Letter: Medical wait times

Why can’t these people make yearly million-dollar contributions to one or multiple hospitals?

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everybody! Especially to those that are ill in the hospitals around the country and are waiting for surgeries.

I know it’s probably not the best time to bring this up, but watching the news and listening to the government whine and debate about the money and where and how to get it and divide it up, where it’s needed most, (in their opinion) for our ever suffering medical system has led me down this road.

You know we hear stories all the time, about the citizens of this country always waiting months and years to get the surgeries they/we need. I also know you, and your family members, are tired of it and the pathetic excuses they give us all the time — We just don’t have the money. What a pile of horsecrap.

Our government spends billions on this and billions on that. They send billions and billions to countries around the world every year. When are they going to start taking care of the people that allow them to come up with that kind of money, to throw around at their leisure, as it seems at times? And on that note, these greedy CEO’s out there in our corporate world, if it wasn’t for us buying their products, they would not be making their (cough, cough, sorry it’s hard to swallow) high tens and hundreds of millions.

Why can’t these (I have such a hard time calling these greedy people, human sometimes, but that’s me) people make yearly million-dollar contributions to one or multiple hospitals? It’s not like they are going to miss the money. Maybe they can get together with their overly rich friends and make a game or contest out of it! Might sound a little harsh, but maybe when these overly rich people get back with their families from their one or two month Christmas holiday, they might still be in a cheery giving mood! Hey you never know.

Anyways, Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New Year (Yeah even them).

Phil Wyatt

Penticton