Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Pet Peeve, The Political Page, T+200 -- August 8, 2017

One of my pet peeves is when folks ask why the US cannot have a national health care system like that in Canada (assuming that's what one really wants, anyway).

This graphic -- produced during the Obama administration -- helps explain why (see if you can spot "Canada" in this graphic):


Other links (from reader, see first comment):
Two other ways of comparing military expenditures. Canada and Germany are getting a benefit from the USA's largess..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_military_expenditures
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_military_expenditure_per_capita (Germany & Canada are approx. $400 per capita)
If really interested in this, see this link which will provide links to spreadsheets and PDFs. See poll at the sidebar in which we ask what percent of GDP the  US spends on defense.

So, it doesn't get cluttered, we will close out the poll in which we asked whether President Trump should re-appoint Yellen to be the Fed chairman or replace her with Gary Cohn?
  • Yellen: 30%
  • Cohn: 70%
Wow, not many polls have been so "lopsided."

2 comments:

  1. Two other ways of comparing military expenditures. Canada and Germany are getting a benefit from the USA's largess..
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_military_expenditures
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_military_expenditure_per_capita (Germany & Canada are approx. $400 per capita)

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