Thursday, October 21, 2010

Welcome (Back) To Hard Times

Leading indicators fall for the first time in over a year. Manufacturing, so important to seat rich Ontario, goes into the tank. And meanwhile the Tories are acting like the BOD of the workhouse in Oliver Twist. Canadian's have given the Tories a pass during the 1st dip of this recession; if there's a 2nd, I don't think they shall be so lucky.

PS. Title is my take on the title of E.L Doctorow's wonderful first novel. It's a Western, like Cormac MacCarthy but without all the bullshit fake biblical prose.


CanadianSense said...

Canadians did not give a pass to the Federal Government global recession. In 2009 four contests took place and they won 50%.

The Liberals in fact were not "overlooked" for their invaluable contribution to the political landscape. Canadians sent zero Liberals to Ottawa.

A recent poll shows 76% want a change in the Ontario. A poll of that nature have NEVER existed for a change in Ottawa.

Tof KW said...

If we do indeed fall into a double-dip recession (which appears to be the case) I'm not so sure Canadians won't give the CPC a pass. Because remember, it's never the Harper government's fault.

They will blame outside forces for our woes ...poor American recovery, European insolvency, high Canadian dollar due to high resource prices killing the manufacturing sector, etc, etc, etc. And of course the main reason for the poor economy is Ignatieff and all the political uncertainty the opposition parties are causing.

Entirely predictable, like a 3rd rate mystery novel?

Tof KW said...

Pardon me, that last sentence was not meant to be a question.

Gene Rayburn said...

Do you have a feeling that CanadianSense bizarre statements could be applied to anything?

Is it off topic or just more of Patsy's crazy twisted view of this world?

This one doesn't even cite the polls. You know I know "a guy" that can refute all of those polls with other mysterious polls.

In fact a recent poll found that 76% of Canadians think CS is full of shit.

Tof KW said...

Gene, I'm not even bothering anymore's a waste of time and pixels.

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