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The Scott Ross: A More Democratic Senate Is Less So

Canadians certainly are no Nero, but they do have at least one thing in common with the late Roman emperor.

In 64 AD it is said that while Rome burned its emperor Nero fiddled. That while his city suffered calamity he amused himself with music. Today Canadians are doing something similar.

Rome may not be . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: A More Democratic Senate Is Less So

The Scott Ross: Trust In Trudeau

Because Stephen Harper was a self-described “radical right-wing ideologue”, he was the only one who could make the conservatives more Liberal.

Because Barack Obama was so anti-war, he was the only one who could make the Democrats more pro-war than Republicans.

In both cases it was each man’s close association to a particular cause that . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Trust In Trudeau

Pop The Stack: Yes David, the Conservative movement has two sides, but it also has two parties.

True words written by David Brooks.

But the next step is for him to realize that the Democrats are not actually socialists at all but are the Traditional Conservatives he is talking about and pining for. In Canada we used to call them Progressive Conservatives and they’re all but dead up here too, having merged . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Yes David, the Conservative movement has two sides, but it also has two parties.

Pop The Stack: Yes David, the Conservative movement has two sides, but it also has two parties.

True words written by David Brooks.

But the next step is for him to realize that the Democrats are not actually socialists at all but are the Traditional Conservatives he is talking about and pining for. In Canada we used to call them Progressive Conservatives and they’re all but dead up here too, having merged . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Yes David, the Conservative movement has two sides, but it also has two parties.

The Scott Ross: How Reducing The GST Increased Your Debt

With declining productivity, higher unemployment, and deficit after deficit, it should be obvious the Canadian government would do anything to strengthen the economy, however it is not so obvious what that same government has done to weaken it.

In a 2008 report it was predicted that the Conservative government in lowering the GST from 7% . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: How Reducing The GST Increased Your Debt

The Scott Ross: Layton’s Last Words Were First Laurier’s

“Faith is better than doubt and love is better than hate.” – Sir Wilfrid Laurier, 1918 “Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear.” – Jack Layton, 2011

A year after Jack Layton’s untimely passing, the presence of the former NDP Leader is still felt across Canada, ironically however it is . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Layton’s Last Words Were First Laurier’s

Conservative war on ideas and the great leap backwards

#cpc #bcpoli #pmsharper #ndp #cdnpoli

For those who think that American style ultra-stupid conservative politics would never come to Canada, brace yourself – its on its way. And I’m not just talking about Sun News network, dubbed as ‘Fox North’ by its critics – even if they do come close as far as dumbing down . . . → Read More: Conservative war on ideas and the great leap backwards

The Scott Ross: Old Incumbent Liberal MPs Are A Problem

Only 4% of NDP MPs and 7% of Conservative MPs have been in Parliament since 1999 compared to 40% of Liberal MPs. If the Liberal Party needs to change, it needs to start with its MPs.

The Liberal Party’s main problem is it’s old. It’s few MPs are the oldest and the longest serving, indicating . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Old Incumbent Liberal MPs Are A Problem

The Scott Ross: Arguments For Free Post-Secondary Education

1. Free post-secondary education is a student loan that the country takes out and gets more money back than it ever put in. The government will receive more money from income taxes on the resulting increased salaries and wages of graduates than it spent on the initial investment for free higher education. (Compared to high . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Arguments For Free Post-Secondary Education

The Scott Ross: Canada’s #1 Social Problem: There Aren’t Any More Social Problems

What’s worse than being a fat, polluting, racist, ignorant jerk? That’s easy, not knowing you are one.

And what’s worse than even that? Being in a society full of people just like you, where no one is aware of immoral conduct, of greed, of sexism, and of the ignorance that protects it all.

Though great . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Canada’s #1 Social Problem: There Aren’t Any More Social Problems

The Scott Ross: A Tale of Two NDPs

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: A Tale of Two NDPs

The Scott Ross: Conservatives Unite, Liberals & NDP Divide

It is widely known that over the last few years a certain political group has been arrogant, close-minded, and divisive, what may come as a surprise is that group is made up of the Liberals and the NDP.

Both Liberals and New Democrats have criticized Conservatives for years, alleging they are arrogant, intolerant, and . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Conservatives Unite, Liberals & NDP Divide

The Scott Ross: Legalize Same-Ideology Unions

The Liberal Party and the New Democratic Party shouldn’t merge to defeat the Conservatives, they should merge to be better than themselves .

Liberals often cite diversity is strength but at the same time rebuff making the party stronger, making a new party stronger by uniting with the NDP. New Democrats often take pride . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Legalize Same-Ideology Unions

The Scott Ross: The Liberal Post

The Liberal Party is like a newspaper, regardless of whether there is news or not, it has to keep coming out claiming something important has happened because if it doesn’t it will go under.

Just like newspapers have to print every morning, regardless of whether there is any real news, political parties have to . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: The Liberal Post