June 11, 2008

Flaherty inTwo Different Situations but the Same Approach or If It Didn't Work the First Time...

I don't blame Canadians for doubting Flaherty's ability to manage the economy and make judgments about growth and whether or not we're heading for a recession.

Flaherty can go on all he wants but the reality is that he couldn't get it right when he was Minister of Finance of Ontario during a period of seemingly exponential growth and prosperity. So how are Canadians supposed to believe he can get it right when the economy is on its way down? Remember, his approach to both situations has been pretty much exactly the same.

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Quotes from people smarter than me...

"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich" ~ JFK

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. " ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. " ~ Benjamin Franklin

"First it is necessary to stand on your own two feet. But the minute a man finds himself in that position, the next thing he should do is reach out his arms. " ~ Kristin Hunter

"When you're a mayor and you have a problem you blame the provincial government. If you are provincial government and you have a problem you blame the federal government. We don't blame the Queen any more, so once in a while we might blame the Americans." ~ Jean Chretien

"Which is ideology? Which not? You shall know them by their assertion of truth, their contempt for considered reflection, and their fear of debate." ~ John Ralston Saul

"It is undoubtedly easier to believe in absolutes, follow blindly, mouth received wisdom. But that is self-betrayal." ~ John Ralston Saul

"Everybody dies, Tracey. Someone's carrying a bullet for you right now, doesn't even know it. The trick is to die of old age before it finds you." ~ Cpt. Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly, Episode 12)

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