Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Americans Fear Their Election Could End up Like Canada’s. I Can Help

In the upcoming election, Barack Obama will not be challenged by the Republicans, who frankly have given up on even pretending to be politicians serving the public, but by the Super PACs.  Political Action Committees financed by wealthy corporations,  who are tired of democracy getting in their way. Remember that leaked 2006 CitiGroup memo that ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: When is Money Good Money?

Several years ago a story in the Readers Digest’s Life’s Like That, was a perfect anthem to the American Dream. The young man who had sent in the story, was attending business school, and in the summer worked at his father’s restaurant, a busy local eatery.  With his new found knowledge, he found himself frustrated with the ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: American Magazine Calls Canada a Jingoistic Petro-State

Blogger Scott Tribe shared a link yesterday to an article that appeared in Slate magazine, which is owned by the Washington Post. Saudi Arabia. Nigeria. Venezuela. Canada? Is our neighbor to the north becoming a jingoistic petro-state? We think that Stephen Harper is only our problem, but like it or not, the rest of the ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Fiscal Conservative, Huh?

I love this MacKay cartoon, created when Stephen Harper sold us out for a few crumbs in his “Buy American” scheme.  With Obama once again promoting the insourcing of jobs and America first policies, we can no longer count on the United States to get us out of the hole.  Not that we should have in ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Harper Job Cuts Provide Perfect Opportunity for Revenge

On the front page of yesterday’s Toronto Star, Les Whittington and Bruce Campion-Smith reveal the thousands of civil services jobs being cut by the Harper government.  This after an election promise made by John Baird not to make those cuts. What he really meant to say was vote for us and if we get another ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Will the Flaherty-Harper Ticking Time Bomb be Detonated?

In Jim Flaherty’s first budget, he announced that his government was opening up the housing market to  private insurers.  “These changes will result in greater choice and innovation in the market for mortgage insurance, benefiting consumers and promoting home ownership.” Loosely translated, the sub-prime mortgage industry was heading north, and so was AIG. On May ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: What Will Harper Try to Give Away This Time in ‘Buy America’ Fix?

Obama’s new job strategy once again includes a “Buy America” clause, specifically stating that unless there are savings of at least 25%, infrastructure projects must use only U.S. materials. Last time this happened, Harper gave away the farm for a few ears of corn, making him the brunt of jokes. According to Wikileaks, members of ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Will Canada Survive Another Recession?

News on the economic front is that we could be heading toward another financial crisis. Canada survived the last one, because of measures put in place by previous governments. Measures that would not have been there, if Harper had had his way when Leader of the Opposition, because he pushed Paul Martin to deregulate the ...