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    Re: Canada's Middle Class Richest In Study of Big Nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    You are still second overall and another reason for the reduced growth is the income inequality in the U.S. which is by far the worst of large Western nations.


    Income inequality IS the issue, eh?

    Second overall. I'll brag on that friend..

    Consider this:
    Canada is the second largest land mass in the world.
    It has the largest Arctic Coastline in the world.
    Weather conditions like Russia
    Ten percent of the US population.
    Canada is one of the most sparsely populated nations on earth, with more than double the energy needs of the US.
    Canada is an agriculture/resource economy.
    Canada, by national mandate, has advanced universal health care AND income redistribution since the 1930's...

    And we're second in the world......it no longer matters that we're ahead of the 'greatest nation on earth" your only solace is that we're not first.

    OK....so while many Americans go looking for a second job, we Cheese heads will simply light up a joint, and go to a hockey game...

    And, not to rub it in, but little Canada is the world champion hockey team with Men's and Women's Olympic gold medals in the last three Olympics.
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    Re: Canada's Middle Class Richest In Study of Big Nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Canada has now overtaken the U.S. to become the nation with the wealthiest middle class according to this Globe article, Canada matched the U.S. in median income in 2010 and we have now surpassed the U.S. This is part due to an almost 20% growth income since 2000 while U.S. only had 0.3%, many Western European countries also saw better growth.

    According to the NYT it is: “Because the total bounty produced by the American economy has not been growing substantially faster here in recent decades than in Canada or Western Europe, most American workers are left receiving meagre raises,” the New York Times report says. “Finally, governments in Canada and Western Europe take more aggressive steps to raise the take-home pay of low- and middle-income households by redistributing income.”

    I have to say I am not surprised that the American economy stagnated income wise. Sure some individual states have seen growth but overall the U.S. is in the same place it was in 2000. You can't blame one party or president either since both the Republicans and Democrats have had power during that time.


    I heard Harper waxing eloquently about this, taking credit of course.

    The truth is, this is the result of the "True Grit" era of Canada, when the Liberals emerged ahead of Deifenbaker and the beginning of Canada's "golden era"....

    This is a result of the Liberal's modification of Tommy Douglas' ideas, leading through the Trudeau "just society" era, refined as it should be by conservative fiscal ideas.

    But just as Mulroney's reformations, the end of the baby bonus etc., needed to be brought to an end, so does the Harper administration have to go now.
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    Re: Canada's Middle Class Richest In Study of Big Nations

    snip..

    It should be obvious that Obama and the left wing of the Democratic Party are not struggling to defend the middle class. Most of the time they are struggling to disenfranchise it by ignoring the basic rights of human liberty and of property that are guaranteed under our Constitution.


    The 18% real rate of unemployment during Obama's first two years in office has not done much for the middle class. At the same time, there has been an enormous transfer of wealth from the middle class to the underclass. ObamaCare, financial services reform, mortgage reform, education reform, tax reform: in all of these areas, the administration's efforts have been to create and expand services for the poor at the expense of the middle class.

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    Articles: Obama's War on the Middle Class

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    Re: Canada's Middle Class Richest In Study of Big Nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    So, American, you say we should be more like canada?
    The advantage of living in Canada at the moment is that the politicians haven't turned women against men, race against race, poor against rich, etc. That sort of BS makes for a unhealthy and tiresome environment in which to live.

    But, having said that, both countries have great neighbors.

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    Re: Canada's Middle Class Richest In Study of Big Nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    So, American, you say we should be more like canada?
    I don't know, not sure it's a one solution fits all. I think we should stick to the fundamental duties of the Constitution without all the frills.
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    Re: Canada's Middle Class Richest In Study of Big Nations

    If you want to have a wealthier middle class, you need to solve the unemployment problem. To solve the unemployment problem you need to create an environment in which business is swimming downstream instead of upstream.

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    Re: Canada's Middle Class Richest In Study of Big Nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Income inequality IS the issue, eh?

    Second overall. I'll brag on that friend..

    Consider this:
    Canada is the second largest land mass in the world.
    It has the largest Arctic Coastline in the world.
    Weather conditions like Russia
    Ten percent of the US population.
    Canada is one of the most sparsely populated nations on earth, with more than double the energy needs of the US.
    Canada is an agriculture/resource economy.
    Canada, by national mandate, has advanced universal health care AND income redistribution since the 1930's...

    And we're second in the world......it no longer matters that we're ahead of the 'greatest nation on earth" your only solace is that we're not first.

    OK....so while many Americans go looking for a second job, we Cheese heads will simply light up a joint, and go to a hockey game...

    And, not to rub it in, but little Canada is the world champion hockey team with Men's and Women's Olympic gold medals in the last three Olympics.
    Yea but the Canucks still suck worse than my Hoover.

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    Re: Canada's Middle Class Richest In Study of Big Nations

    oh look, another coservobot bringing up race.
    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    This is what socialism does.

    It makes you one big, monochromatic, blob of mediocrity. I mean, who wants to be as nondescript and irrelevant as Canada?

    And when you bottom-feed and race-bait like Obama's ilk does, you create a non-performing, unmotivated, equally poor society of time wasters.
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    Re: Canada's Middle Class Richest In Study of Big Nations

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    oh look, another coservobot bringing up race.
    Oh look, another libbobot ignoring the truth.

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    Re: Canada's Middle Class Richest In Study of Big Nations

    You cant handle the truth.
    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Oh look, another libbobot ignoring the truth.
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