Originally posted by Cynic
reply to post by JohnnyCanuck
Johnny, a Liberal NDP coalition would bankrupt this great nation. An you lefties think that Bush was bad. Don't you remember Bob Rae and his
[non]finance minister Floyd Laughren?? We're still paying for that public sector sponsored protest vote.
That's provincial, not federal. Federally...Do You remember Mulroney and the debt he left Chretien. Harper inherits a HUGE surplus and blows it away
without putting any extra money in my pocket, cuts many programs and offers a couple thousand $ childcare benefit to families. Do you know how much
childcare costs per week? At the same time changes OUR international image from peacekeeper to heading along war monger. We would be in Iraq if
Harper had been in power during the start of the war. No thanks!
Originally posted by Cool Hand Luke
Originally posted by intrepid
And you see how well that's working out down south.
You mean the 3% GDP growth per year? How about the fact that I can buy the same vehicle in the states for $10,000 - $15,000 less than in Canada? And
how bout them lower taxes? Do you mean the country with the world's most successful companies? Do you mean the richest country in the world?
If you are referring to the mortgage crisis in the states, please enlighten us as to how you think that happened. And if you think that this current
slump will last more than 6 months to a year, think again.
Come on....your joking right? You did read that after the G7 summit Canada had the best rating?
And as for the lower price for a vehicle......that 's why the states is in such much trouble “ We'll make it up in financing”. The same reason
as the housing market.....spend spend spend, consume and consume.
The WORLD's most successful US companies such as GM, Ford to use your vehicle example, are losing money.... hence laying off people and hence people
can't afford their variable mortgages, that the US sold all over the world as good investments. Guess what, it was a bait and switch. The US style
of unregulated capitalism is what caused this huge WORLD wide crisis. As for the riches country in the world, I'm sorry my friend, your wrong.....the
US HAD the best credit rate( I can print money all day to lol) in the world and it's since fallen apart. I would guess China, India, and maybe some
smart European countries are actually richer/ capita. Infact, I'll bet Canada is as well.
As for my picks......
Again, a PC minority
Libs...gain a few seats as people votes for ABC.
NDP pick up a few
Green...it would be nice if they got a couple
The left has to unite and get the neocon/theocons out of there. The neocon thing that has happened in the US spread to Canada under the Reform/PC
alliance as others have mentioned. It would be so sweet if May took Mckay's seat.
I voted Lib because Dion scares me less then Harper and if I voted NDP,Green it may mean a PC winning a seat here. I'm in the east coast, so almost
all our votes have been cast, and I'm guessing Libs win in most maritime provinces.
OT...one of the weirdest things, maritimer's and westerners such as Albertans seem so much alike.....down home, honest, salt of the earth,
hardworking, keep things simple peolpe. But when it comes to politics, complete opposite.
As an American posted above, and I paraphrase " at least no matter who you vote for, you'll still have universal health care". If the PC's get in
too long, you can bet that will change.
~edit to add~
At least we only have to go through this for a month or so and not 4 years like the states. Any good Canadian citizen, follows the news and politics
everyday. That's the next election race
I believe that is what is ruining their country.......4 years of slamming and hating each other.
[edit on 14-10-2008 by Connector]