Canada Kicks Ass
30 days to de-socialize Canada


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Robair @ Wed Sep 22, 2004 8:10 pm

I've lived and worked in two countries, one that leans a little left (Canada) and one that leans a little right (USA) both sides of the political spectrum have their evils.

With a government that leans to the left you get higher unemployement and higher taxes. This is apparent in Canada. (When compared to our southern neighbor)

With a government that leans to the right you get a much larger gap between rich and poor and the middle class dies off. This is apparent in the USA. (it is estimated that the top 1% of the population owns between 40-50% of Americas wealth)

So pick your evil. I personally thingk a nation needs a balance of both economical aditudes in order to be healthy.


DMP08 @ Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:19 pm

I'm quoting myself from another topic in here (Bravo Canada), but I guess you missed my post.

I hate to break up a fight, but if you look next to his name, it says he from "Location: Montreal, Qc Canada" So unless he's real cunning, I think he is merely defending his neighbour, not himself.

If you notice how he types, he uses lines like "The USA does this and that", he doesn't use "We do this and that". I guess I might be reading it too closely, I want to have the fun of jumping to conclusions :lol:


Robair @ Thu Sep 23, 2004 8:58 am

Godz46 Godz46:
The US did'nt go down this path before, and neither has any other country.
Well, not to a tee, but Hitler did implement a few of those ideas...


xerxes @ Thu Sep 23, 2004 9:52 am

The closest any country has come to these stupid ideas was the US at the start of the 20th century. there were no anti-trust laws, no labour laws, no social programs, or much else like that.

What that "libertarian" proposes is the liberation of capitalism from regulation. He proposes a system not unlike that proposed by Adam Smith in the Wealth of Nations. That is, capitalism completely unrestricted by government.

By the way, none of that b.s would work in real life.


Donny_Brasco @ Thu Sep 23, 2004 10:53 am

Thats a good article. Quite a few assumptions though...but at least there is a point. That if we sell off all of our crown assets and we let big business own us and our county the water, air, land and resources will last about 50-100 years, because the goal will be $profit$ now and people last.

I'd hate to see that day we can't send frogin aid to starving children in Haiti, Africa, that the kind of society you want to live in?

Day 31 - Civil war & general strike. Canadians use their right to bear arms to re-take parliment. Food rations are sent to those who have not eaten for days and weeks because they are disabled. Single mothers and children recieve back pay for their missed social assistance.

Day 32 - Native leaders sit with the interm government to discuss reuniting with Canada as they have taken back all of their traditional lands due to the Canadian's default on treaty promises.

Day 33 - The interm government re-claims all of the crown corporations, as Conrad Black has bought every single asset and created a monopoly where nothing is affordable.

Day 34 - Union legislation and labour laws are re-established, an estimated 7 million striking unionized employees return to work. Another 7 million striking non-unionized employees return to work.



Donny_Brasco @ Thu Sep 23, 2004 2:48 pm

I find it humorous that you so vigorously defend your article, seeing that none of it would ever happen.

It’s all stupid, you have propositions and conclusions like...

DAY NINE: Public Housing is squashed like a bug. There's a building boom in cheap, private, apartments.

Wow, also on day nine every time you take a shit gold bullion comes out of your ass!!

So if you think my comments are stupid, its only because the original post was idiotic.


Robair @ Thu Sep 23, 2004 6:03 pm

Here is how unfettered capitalism works:
Money makes money. Money also buys power which prevents competition which helps make more money. The poor will always be poor and the rich get richer. There is no way to compete with conglomerates when there are no checks in place. It's almost impossible with the checks in place.

Socialism or Capitalism, neither system works when taken to the extreme. You want an example? Look at Venezuela. A capitalists dream. Everything privatised and none of this socialist 'crap' getting in the way. The result? 3% of the population ends up owning 90% of the land. When 97% of the population is poor, guess what happens? An extremely socialist government is elected to redistribute the wealth. Neither situation is healthy in my opinion.



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