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Apparently Video Professor is well aware that he resembles Jack Layton.

So, after another catty remark from the CPC spinmeister, I found it amusing that in the comments section is a posting from the Video Professor in the US. While being good mannered, and even with a slight knowledge of the NDP from some of his team members living in Vancouver, he provides a link to his own political views in the US and on deficits etc.

Its a good read from someone that we poke fun at to poke fun at someone else....

Powers knows everything

in case you missed the comment portion....

Video Professor Link Fixed

Its a good read.... ;)

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My company used to help the VP do business in Canada.....

I think Jack Layton is still angry over the personal attacks. I can't really blame him. However, he shouldn't publicly say that he's going to oppose the budget, without actually seeing what the budget has to offer. That's not why he was elected.

We'll see.

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If it adds tax cuts he will vote against it. The only civilization to make Tax cuts when they were at war was the Bush government and Harper to the GST and look where it got both of us.

... more money in our pockets?

Well, look where raising taxes got us in the past...a lower standard of living.

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... more money in our pockets?

Well, look where raising taxes got us in the past...a lower standard of living.

Good end the war then cut taxes sounds great. You have to cut costs somewhere to cut taxes and becuase all our military money goes to the US to build us stuff lets just end it and spend that money in Canada or CUT TAXES.

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... more money in our pockets?

Well, look where raising taxes got us in the past...a lower standard of living.

Hmmm...yes and American's standard of living has improved so much in the last eight years...oh, wait a minute...

Like I said before, lowering taxes without reducing spending, doesn't work. We've seen it. Not only did the Cons blow a 13 billion dollar surplus but the economic statement only gives us a small surplus if we sell 12 billion dollars in assets. 13 billion and 12 billion...25 billion dollars spent above what was collected.

This is not going to put money in our pockets and the recent and projected job losses are only going to reduce revenue further, while draining EI. Can't see how any of that has or will put money in our pockets.

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Hmmm...yes and American's standard of living has improved so much in the last eight years...oh, wait a minute...

The Americans crossed a line we haven't even neared yet. Our federal government's finances are a COMPLETELY different picture from that of the US. Don't even compare them.

Like I said before, lowering taxes without reducing spending, doesn't work. We've seen it.

No we haven't. We've seen tax cuts with increased spending combined with a collapsing economy. The first two work to diminish the effects of the last. Your argument here shows a FUNDAMENTAL lack of logical thought. Either you don't understand the economy, or you're just blowing hot air. Either way, it makes it hard to take you seriously.

Not only did the Cons blow a 13 billion dollar surplus but the economic statement only gives us a small surplus if we sell 12 billion dollars in assets. 13 billion and 12 billion...25 billion dollars spent above what was collected.

We both know that expenditures have risen and that taxes have been reduced. That's fine. We get it. Your math, however, and the implications you make from it, again prevent anyone from being able to take you seriously. Revenue is down for two reasons. One is obviously the 2% GST reduction. The second is the fact that corporate revenue and personal income is DRASTICALLY down across the board because of a massive recession.

I agree that the spending was unecessary. I am VERY pleased that taxes were reduced, however, because in all likelihood that has pre-emptively sheltered us somewhat from the effects of the recession. If you were to rule out the GST cuts and the spending increases, we would STILL be running a deficit.

What's particularly amusing to me, however, with all you economic 'geniuses' is how you will condemn 2008 spending and the 2009 proposed deficit but all the other parties out there also promised massive stimulus and deficits.

ANY stimulus spending will take many months to a year to even have an impact on the economy. Harper spending in late 2007 and through 2008 IS being felt already and this is savings jobs and keeping people working RIGHT NOW rather than in 6-12 months. Fancy that.

Harper warned of a slowing economy in 2007. Mayhaps he was making plans to buffer the effects?

Harper warns of slowing economy - Dec 2007

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Alright madmax I'll meet your juvenile emoticons with simple logic.

1. A tax cut on consumer spending can ONLY help to increase consumer spending. Do you agree or disagree?

2. Government spending pumps money into the economy. Do you agree or disagree?

3. Harper indicated over a year ago that the economy might face a slow down? Agree or disagree?

It's REALLY amusing watching you and others froth at the mouth over Harper spending over the last year or so and paint Ignatieff or Layton or whoever as a beacon of hope as they promise similar deficits and spending moving forward.

Apparently increased spending leading up to the recession = BAD

Increased spending AFTER the fact = GOOD?

Could you please explain how?

:rolleyes:

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Apparently increased spending leading up to the recession = BAD

Increased spending AFTER the fact = GOOD?

Could you please explain how?

:rolleyes:

It's easy, MB! First, you demand that Harper abandon a balanced budget. Then you wait until you can lambaste him for running a deficit, after first berating him for not having a big ENOUGH stimulus deficit!

If you're fortunate enough to knock him out of office, you blame the whole sorry mess on the deficit he left you. Then you can do whatever you want, take all the credit and deflect any blame that comes up on Harper for being your predecessor.

It's been a tired old Opposition tactic for so flippin' long that I'm surprised there's any voter left over the age of 18 who believes it!

It's about as original as a federal government opinion column in the Toronto Star. You know, "Everything the Liberals do is good. Everything Harper does is bad!".

Excuse me, I'm feeling sleepy. I think I'll take a nap now.

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The Video Professor? I thought that as he's been getting older he's looking more and more like Lenin!

Seriously!

I noticed I wasn't clear. I hope people realize I meant that LAYTON is looking more and more like Lenin, not the Video Professor!

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Alright madmax I'll meet your juvenile emoticons with simple logic. :rolleyes:

There is no way I can take your comment seriously that Harpers intent this past year was to save jobs. Having been to Ottawa to meet with his ministers and such since 2007, and then just recently in the past 3 months, even still, I have a hard time not spitting up my coffee.

If you recall, Harper stated quite clearly in September.....

Companies can do as they like, the governments role is not to save jobs.

Harper said people he spoke with were not concerned about their jobs but their stocks.

Harper said he was not going to run a deficit, while he knowingly was running a deficit and now plans to have whopper Mulroney deficits.

The only thing clear so far, is that Harper will say anything to get elected.

What I have heard so far has been lip service and lip servants.

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Then you must really hate the Liberals for forcing this on the Conservatives.

You're not alone.

You are right Conservatives never make decisions by them selves. It must be why it is around 10 months since they past anything at all. I hope they never get a majority nothing will ever get done because the Liberals make all the Cons decisions. Strong leadership is what you want right? Time for something new then.

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I suggest you research what a minority government is. You obviously don't understand the concept.

Last time I checked in a minority government the party in power is the one who can keep the confidence of the house not the one who lies to the public to keep the most seats. I will look again but I think I am right. Harper is the one who brings down the budget not the Liberals, this is not 1998 keep up.

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Last time I checked in a minority government the party in power is the one who can keep the confidence of the house not the one who lies to the public to keep the most seats. I will look again but I think I am right. Harper is the one who brings down the budget not the Liberals, this is not 1998 keep up.

Funny I don't recall a minority gov in 1998. I wonder why nothing has been passed in 10 months have a look at the work the senate has been doing. How long did they stall the term limits bill again? A document what two whole paragraphs long? How about the hijacked commities why legislation that passed forst reading in the house was then sent back by the senate to go to commitee where guess what it is stalled or they were unable to bring up the matter because certain parties were tring to turn commitee meetings into judcial witch hunts.

Time to learn a little about how our government works and the impediments of it in a minority government. It is amazing anything got passed and turned into law.

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Funny I don't recall a minority gov in 1998. I wonder why nothing has been passed in 10 months have a look at the work the senate has been doing. How long did they stall the term limits bill again? A document what two whole paragraphs long? How about the hijacked commities why legislation that passed forst reading in the house was then sent back by the senate to go to commitee where guess what it is stalled or they were unable to bring up the matter because certain parties were tring to turn commitee meetings into judcial witch hunts.

Time to learn a little about how our government works and the impediments of it in a minority government. It is amazing anything got passed and turned into law.

I remember the Liberals being in power and getting things done in 1998. Remember when Harper couldn't find anything to do so he called for Summer recess early? Oh I do. BTW once the election was called and proroguing all bills Die. So the last 4 months have been totally Harper's fault all by himself he can share the blame for the other 5. Don't try to pass the blame becuase your party is the vacation and Recess party. Truth hurts

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I remember the Liberals being in power and getting things done in 1998. Remember when Harper couldn't find anything to do so he called for Summer recess early? Oh I do. BTW once the election was called and proroguing all bills Die. So the last 4 months have been totally Harper's fault all by himself he can share the blame for the other 5. Don't try to pass the blame becuase your party is the vacation and Recess party. Truth hurts

The senate stalled the bills what was going on in JUne do you remeber? NOthing but commitees shutting down day in and day out because they were more interested in a Cadmen witch hunt then actually doing their jobs.

The liberals had a majority government in 1998, plus an election called just days after Stockwell day took over the Alliance I remeber very well what went on.

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