income.
Jesus Christ. People are waiting months (not 2, 3 months - more like 6-10 months) to get an appointment with a specialist when they are seriously ill. That's the idea of a public healthcare in a poor country.
you have to be kidding "some groups are privileged, while others are left to themselves or even discriminated against, all according to political agendas." this is the u.s to the letter- this is the very core of America.
So in both systems, capitalism and socialism, there are privileged groups. Looks like former Warsaw pact countries are a bit behind despite this apparent similarity to the USA.
you don't hear a lot of problems in Scandinavian countries- their taxes are higher, but they get other things in return- two years maternity leave and health care comes to mind. Plus a lot of other benefits.
I do hear a lot of complaints from Scandinavians. Especially those who are ambitious and entrepreneurial, those who finance that socialist paradise.
America is for the wealthy. Unfortunately the middle class make up the majority of its citizens and they are suffering the most at this moment.
Funny how we virtually have no middle class in Poland, at least not according to American standards. BTW go to some small town in lubelskie and ask people how many of them make "średnia krajowa" (country's average pay).