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Old May 3rd, 2011, 11:45 PM   #21
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amateur hour....what a hoot.

Martin built the soundest financial structure in the western world and was lauded by his peers around the world.
Reduced the deficit ( not easily ) and the national debt to the best numbers around.

Harpo expands government beyond belief, floods the Senate with hangers on, over sees corporate welfare to his oil patch buddies, oversees the worst gov deficit ever after cutting the one tax every single economist said he should not and running deep into the red putting the national numbers back 15 years.

Yeah there are indeed amateurs running the country.....called the Cons for good reason. Hell he didn't even see the worst recession in 70 years coming and it was on his doorstep.

That was 2 seats Muloonie was left with after HIS extravaganza..

...."every time we fail to learn from history, it costs more"
10:1 says you will be complaining about the pending budget cuts ans Senate reform.
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 11:57 PM   #22
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I'd love to meet Stephen Harper and have a discussion with him.
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Old May 4th, 2011, 05:54 AM   #23
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I'd love to meet Stephen Harper and have a discussion with him.
I did once, at the Calgary Airport. He was not PM at the time, which is why I guess I was able to walk up to him and chat for 5 minutes. Voted for him after that, but he seemed to have changed after becoming PM, and have not voted for him since.

Still, he struck me as an intelligent and honorable person.
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Old May 4th, 2011, 05:55 AM   #24
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Old May 4th, 2011, 05:58 AM   #25
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Now that the 2011 election is over, let's use this thread to discuss Canadian politics as they transpire over the next 4 years.

Please keep the discussion civil and I kindly request no personal attacks or insults directed towards fellow ehMac members.

It would be refreshing to avoid over-the-top hyperbole as well. We're all Canadians and lets not make people out to be left-wing or right-wing caricatures or turn things into a WWE fight promo.

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Old May 4th, 2011, 07:31 AM   #26
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10:1 says you will be complaining about the pending budget cuts ans Senate reform.
I think were still waiting on the senate reform...
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Old May 4th, 2011, 07:34 AM   #27
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Get ready for amateur hour. Now imagine if the NDP and Liberals scored more seats than the Conservatives and this group started to run the country. The 2% of voters who jumped to the Conservatives on the last day deserve our eternal gratitude.
yes. We certainly can't have ministers that would do things like leave documents that are top secret for reason of national security lying around for bikers or anyone to read, that sort of thing.



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Old May 4th, 2011, 08:06 AM   #28
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amateur hour....what a hoot.

Martin built the soundest financial structure in the western world and was lauded by his peers around the world.
Reduced the deficit ( not easily ) and the national debt to the best numbers around.
That "sound" financial structure included expropriating pension money from its employees (how many billions was that? Oh, yeah…close to 30 billion dollars.)

Amateur hour indeed.
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That "sound" financial structure included expropriating pension money from its employees (how many billions was that? Oh, yeah…close to 30 billion dollars.)

Amateur hour indeed.
The money had to come from somewhere, while we can all disagree -where- it should have come from, I'm interested in hearing where the cuts should have come from. (And no cutting funds from the CBC wouldn't have balanced budget.. )



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The money had to come from somewhere, while we can all disagree -where- it should have come from, I'm interested in hearing where the cuts should have come from. (And no cutting funds from the CBC wouldn't have balanced budget.. )
I think one of the very first places to look to stem bleeding is when every single department dumps the rest of its budget at the end of the fiscal year. Seriously, some departments try to load up on expensive computers just to burn the cash as quickly as possible.
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