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On October 4, 2011, Forbes announced that Canada is the best place for business in 2011, ahead of the United States in 10th place.

This is a continuation of a trend that began in 1993 when Canada started on a path to get its fiscal house in order, and accelerated in 2001 with the reckless policies of the Bush administration, which have since been aggravated by the Obama administration.

For my other articles on Canada’s economic ascendancy compared to its once great neighbour, see:

1. Once founded as a limited government whose powers are few and defined, the United States federal government is more centralized and expansive than Canada’s

2. Canada has one of the lowest average tariff rates in the world, with the 9th lowest out of 183 countries

3. The conservative Heritage Foundation labels Canada’s economy free and the United States as only mostly free

4. Still think Canada is more socialist than the United States? The joke’s on you

5. Canada more tax friendly for business than the United States: KPMG

6. Canada has more economic freedom than the United States: The Heritage Foundation

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On Thursday, November 5, 2009, I sent the following email to Bob Kincaid, host of “Head On with Bob Kincaid” on the Head On Radio Network (H.O.R.N.), and I thank him for addressing it, by reading it on the air that evening, starting at 16:00.

I became a listener in mid-2006, and listened regularly until early 2009. He did such a great job excoriating the Bush administration for their deliberate and repeated assaults on the Constitution, and informed me of things I wouldn’t have otherwise heard about, such as now Attorney-General Eric Holder’s representation of Chiquita International, on accusations of supporting a terrorist group, which they admitted to and paid a $25 million fine in 2007.

I was concerned that, in my view, the U.S. was headed down the same path that President Bush had taken it down, despite the window dressing looking very different. It’s not about Democrat or Republican. They are two wings of the same bird of prey. I hope that more people will see the evidence for this, as events continue to unfold under President Obama, who campaigned under the slogan of “change.”

Bob,

On yesterday’s show you blamed Republicans for killing any meaningful health care reform, but with the Democrats having a comfortable majority in the House, even excluding the so-called Blue Dogs, and a theoretical filibuster-proof Democratic caucus majority in the Senate, it’s clear who’s to blame for this failure — “Democrats.”

I agree with the meaning and tone of all the chastisements you’ve ever made about Harry Reid and Joe Lieberman. Lieberman never should have been allowed to continue caucusing with the Democrats once he endorsed McCain for president, and therefore the Democrats could never have been said to have a filibuster-proof majority in actuality until they had one without relying on him. But what about the other nine Democrats? One need look no further to cast blame than so-called Democrats.

After all, despite a bi-partisan committee majority supporting Dennis Kucinich’s single-payer option for states amendment, it was taken out by the (Democratic) House ‘leadership’ last Thursday, and that rightly had Dennis fuming.

[the author of this site]

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