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      07-20-2012, 02:39 PM   #8

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Originally Posted by MiddleAgedAl View Post
Such as the fact that the Canadian Federal Government is currently represented by the most right wing of all Canadian political parties, the Conservative Party of Canada?

Stephen Harper was first elected Prime Minister in 2006. When he was up for re-election in 2011, Canadian voters took a look at how their southern neighbors got hammered during the global downturn, and how they fared in comparison, (0 Canadian Banks have failed, for example, with lower unemployment rates), and re-elected the Conservatives with an even bigger margin than they won the first time.

During this period, the conservative government LOWERED corporate income tax rates 5 separate times from 2008-2012, giving them them the lowest statutory tax rate in the G7 group of countries.

This predictably had a positive effect on business health and the lowering of the unemployment rate.
Ummm, the CPC is a right wing party, but they'd only be a touch to the right of the Democrats and far to the left of the Republicans. Add to that, several of the policies that kept Canadian banks sound were enacted by the previous Liberal government, and it was a Liberal government that balanced Canada's budget with rather sever spending cuts and your subtle implication that America needs a shift to the right in order to prosper starts to wobble.