Profit in a sense is counter-productive, it means you could optimally create more merchandise for the same price or that somewhere, someone is being abused to gain that profit.
Those jobs are about the only thing that Harper is doing right with the American economy going down, it will help us keep us afloat, just like government and social jobs. It keeps everything rolling just like it should.
I'm telling you, most pure profits in Canada are not being put back in the Canadian economy, in fact, most pure profits around the world are being sucked away by the elite day by day and they aren't putting it back in the economy. They are only looking are their profits growing and playing around with our lives like pieces in a monopoly game.
Edit : Ah I just re-read your post and no, I do not think it's right that if profits are made, they shouldn't be in the hands of the government since they invested in the first place.
edit on 17-1-2013 by theMediator because: (no reason given)