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Welp, another Trudeau lands in office

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by Biker, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    And isn't ironic, that the most excited business are the marijuana growers. **sigh**

    Remains to be seen how things will go, but most businesses are adopting a "wait and see" attitude on what the new government is going to do. After his father's fiasco with the businesses in the energy sector, it's understandable that they're somewhat jittery with the election results.

    He's already stated he plans on lowering taxes for the middle class and jacking them up for the highest earners.

    At 43, he's the second youngest PM to be elected in Canada. (The first didn't last a year after being tossed out on his ass by a vote of no confidence.) I get the distinct impression that he's not really ready for the job, and I suspect the country is going to pay dearly for it.

    The Conservatives really screwed things up over the past couple of years. The government's anti-terrorism bill (C-51) was worded so poorly, that it gives broad powers to the intelligence agencies and police. It's probably the biggest single reason why they lost the election. In addition, we're seeing the same polarization that the US has been experiencing in politics. Much of the younger voters couldn't stand Harper just because he was a Conservative. Didn't matter that the country has remained fairly strong financially.

    So, another election based pretty much solely on idealism, rather than who's going to be best for the country. I truly hope Trudeau doesn't follow in his father's footsteps and really foul things up. But I can't help but see a lot of his father's dogma in his speeches and I suspect that Canada is going to suffer for it. It will be interesting to see how those who voted for him react if (when?) the shit hits the fan.
     
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  2. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    Good summary!
     
  3. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Ugh. The dope fiends are over the moon about the election results. Everyone thinks his first decree will be to legalize dope, consequences be damned.
     
  4. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    And so it begins.

    Will Liberal's tax hike on the wealthiest help the economy?

    Add on Provincial taxes and those making over $200,000 could easily see a combined 50% tax rate.
     
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  5. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Oh the irony!

    Trudeau takes fire for use of taxpayer-funded caregivers

    Go figure, huh? Guess all that campaign rhetoric doesn't apply to him.
     
  6. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    Oh dear! Same old, same old!
     
  7. Greg

    Greg Full Member

    What is this, the blueprint on how to fuck up the US?

    Probably largely unrelated, but pot is a national issue? We (and they) got our economy pooched, got ISIS at the door, and they're smoking dope and stifling the most creative, job-creating segment of their base by taxing them into not creating jobs?

    Jeez, all they need is zero interest home loans and for the government to promise to support the stock and futures markets.

    Move over Greece, Detroit and Puerto Rico step aside.

    Shit, the only reason Mexico stays afloat is because so many Mexicans send money home, plus the Mexican dope trade in the US.

    You know, maybe Trump really is wrong about sending the illegals back home! If they dumped heavy anti-drug, anti-gang enforcement on top of that, Mexico's economy would collapse and we'd have Greece on our southern border.

    What if Canada fucks up too? We'd be a bankruptcy sandwich with Canada and Mexico bread on both sides, and we'd be the meat that would have to carry the show.

    Big question: Do you want Mexican illegals living here sending money home to Mexico, or would you rather send them home to Mexico, and then have to have the US government bail out Mexico because they are too big to be allowed to fail?
     

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