I should not have butt into your blathering on and on about how people should boycott Whole Foods because its CEO does not support government-run healthcare.
I should have kept my temper in check and not let you know just how bad government healthcare REALLY is.
It really isn't any of my business how clueless you, like virtually all civilians, are about the massive shortcomings of military healthcare.
I should not have told you about the long wait times, how the patient has NO choice about whom to see, how much of a nightmare getting a referral to a specialist is, how routine procedures like a second trimester ultrasound are simply not done, how providers switch prescriptions to cheaper but less effective medications, and how poor the overall quality of care provided is.
I should not have pointed out that Canadians who can afford to travel to the U.S. for treatment often pay out of pocket to do so rather than waiting in the ridiculously long government lines.
I should have kept my mouth shut about that British woman who was forced to give birth ON THE SIDEWALK because some bureaucrat refused to send an ambulance for her when she went into labor early (HT: "Fausta's Blog").
I should have just sat there listening to you in your designer clothes with your overpriced Bugaboo strollers blather on cluelessly ad nauseum about the evil Whole Foods executive who wants to deny Americans health insurance.
That would've been the polite thing to do.
But I just couldn't keep silent any longer...