murphyj87

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  • murphyj87 commented on the diary post Social Security Isn’t a Pension Plan But by masaccio.

    2013-01-07 23:30:57View | Delete

    According to both the Parliamentary Budget Office and the Auditor General of Canada, Canada Pension Plan (the analogue of US Social Security) will be solvent for a minimum of 75 years. Canada Pension Plan is available at age 60. Over and above Canada Pension Plan, Canadians receive a minimum of $500 a month Old Age [...]

  • murphyj87 commented on the blog post British Fear “American-Style” Healthcare

    2011-06-13 23:29:35View | Delete

    In 2007, Gordon H. Guyatt et al. conducted a peer reviewed meta-analysis, or systematic review, of studies that compared health outcomes for similar conditions in Canada and the U.S., in Open Medicine.

    They concluded, “Available studies suggest that health outcomes may be superior in patients cared for in Canada versus the United States, but differences are not consistent.” Guyatt identified studies addressing conditions including cancer, coronary artery disease, chronic medical illnesses and surgical procedures. Of the 10 studies with the strongest statistical validity, 5 favoured Canada, 2 favoured the United States, and 3 were equivalent. Overall, results for lower mortality favoured Canada with a 5% advantage.

  • murphyj87 commented on the blog post British Fear “American-Style” Healthcare

    2011-06-13 23:22:29View | Delete

    A poll conducted for the CTV, a privately owned Canadian TV network, and the Globe and Mail, a conservative leaning newspaper, showed that 91% of Canadians believe or know that we Canadians have better health care than Americans have.

    The same poll showed that 45% of Americans believed that Canadians have better health care than Americans have, while only 42% wanted to keep insurance companies in charge of their medical decisions.

    Any Canadian politician or party that even whispered that they wanted an American style insurance run health care system for Canada would be voted out of office before they blink.

    Canadians have always legitimately feared American style health care. It is only relatively recently (four years maybe) that partisan and profit driven Americans have lied to Americans and spread paranoia about our Canadian one.

  • murphyj87 commented on the diary post Water Cooler – Flying While Muslim Gets Two Men Kicked Off Plane by Bill Egnor.

    2011-05-07 18:50:45View | Delete

    This incident demonstrates two of the only three things which the United States remains leading the world in. Those three things are war mongering, fear mongering, and paranoia. In everything else, the United States trails the rest of the advanced industrialized world. The sooner that United States learns from the advanced industrialized nations which lead [...]

  • U.S. unemployme­nt rate for March was 9.0%. Canadian unemployme­nt rate for March was 7.7%. In March, the US created 658 jobs per million of population­. In March, Canada created 1791 jobs per million of population­. Now I wait to see all the weak, baseless excuses to explain why the US can’t keep up with Canada. [...]

  • murphyj87 commented on the diary post The Economy Stays Muddled by dakine01.

    2011-05-07 18:35:11View | Delete

    No, I’m 60 years old and still retired as I have been for the last five years. The only difference is that at age 60, I get Canada Pension (like your Social Security) in addition to the full company pension I’ve had for five years.

  • murphyj87 commented on the diary post The Economy Stays Muddled by dakine01.

    2011-05-07 18:20:32View | Delete

    U.S. unemployme­nt rate for March was 9.0%. Canadian unemployme­nt rate for March was 7.7%. In March, the US created 658 jobs per million of population­. In March, Canada created 1791 jobs per million of population­. Now I wait to see all the weak, baseless excuses to explain why the US can’t keep up with Canada. [...]

  • More like Third World. The United States is becoming more and more of a Third World nation. The advanced industrialized natiosn (i.e EXCLUDING the United States) have far lower retirement ages, far higher government funded pensions, and far better health care for Seniors (and EVERYONE) than the backward thinking United States has.

    I retired with a full company pension at age 55, got Canada Pension at age 60, and will be getting and extra $600 a month Old Age Security at age 65 in addition to my company pension and CPP, which add up to $38,000 a year and then, in 4 years, at 65, OAS will bring me up to about $45,000 a year.