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Thursday, August 02, 2007

Report: More Americans are Moving to Canada...But is That the Whole Story?

In a lovely aside from ABC News, we hear that the number of Americans moving to Canada has risen dramatically since 2001. What event happened in 2001? Oh, yeah, right: George W. Bush became President. So, we hear that snide refrain from the Left: We hate America so much that if Bush is President we would rather live in Canada. Plus, Canada has such a great health care system, says ABC! It is no wonder they are headed there in record numbers!

Of course, if you read the headline and stop there, you would get only a portion of the story.

O, Canada! More Americans Heading North; The Number of Americans Moving to Canada in 2006 Hit a 30-Year High

Blame Canada!

It may seem like a quiet country where not much happens besides ice hockey, curling and beer drinking. But our neighbor to the north is proving to be quite the draw for thousands of disgruntled Americans.

The number of U.S. citizens who moved to Canada last year hit a 30-year high, with a 20 percent increase over the previous year and almost double the number who moved in 2000.

In 2006, 10,942 Americans went to Canada, compared with 9,262 in 2005 and 5,828 in 2000, according to a survey by the Association for Canadian Studies.

If you continue reading, you get the old "yeah, but" problem with the stories emanating from the American media: the number of Canadians moving to the US is much higher, and is at record highs as well.

Oops. Darn. Shit.

Of course, those numbers are still outweighed by the number of Canadians going the other way. Yet, that imbalance is shrinking. Last year, 23,913 Canadians moved to the United States, a significant decrease from 29,930 in 2005.

Why are so many Canadians leaving that country where such a fine health care system resides? That part is not discussed, as the rest of the story is used to demonstrate why the evil George W. Bush is forcing tens of thousands of imbeciles Americans to leave.

But we know the reason: Canada's health care system sucks. And so does its welfare system, and its forcing of gay marriage on everyone who disagrees.

Message from ABC News: Read our headlines and most of our stories, but when we have to stick in contrary evidence to our beliefs ignore those parts. They are just there for fill.

And the American media wonders why people are shutting them off in record numbers.

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