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Offline niam2023

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Re: Canadian Politics
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2018, 02:27:40 pm »
When I hear people saying the left "failed to create a populist front", I hear "they failed to gather properly around a singular messiah".
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Re: Canadian Politics
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2018, 09:17:54 pm »
Populist doesn't seem to have anything to do with what a candidate actual says but if they campaign based on yelling instead of facts.  Wynne raised the minimum wage to $14 an hour, cracked down on wage theft and introduced pro-worker laws and didn't get an once of credit for it.

Most of them likely think like my old man: "She blew a BILLION DOLLARS on the gas plant debacle!"

Of course, even he saw through the Kingpin of Toronto.  Apparently a number of other morons did not.

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Re: Canadian Politics
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2018, 01:51:04 am »
^I was talking to a co-worker about why he was planning to vote for Doug Ford:

Him: "Taxation is Theft!"

Me: "Er no, taxes are needed to pay for services like welfare, education, healthcare, police, etc that you (a retail employee with a two year old kid) need but can't afford out of your own pocket."

Then he gives me this look of shocked disbelief and in a tone that screams "I can't believe how stupid you are" explains very slowly and carefully in the most condescending way: "The government prints the money.  They don't need taxes.  They can just print money."

Then I tried to explain how economics works, but everything I said was clearly in one ear, out the other.

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Re: Canadian Politics
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2018, 02:14:42 am »
You were dealing with a hick.

Their family tree is less a tree and more a bush of kudzu. Don't expect intelligence out of hicks.
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Re: Canadian Politics
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2018, 03:27:07 am »
Never mind that printing money is a federal thing, the provinces have to make do with what they can get.
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