Friday, September 02, 2011

Oh My, Oh My!

We feel your pain, Yanks:

Canadian's attitude toward the U.S. shifts from envy to sympathy, poll shows
"When Canadians look at their American neighbours, they no longer gaze with envy at a powerful greenback, a low unemployment rate or deep pools of capital sloshing around an entrepreneurial paradise. Canadians now look south with something closer to pity.

A poll conducted for The Globe and Mail by Nanos Research on attitudes toward the United States reveals that Canadians see an economy in tatters, a paralyzed political system and a volatile American Dream trumped by a stable Canadian version."
Okay. I'm trying not to gloat, but I think it's largely true.

All eyes on Obama after dismal jobs data
"The U.S. labour market is at least as weak as it was four years ago, just before the world’s largest economy shed jobs for 25 consecutive months.  Shockingly, the U.S. payrolls were unchanged in August, according to a preliminary reading released Friday by the Labour Department."
Mix of measures more likely in Obama jobs plan
"Poor U.S. jobs figures on Friday put President Barack Obama on the spot to create a viable jobs plan in a speech to Congress next week that may help determine whether he wins re-election or not.

With no jobs created in August, Obama is under pressure to lay out a bold, long-term strategy to invest in measures that would jump-start economic growth. A successful approach would give him a 2012 campaign platform against Republicans, who accuse him of being a job killer.

But political appetite for expensive government spending measures is limited, and analysts say he may go with a mix of bold and less risky measures, with some that have decent chances of congressional approval and others that do not."

Obama stays silent after US economy creates no jobs
"Since he came to office, Mr. Obama has preached the economic gospel of clean energy, tougher regulations, industrial policy and higher taxes on the rich. He has made little progress in implementing this vision. Where he has, the results have been unpersuasive. "

U.S. wants confident Canada as closer ally
"U.S. Ambassador David Jacobson acknowledges that, after the Sept. 11 attacks, his country made the terrible mistake of trying to shape its war on terrorism unilaterally.

“The idea that the United States can go it alone in the world … it just doesn’t work,” he said in an interview with The Globe and Mail.

What a crock!! Please stop projecting your leftist Yankee-centric view of the world, the one that says the USA is the cause of all the problems in the world, on us. We have our own reasons and motivation for acting as we do and you don't have to butter us up or engage in self-abasement in order to gain our allegiance.

Mr. Jacobson, you've been listening too long to Liberal/Democrat Party mantras. We'll help you and we'll supply you with some much needed jobs. Just tell the folks down in Washington to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project, which is, I suspect what this new found interest in Canada and fawning all over us is really about anyway. Tell Obama to scrap his "gospel of clean energy, tougher regulations, industrial policy and higher taxes on the rich" policies and become more pragmatic. Make the approval of this project one of his "bold, long-term strategies".

Those people on horses sweeping down from the North. That's Canada coming to the rescue.

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Blogger SnoopyTheGoon said...

These people on horses: do they wear small furry hats? Are the horses more pony-sized than full grown? Do these people carry bows and short stubby swords?


September 03, 2011 2:11 am  
Blogger Louise said...

None of the above. We're wearing woolen toques, the horses are massive steeds and we're armed with hockey sticks. Sheesh. What did you think?

September 03, 2011 6:00 am  

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