I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.
The Conservatives were rewarded with a majority government recently and certainly have the support of the Canadian people. It is a very business friendly government, much like the United States used to be.
CORPORATE GREED AND UNION GREEDDEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANSDESTROYING THE BEST OF AMERICA ONE DAY AT A TIME
This is the worst kind of discrimination. The kind against ME! ~ Bender
[QUOTE=Grant;1059544572]Canada, with a minority Conservative government, barely felt any recession and the economy is really quite good. Any unemployment tends to be voluntary.
1) "Conservative" in Canada is the equivalent of a hard-core Marxist to the quasi-conservatives here in the US. Don't consider this an insult or derogatory, it's just that to the American right-wing, anyone to the left of SIGNIFICANTLY right is a lefty. Hell, by today's GOPer standards, Jesus Christ would be mocked as a librul and Ronald Reagan would never have even gotten close to getting the Republican nomination.
2) Canada didn't destroy it's federal revenue streams.
3) The Canadian government funds national health care.
4) The Canadian government funds most of its major universities
5) Canada doesn't blow most of its federal money on a military-industrial complex that has to start conflicts every now and then or risk their OVERBLOATED budget being cut to respectable levels.
6) Canada's population is just slightly above that of the state of California.
There are other differences but those are just the ones off the top of my head.
This meme of supposed "shared responsibility" is really little more than liberals not wanting ANY responsibility foisted on their narrow shoulders.
If you want to say that America's problems started down a path which brings us to today a long time ago, probably before I was born, then yes you are correct. But let's not continue the stupid **** that presupposes that the economic world started with Bush II, or that liberal policies driving toward social welfare programs aren't at the heart of all this.
FDR was a failure, only his failures took a long time to ruin the country.
Welfare, SS, Medicare/Meicaid, all made this country teeter on the edge for the past 30 years, continually being propped up by borrowing from Peter, to pay Paul. The housing bust of '08 was just the last in a long line of politicians buying votes with social programs that redistribute wealth, and give someone something that they do NOT deserve. Both parties share responsibility in that, however, it is the liberal progressives that eyed these programs as a method to change something that needed no change to begin with, and in order to do that they had to destroy the current system.
How's that workin' out now? Not too good I think.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
What does that mean?2) Canada didn't destroy it's federal revenue streams.
That's true, and they even outlawed private health care when it was introduced, a vert sorry situation. But now private health care iis coming back and the government is just looking the other way. Many wealthier Canadians were getting treated in the States for serious conditions rather than waiting in the line-ups here but that's all changing. In fact doctors who had left Canada to make more money in the States are now returning.3) The Canadian government funds national health care.
Yes, they do and we've also seen rises in tuitions.4) The Canadian government funds most of its major universities
Canada was relying on the US for their defense for many years while contributing next to nothing in order to maintain their bloated welfare state, just as was western Europe. This only led to the unrest we now see beginning in the States and on a grander scale in Europe. We are now increasing the size of or military in order to become more of a responsible partner and I believe that to be a good thing5) Canada doesn't blow most of its federal money on a military-industrial complex that has to start conflicts every now and then or risk their OVERBLOATED budget being cut to respectable levels.
And the once prosperous state of California is going down the tubes because they aren't following Conservative principles. I'm pleased that the new government here has adopted them and am hoping that the Americans, and Europeans, do the same.6) Canada's population is just slightly above that of the state of California.
CNN Poll: Obama approval rating drops as fears of depression rise – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com BlogsPresident Barack Obama's overall approval rating has dropped below 50 percent as a growing number of Americans worry that the U.S. is likely to slip into another Great Depression within the next 12 months, according to a new national poll.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday also indicates that the economy overall remains issue number one to voters, with other economic issues - unemployment, gas prices and the federal deficit - taking three of the remaining four spots in the top five.
Forty-eight percent of people questioned say they approve of how the president is handling his duties in the White House, down six points from late May. An equal 48 percent say they disapprove of how Obama's performing, up three points from late last month.
The poll indicates a slight deterioration among Democrats and independent voters, with the president's approval rating among Democrats down three points to 82 percent and down five points among independents to 42 percent.
Forty-eight percent say that another Great Depression is likely to occur in the next year - the highest that figure has ever reached. The survey also indicates that just under half live in a household where someone has lost a job or are worried that unemployment may hit them in the near future. The poll was conducted starting Friday, when the Labor Department reported that the nation's jobless rate edged up to 9.1 percent.
seeya at the polls, progressives
Fed survey: Economy falters in several US regions - Yahoo! FinanceFor the first time this year, the economy slowed in several U.S. regions this spring. High gas prices weakened consumer spending, and the Japan crises reduced manufacturing output.
Four of the Federal Reserve's 12 bank regions suffered slower growth in April and May compared with earlier this year, a Fed survey reported Wednesday. The report confirmed a slew of data that portray a national economy whose growth has faltered. Hiring has slowed, orders to factories have declined and home prices have fallen.
Fed banks in New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Chicago said growth weakened in those regions. By contrast, the Fed regions in Boston, Cleveland, Richmond, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Kansas City, and San Francisco said growth there remained steady.
The Dallas region was the only one to report accelerating growth. That was mostly because of higher oil prices that benefited that region's energy industry.
The report, known as the "Beige Book," is based on anecdotal information gathered by officials at the Fed regional banks. It is released eight times a year and provides a more in-the-trenches review of the U.S. economy than government statistics do.
4 regions slowed, 7 held steady, only dallas grew
steady, bear in mind, is 1.8% gdp
seeya at the polls, progressives