Canadian GDP flatlining--and it's not just the the hockey

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    Dec 03, 2012 4:53 PM GMT
    I worry for our Canadian friends. It's only fair for the reciprocity.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/12/03/is-the-nhl-lockout-strangling-canadas-economy/
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    Dec 03, 2012 4:58 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidI worry for our Canadian friends. It's only fair for the reciprocity.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/12/03/is-the-nhl-lockout-strangling-canadas-economy/


    Aww thanks, Q!

    Of course, if we got rid of them pesky entitlements and dropped wages so that most of the population became the working poor, the economy would take right off, yes indeed. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 03, 2012 10:20 PM GMT
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    q1w2e3 saidI worry for our Canadian friends. It's only fair for the reciprocity.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/12/03/is-the-nhl-lockout-strangling-canadas-economy/


    Aww thanks, Q!

    Of course, if we got rid of them pesky entitlements and dropped wages so that most of the population became the working poor, the economy would take right off, yes indeed. icon_lol.gif


    Yep, increasing competitiveness might actually I dunno help diversify the economy. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 03, 2012 10:31 PM GMT
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    meninlove said
    q1w2e3 saidI worry for our Canadian friends. It's only fair for the reciprocity.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/12/03/is-the-nhl-lockout-strangling-canadas-economy/


    Aww thanks, Q!

    Of course, if we got rid of them pesky entitlements and dropped wages so that most of the population became the working poor, the economy would take right off, yes indeed. icon_lol.gif


    Yep, increasing competitiveness might actually I dunno help diversify the economy. icon_rolleyes.gif

    That's right! Instead of having poor people in certain places they'd be everywhere! Yay! Let's start with all those poor college students you were trying to help get in to see a doctor. When they grad, they can start their new careers off with a 3 dollar an hour training wage for the first ten years! Yayyyyyy!!
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    Dec 03, 2012 10:33 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    riddler78 said
    meninlove said
    q1w2e3 saidI worry for our Canadian friends. It's only fair for the reciprocity.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/12/03/is-the-nhl-lockout-strangling-canadas-economy/


    Aww thanks, Q!

    Of course, if we got rid of them pesky entitlements and dropped wages so that most of the population became the working poor, the economy would take right off, yes indeed. icon_lol.gif


    Yep, increasing competitiveness might actually I dunno help diversify the economy. icon_rolleyes.gif

    That's right! Instead of having poor people in certain places they'd be everywhere! Yay! Let's start with all those poor college students you were trying to help get in to see a doctor. When they grad, they can start their new careers off with a 3 dollar an hour training wage for the first ten years! Yayyyyyy!!


    And yet you have yet to explain how it is there are so few people paid at minimum wage now... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 03, 2012 10:35 PM GMT


    That's true, 25 cents an hour more is certainly not minimum wage, is it?
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    Dec 03, 2012 10:45 PM GMT
    meninlove said

    That's true, 25 cents an hour more is certainly not minimum wage, is it?


    And yet you still aren't answering the question. icon_rolleyes.gif If businesses are so rapacious that they would take advantage of such low wages, why are so few people paid minimum wage now? ie under 6%.
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    Dec 04, 2012 12:15 AM GMT
    Canada doesn't have half the serious economic and financial problems that the US is currently suffering from, not even close. So stop comparing yourselves with the US all the time. Canada is in much better financial and economic shape than the US and is in far superior financial shape when compared to Spain, Italy, and Greece.