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"Growin up leads to growin old and then to dying...... And dying to Me don't sound like all that much fun"
that was brilliant! lmfao
Running for president of the USA is like posting a problem on BCSB.......... Your reputation takes one hell of a roler coaster ride. lol
This is a huge issue in this present election, the lack of choice. Religious fundamentalism will be the ultimate undoing of the human race. It's place in the government, any government on earth is a scurge.
While I consider myself a fiscal conservative, I also consider myself a social liberal. True shame there is no political party out there that covers this in Canada or the USA. You either get fiscal AND social conservative, OR, socialist AND social liberals. Both are bad, very bad.
Alas, I choose to hope that Obama wins this next election, only because I have altered my financial package to suit his administration's plan. At this point, I want the USA in continued mounting debt, rising government spending. The alternative this time, religious swarf and protectionist trading, both bad for me and my country.
Would you say that Democratic social policy as played out in the US is left of social policy as it plays out in Canada (under our "right wing" government?)
As far as I can tell our social policy remains further left of anything the Dems have implemented?
Obama is probably more protectionist than Mitt, he made some pretty worrying statements during the last election cycle (didn't come to pass but still.) Obama as a politician from Chicago was voicing some statements about policy position vis-a-vis US/Canada trade.
To be clear, I'm also hoping Obama wins a second term and consider myself fiscally conservative and socially liberal (small L liberal) as I think is the majority in Canada. There's no question that the Conservative party has a few religious nutjobs sitting in the House of Commons but to his credit Harper has muzzled them tight, and put aside his own beliefs, acquiescing to the will of the majority of the Canadian people on various social issues.
Obama supporter here too although i think his foreign policy is still boarder line terrorism. indiscriminate drone strike.... casting judgement from 10,000 feet, having no idea whose brother, father or son we are killing but unfortunately the alternative, Mitt, is clearly a lot worse.
Harper is now in yr 6 in his position. In this time, the world has gone through the second biggest financial upheaval in recorded history. While other countries, indeed continents imploded from this, and continue to riot in the streets with 50% segment unemployment,,,Canada has come out stronger, safer, better than all of them. We are truly considered the Switzerland of the west for world investors. Anyone who thinks that the high spending ways of the other potential choices we have would have done better should really clear their ingrained idealology from their eyes. When,,,and I underline WHEN the worlds weak horses finally crumble [USA, Europe 'without Germany'], I want all my 'stuff' in this country, with the best safest banking on earth, with ALL the commodities everyone needs. I am comfortable in this aspect of Harper as PM. Left leaning socialists and their sheep like followers seem unable to link the selling of our commodities [oil, wood, coal, gas, mining extractment] to our prosperous situation. Our future in retirement pensions, private investment pensions, government programs, health care, indeed every "government want" that the public wants out of our government would fall to 0% it's current worth if we shut down commodity extraction/selling. Our socialist parties call for this. People blocking traffic in the streets, demonstrating all manner of oil, gas, etc extraction, during regular working hours,,,,,,seems at odds with me, as these are the very people who demand the most from government services. Where will we get the money??? Borrow more??? Hey their your kids, not mine.
While I offer good thought toward the current fiscal management of this country, I wiggle in extreme discomfort at the religious nutbars within Harper's government, and am uncomfortable with his personal views, yet, hold my breath hoping he and his hidden nutbars will refrain from their version of social engineering, which I find just as frightening as the social engineering the left leaning nutbars have in their heads.
Regarding the differences between Canadian and U.S. democrats, I think all Canadian government right across the board is more left wing than in the U.S, so, with that said, I think U.S. democrats are more right leaning than Cdn democrats, and U.S. republicans are more right leaning than Cdn conservatives. So I agree with your views.
U.S. protectionism is ingrained in every U.S. citizens soul regardless of political stance. All the more important that Canada branch out it's trade possibilities,,,as the U.S. really starts to hurt from it's debt, it will become very difficult to trade with.
As much as I like Bill, I always cringe just a little with his elevated entertainment level, which makes him an easier target for attack from the right.
DON'T STUFF THE CAGERS!
there has to be some sort of middle ground on resource riches and how they're dealt with. is the money made from creating a pipeline to the coast worth it for the diversity or gain knowing that a spill is a given in that region? there has to be moderation on all fronts with regards to profits made from valuable resources and plans put in place to evenly deal with projects for natural, social, economic reasons. we don't want to be a one a trick pony again, and diversifying and extending our extraction of all resources to benefit us and not the trading partners is what's needed. on the whole, i agree with your stance and also am annoyed by hipsters sitting back drinking latte's discussing matters that they don't have any clue about.
http://www.bravenewfilms.org/about Another perspective on the American media and and, some say, the lies it spreads for people to believe.
http://www.cbc.ca/player/Shows/Shows...ID/2296542795/ I watched this tonight. Doc Zone. It's an eye open, from my perspective. We should be worried about the next president. If it's a Republican, that will be the elephant in the room. I'm sure Harper has his fingers crossed it is. IMHO
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