Every morning on cknw Michael Campbell spews venom and vitriolic hatred towards Canada`s growing senior population, Michael loudly proclaims that pensions and healthcare must end, we can`t afford to heal, or nurture or even keep our enshrined in law commitments we made, those dastardly evil senior citizens hell-bent on bringing an end to Canada as we know it..
What am I missing, how can a radio station continue to promote such a shallow thinker, a man devoid of thought, a tiresome bore whose blather falls on deaf ears.
Is Canada the first nation in history to have a populous age, civilizations of the past, did they not age or did their leaders slaughter the people in wars, conflicts, crusades, do we not owe our elders respect and dignity, will healthcare costs continue to climb or will innovation and medical breakthroughs become apparent..
Eye surgeries, knee replacements, implants and robotics, new found innovative techniques will continue to come on-line, there will be a day when costs will fall, there will also be a day when Canada`s population becomes young..
Canada`s baby boom generation will go through our medical system and in time, in time Canada`s population will be younger, stronger, not too sure about wiser, the day will come when healthcare costs will come crashing down.
The boomers will be gone, yet Michael Campbell and his Fraser Institute ilk would have you believe different, no where in Michael Campbell`s eye can he envision new discoveries, a stagnant mind, stale, derisive and callous, he talks of investing investing investing, he talks of gambling gambling gambling for that`s what the stock market is, a gambling racket, take any sports league, hockey, soccer, football, baseball, it doesn`t matter how good the teams are there are physical laws that we can`t escape, either all teams have a 500. record, meaning they win 1, they lose 1, for if some teams have winning records than some teams must have losing records, that law of logic can`t be broken and the same goes for stock markets and Wall Street, it is a physical impossibility for all investors to make money, for without losers there would be no winners, that law too can`t be broken yet listening to Michael Campbell he would tell you different..
House prices, $10 thousand dollar houses bought in the 1950`s, the 60`s, 70`s that sold in the early 2000`s for $1 million dollars, $2 million dollars or more, that too can`t happen again, the return on investment was a factor of 100..200...300 times the initial investment, those days are gone, $1 million dollars on a Vancouver home today, a modest home at that, think of those returns described above, will these homes go up 3 fold($3 million)..5 fold($5 million)..or a 100 fold($100 million)...Those historic returns are gone for joe average..
The same scenario will happen with medicine, with healthcare, populations will get younger, innovation will continue, fewer patients vying for this innovation and prices will fall, yet Michael Campbell is stuck in a time warp, a distorted view of society, a crass man whose thinking is limited to the one dimensional, so obsessed with attacking the common good, so concerned with his own personal wealth, like a dog with a bone Michael Campbell chews on humanity from the insider`s corporate table, Michael`s fortune comes from luring new money into his personal pyramid, every weekend he trots out the same old voices, the same tired players, he peddles invitations for a price to outlook conferences where this small group of con men peddle their wares, and without this influx of new money they would all be broke, the term "a sucker is born every minute" is tattooed on his birth certificate..
Adrian Dix will be in control of the British Columbia Government on May15th 2013...Stephen Harper will be gone in 2015..
These haters of humanity, Stephen Harper, Gordon Campbell, Michael Campbell, the day will come when they require healthcare, when they are old, frail and reliant on the mercy of others...
Another phrase comes to mind...
"Revenge is a dish best served cold"
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