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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 C-SPAN’s Washington Journal on May 18, 2011, a man by the name of Robert Stephan talked about “security” in the United States.

A caller asked him what his salary was. Working six years in Washington, D.C. can really work wonders on you.

This guy said that since he was no longer a DHS employee, he wasn’t receiving a salary, and since he only worked six years, he also doesn’t receive a pension. What he failed to point out, however, until later, was that he is now a contractor for DHS.

Relying on a technicality, he deliberately dodged a straight-forward question of what his annual compensation was, and also failed to point out what his salary had been when he was an employee, since the question was what his current salary was.

He also claimed he had no idea what salaries were under “the Obama administration,” giving the false impression that salaries have radically changed in the past two years.

If that weren’t enough, he completely ignored the question of how many threats and incidents there had been, and had to rely on the moderator to tell him what DHS’ budget was, presumably because he was too busy keeping America safe all these years.

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