How Can We Miss You When You Won’t Go Away: Why Rush Will Never Leave
So Rush says he’s going to flee heroically emigrate to Costa Rica if health care reform passes:
I’ll just tell you this, if this passes and it’s five years from now and all that stuff gets implemented — I am leaving the country. I’ll go to Costa Rica.
As Lisa points out, it’s funny how when progressives talk about leaving the country if, say, Dubya gets re-elected, it’s because they’re Dirty Hippies Who Hate America, but when conservatives do it, it’s obviously because they’re Concerned Patriots Who Can’t Take Anymore. Because only a dirty hippie would ever suggest that Rush doesn’t love America with all his tiny, plaque-encrusted heart.
But here’s the problem for Rush: If he’s going to leave the U.S. because our health care system has become too socialist… where’s he gonna go? Not only does Costa Rica have socialized medicine, but the health care system of every single country above them on International Living’s Quality of Life Index is more socialist and universal than ours.
(Note: In an effort to facilitate Rush’s departure, I’ve been working my way down the Quality of Life index, trying to find the nicest possible country that has health care less socialized and universal than the Senate plan. I’ve researched almost 90 countries now, and so far the best matches I’ve been able to find for Rush are the ones which are too poor to fully fund their public health systems. But hey, if he wants to move to El Salvador, I’ll fill out the paperwork myself.)