Don't worry be happy

What a difference a few days makes.

OK so we’ve gone from “Don’t worry, this isn’t the U.S. Our Fundamentals are strong” to “Holy shit, what’s next”

Banks are floundering around the world. The USA may never return to its position as the economic trend setter in the world. That of course would be a good thing. Their bullying at the IMF has pissed most countries off. But, who knows.

The world economy is in such tough shape we are even seeing economist jokes. “If you took all the economists in the world and laid them end to end, they still wouldn’t reach a consensus.” Who knew there were any economist jokes?

All of the banks’ economists are saying, we are in trouble and that we will have to go into a deficit to keep the economy stimulated. Of course none of the leaders will admit that is their plan during an election, particularly Little Stevie who of course is an economist by trade Apparently he is a poor one. Of course there is a very good possibility that he is just a liar.

Harper figures “ordinary Canadians” don’t like the arts much and will support him and his cuts. Has Harper figured out yet that “ordinary Canadians” whose pensions have just taken a beating won’t support his “Don’t worry be happy approach” to the economy?


The Final Stretch

Well, at last the final week of this election. I can't imagine living through the American model which seems to go on for ever.
Reasonable Canadians can breathe a sign of relief. It looks doubtful that Harper will get his majority. Interestingly Mr. Control Freak will only have himself to blame.
That raises some interesting questions. Here we have spend millions on a completely unnecessary election just to feed Little Stevie's ego. If he gets another minority which most expect, he should resign. But of course he won't.
So we'll be right back into it. A shaky minority and someone who wants to govern as if he had a majority.
I will say it again. What we need to do is defeat the Government and form a coalition government of Bloc, Liberal, Greens and NDP. Forced to compromise we could actually come up with some policy which will serve Canadians instead of the extreme right, farmers and business.

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