Over the weekend I went to dinner with some friends and among them was a conservative Canadian who was disappointed Obama won, so basically a Republicanadian. As a business owner who works hard to grow his business into an international franchise and as a job creator (he used that term), he said he wanted someone who understands that the economy depends on making business such as his grow. We talked debt, economy, socialism, among other topics and I countered his arguments with my “socialist views”. He even asked to see my communist card and I told him not to joke about it because under Obama he will soon get one too! But when it came to discussing Obama's healthcare law as it compares to the Canadian healthcare system, I was at a loss for arguments because I was not familiar with the Canadian system.
A July 24th Forbes article that a Canadian friend just sent me, makes a very funny claim: that President Obama doesn't want Americans to know that Canada is outperforming the U.S. on every economic front by implementing policies that US Republicans say they’d like to implement. This is based on an interview with Tony Clement, Canada’s President of the Treasury Board and a Member of Parliament with the Conservative Party of Canada.
So, what does Tony Clement say about Canada’s economic growth and low debt? That it comes as a result of the genius idea of the Conservative Party of Canada to reduce its federal corporate tax rate from 22% in 2006 to 15% in January 2012 and to cut spending.
It goes to show that conservatives in the US and elsewhere all say the same bunch of baloney nonsense.
The article offers this [...]