Tuesday, September 26, 2006

News from the North

It's reported that Stephen Harper's government in Canada has targeted some governmental programs for elimination, and that has the usual suspects in a tizzy.

But enough of that.

What's more important is the fact that, despite being in the position of catching a cold every time the United States sneezes, Canada last year posted a $13.2 billion budget surplus.

Yes, that's right, friends-a surplus that amounts to better than $400 per person. With socialized medicine, tax and spend liberalism, and so on, they've got their house in order, while we here in the economic engine room of the hemisphere (as we think) are using cash advances on the credit card to eat and burning the furniture to stay warm.

That, from an administration that roared into power bloviating on how it was going to whip everyone into shape and get those untermenschen off of welfare for good, and took the budget surpluses of the Clinton administration and blew them...

It's just plain pathetic and embarrassing is what it is, and it makes a lot of people in the rest of the world wonder what the heck we could be thinking about.



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