All the attention focused on how costly it is to make pennies is worth less than any piece of copper.
For much of last year the most popular cited reason, the go-to justification for scrapping the penny was that making one costs more than what it’s worth. Simple economics, or even simple logic shows . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Penny Wise, World Foolish: Pennies Never Cost A Cent
With a straight face, Republican Senator Scott Brown told a crowd in Massachusetts this week that “oil companies don’t get subsidies” from the federal government. Brown tells us that, just like other companies, they are able to “take deductions,” but nothing more.
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) was quick . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Republican Senator Scott Brown Suffering From "Subsidy Amnesia"
Many are angry that instead of the promised $16 billion cost of the new F-35’s the actual price tag will be more than $25 billion but Canadians shouldn’t forget that originally not only did this government continually claim the cost would only be $9 billion, Stephen Harper, Peter MacKay, Tony Clement, and other Conservatives . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: The F-35 Boondoggle
Instead of raising the retirement age and distressing seniors with low-income the government should have prevented wealthier Canadians from receiving Old Age Security; not only would this have been fairer but would have saved hundereds of millions of dollars more.
It makes sense that Canadians who are 65 and older and who make . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: How Old Age Security Should Have Been Reformed