(Original post by Made in the USA)
The Canadian economy is in bad shape.
in 2004, your GDP grew at a pathetic 1.7%. The American economy grew much faster last year. We saw our GDP increase by 3.1%
If you're looking for a job, stay away from Canada. Canada's unemployment is at 7.8%. Ours is 5.4%.
Canuck, where do you get your info? Do you have a really bad source or do you make up your own facts & figures? If you did a google search before you posted, I wouldn't have to spend so much time refuting just about everything you say in your posts. This is not hard information to find.
Yeah, after many years of censorship, Canada's bolshevik government finally gave in. You now have your government's permission to watch the fox news channel. There are a lot of Europeans that don't care for Fox News, but they all live in countries that always gave them the freedom to watch it.
My word your economic theory is in poor shape. Honestly I know that its the only thing they talk about on the news, but growth is not the be all and end all.
Canada has had freedom of press for many many decades, so that censorship rubbish is just balls. Unless you are referring to the rule which says a third of televeision material must be canadian (an attempt to prevent culture erosion from america). As is the use of bolshevik which is your way of touting the word 'liberal' once more. Canada is indeed a liberal country, which probably contributes to the lack of racial tension when compared to other countries. It also puts it head to head with its nazi (I'm using the olde and extreme terms now like yourself) neighbour in issues like cuba (canada doesn't support sanctions, landmines (well the US makes alot of money out of them), tariffs (us preaches free trades then whacks tariffs on timber and gives massive subsidies to farmers)
Back to growth, US growth may be outstripping much of the developed world, but its still not enough. If you look at the trade charts of each country, you8'll find canada had a deficit in the early to late 90s and has now reversed that and got surplus trade. THe US meanwhile is getting deeper and deeper into deficit. The exports are still rising slightly, but american consumerism being what it is, people (other than the country bumpkins) don't care if it is made in america, they care if it is cheap. Thus you are swamped with cheap imports and the import rate is rising much faster than export. Hence this deficit is getting worse and worse, indicating it is only a matter of time before a big 'bust' (which will drag the rest of the world into recession as well i would imagine). And there is nothing you (or anyone) can do, because the second you try tariffing your way out of trouble, a tit for tat will be seen across the world, and america will lose out