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Senior Contributor

Re: Saudi Arabia

 


@gough whitlam wrote:
wehav Senior Contributor
Sep 30
Why do we pay any attention to Canada? It's got a little population less than California.

That is because for reasons known only to dead dogs you Americans think the sun rises to shine on you. Being patriotic is a healthy pastime but not being accepting of the rest of the world is pure ignorance.

 

Colin, Dont lump Most  Americans in with idiots like wee wee and every rethuglican on this site.

 

They are a loud minortiy, but praise the screaming baby jesus, their numbers shrink by the hour  Smiley Happy

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Senior Contributor

Re: Saudi Arabia

Where did you hear we have no debt?

 

http://www.nationaldebtclocks.org/debtclock/canada

 

We were paying our debt down when we had a Liberal government but then we elected Harpers Conservatives 8-10 years ago and they reduced taxes and put us deper in debt than we had been.

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Re: Saudi Arabia

BTW if you check out the debt clock I linked to and scroll down it talks of using dollar bills to describe the debt.

 

Must be going to use US dollar bills since we have not had a paper $ bill for many years now, probably over 20 years since we had a paper 1$.

$1 coin which we call a Loonie is what is used.

 

Perhaps the person developing that debt clock is a US citizen.

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Re: Saudi Arabia

How low are taxes up there, and what on earth do you spend them on?

 

You have basically no foreign involvement, no Israel to support....no military presence around the world, and the only border to secure is with the USA.

 

You don't have the violence and rape that the USA has due to whatever you want to put your finger on, so police costs should be way down.

 

The Canadian drugs and medical costs are supposed to be so much cheaper....so the health costs should be a fraction.

 

Do you have 50% of the population living on entitlements and welfare?

 

This should be good....we are all ears .

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Re: Saudi Arabia


@Red Steele wrote:

How low are taxes up there, and what on earth do you spend them on?

 

You have basically no foreign involvement, no Israel to support....no military presence around the world, and the only border to secure is with the USA.

 

You don't have the violence and rape that the USA has due to whatever you want to put your finger on, so police costs should be way down.

 

The Canadian drugs and medical costs are supposed to be so much cheaper....so the health costs should be a fraction.

 

Do you have 50% of the population living on entitlements and welfare?

 

This should be good....we are all ears .


No expert on the economy or taxes.

just relating where we are with our debt.

 

As I pointed out we had the Liberal party in power for a number of years and they turned a BIG debt situation around and had surpluses with payments on that debt.

 

The Conservative party came into power and reduced the GST/HST which is a value added tax by 2% and cut taxes on businesses.

 

We soon had record deficits which increased our debt to levels that were higher than they had ever been before.

 

We are still waiting for the 'tricle down' to tricle.