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stewert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-03 02:53 PM
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O'Reilly LIED About Canada Being Bankrupt !

Here is what O'Dummy actually said:

Quote from the December 11, 2003 talking points memo.

Canada can't help us anyway. They have no military to speak of. And the socialistic system they have
there has nearly bankrupted them. So Chretien is history. A new administration is upcoming. We should
be trying to work things out with Canada.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,105448,00.html

And now the truth:

From the Canadian Broadcasting Company website.

Budget surplus

Justin Thompson, CBC News Online | October 22, 2003

Finance Minister John Manley announced that Canada's budget surplus for the fiscal year 2002-2003 was a
whopping $7 billion. The entire amount, he said, will go toward paying down the national debt keeping it to a
projected $510.6 billion by the end of the fiscal year. A noble decision, indeed.

On the other hand, this is Canada's sixth straight budget surplus, and debt payments aren't the most exciting
way to spend $7 billion. The CBC's Justin Thompson did some window-shopping to see what else Manley could
blow the money on.

Full Story:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/budget /
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Terwilliger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-03 02:54 PM
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1. preaching to the choir
I'd rather you posted when he tells the truth...a much more infrequent event
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-03 02:54 PM
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2. Of course he lies. That's what he does. That's ALL he does.
Lying, splotchy bully.
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-03 02:59 PM
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4. Love the Terminator-esque Quote
Of course he lies. That's what he does. That's ALL he does.

---That's a keeper!

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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-03 02:55 PM
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3. ROFLMAO!
Edited on Thu Dec-11-03 02:55 PM by redqueen
They're one of the few countries still allied with us that's doing so WELL!

He's a drooling moron! No wait... I shouldn't insult drooling morons that way...

What a tool!

:dunce:
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-03 03:04 PM
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5. Makes us not look so bad. See every one is going broke.
And we are.This stock market thing is just another bubble, mark my words. Drugs and war pruduction are going strong.
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Pax Hayden Donating Member (61 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-03 03:09 PM
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6. It's important that the NeoConservatives keep us in the dark about Canada.
Edited on Thu Dec-11-03 03:12 PM by Pax Hayden
One of the difficulties those of us on the Left have to deal with when argueing about the benefits of a single-payer healthcare system is the boogie-man of Canada. You would think the apologists for the privatized system we currently have are talking about Soviet-era Russia when they talk about our neighbor to the North.

How many times have you heard your friendly-neighborhood conservative parrot you one of these lies: "In Canada, you have to wait three years to have a cyst removed," or "The Canadians have to cross the border into the United States to receive basic health-care," or, (my favorite,) "The Canadians have to pay 85% of their income in taxes to pay for their Healthcare plan."

Much like the North Koreans, the conservatives must foster the myths about their neighbors in order to keep the locals pacified.

This lie from O'Reilly is just another brick in the Leggo-wall the Republican party and their shills have raised between the American People and the truth about Canada's single-payer healthcare system.
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-03 03:17 PM
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10. well said, and welcome
We're really not that scary up here. Except, maybe, to the people picking your pockets.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-03 06:42 PM
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11. Hi Pax Hayden!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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Drifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-03 03:10 PM
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7. So we are going through ...
more debt each year than our friends to the North have total. Except they are actually reducing theirs.

BOR is an idiot.

Cheers
Drifter
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-03 03:10 PM
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8. Canada
sticks in the craw of many a NeoCon.

While it has its flaws, I think it is admirable the way they are attempting to blend the best of capitalism and socialism. We could learn much from them.
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-03 03:15 PM
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9. This is the stupidest thing yet...
...that * and his minions have come up with. Alienating CANADA? I live in a border state and this makes me want to run for it...
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