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Offline Omni

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #1005 on: December 01, 2020, 04:18:06 pm »
All three of the spammers have been punished with one deletion each.

(further spamming won't be tolerated)

Furthere "punishment" will be sought.  ;D

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #1006 on: December 01, 2020, 04:37:12 pm »
Are you...purposely trying to ruin a system that has worked well for two years?

Seems like he thinks this is his forum.
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #1007 on: December 01, 2020, 05:31:34 pm »
Are you...purposely trying to ruin a system that has worked well for two years?

Yes he is.
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #1008 on: December 01, 2020, 05:34:26 pm »
Not on this topic squid, I just deleted one of your comments on one of my topics. Don't make me delete any more just becasue you have bad feelings right now.

I can tell how good of a person you are by how you treat the people you disagree with.

Trump's petty revenge tactics seem to have rubbed off on you.
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #1009 on: December 01, 2020, 05:37:34 pm »
All three of the spammers have been punished with one deletion each.

(further spamming won't be tolerated)

Due to your tactics I will cease posting on any of your topics until the weekend.  Further ass-hat behaviour will result in longer sanctions.
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #1010 on: December 02, 2020, 11:17:56 am »
Are you...purposely trying to ruin a system that has worked well for two years?

No, it was just a test to see how long the spammers would hook into the game and stop their whining and spamming on my threads. I'm quite tired of them now.

Something needed to be done. So we'll see how the normal people deal with it and if it's in a positive way then I'll continue. If not, well there are my other boards.

Maybe if you hadn't objected to new threads that were meant to help this forum grow, they never would have got the idea planted in their skulls that more threads were a bad thing?
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #1011 on: December 02, 2020, 12:57:55 pm »
Maybe if you hadn't objected to new threads that were meant to help this forum grow, they never would have got the idea planted in their skulls that more threads were a bad thing?

please sir - the invasionOfTheThreads was self-defeating if only in terms of "watering down" the overall and burying other threads... and, of course, your fans had an easy target; one ably assisted by the most suspect sources you purposely chose. As I just did in one of your newest threads, the same topic you sourced from the Russian propaganda machine was available in the mainstream. So, in the name of the want to grow the forum you're expressing, the waldo might suggest a % compilation of like topics as a start... perhaps more compilation will lead to less interpreted spamming - yes?
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Offline Gorgeous Graham

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #1012 on: December 02, 2020, 04:44:04 pm »
Geez Louise.  The Liberals have spent more in COVID handouts than every other country.  Canada is #1 in government deficit as % of GDP, and #1 in real household disposable income per capita. (graphs in article) ??? 

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-ottawa-is-not-only-shouldering-the-potential-debts-of-canadians-it/

"Ottawa gives households $7 for every dollar of income lost in private sector

...But Ottawa continues to dramatically overshoot that mark, with household income data released Tuesday showing that the emergency support programs rolled out to cushion the economic blow of the coronavirus have outstripped the loss in earnings since the end of March. Ottawa is not only shouldering the potential debts of Canadians – it has borrowed tens of billions of dollars to pad their bank accounts.

Statistics Canada data show that primary household income, or private-sector earnings, barely dropped between the first quarter of 2020 and third quarter, falling by just 1 per cent, or $15.2-billion to $1.52-trillion. But transfers from government, which include existing programs such as employment insurance plus new coronavirus-era programs, made up for that drop many times over. Those transfers rose by $103.8-billion from the first quarter to the third quarter, meaning that the government effectively gave households nearly $7 for each dollar of lost private-sector income. Those figures are seasonally adjusted and stated on an annualized basis.

Once other costs are taken into account, household disposable income rose 7.6 per cent between the first and third quarters, while edging down slightly from the second quarter, when the imbalance between income losses and government transfers was even greater. Canada is virtually alone in seeing such a spike in household income, with only the United States coming close to matching that surge. (Both countries placed much more emphasis on sending funds to individuals rather than the wage subsidies that were the policy focus in other advanced economies.)
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For some economists, the extra billions of dollars sent to households is proof that the new income support programs are simply too generous, and exceed the goal of protecting Canadians from an economic catastrophe. “We probably went overboard with too much spending,” said Jack Mintz, president’s fellow at the school of public policy at the University of Calgary.
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Mr. Mintz said the excess in payments likely stems from the structure of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, which paid a flat $500 to qualifying recipients, no matter what their employment income was. That meant low-paid workers, especially those with part-time jobs, could see their incomes rise."
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #1013 on: December 02, 2020, 05:25:25 pm »
Don't forget the forecast 121 to 136 billion that will be added next year.
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #1014 on: December 02, 2020, 05:56:45 pm »
We used to be the fiscal envy of the G7.  Then Trudeau was elected.

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #1015 on: December 02, 2020, 06:04:47 pm »

Maybe if you hadn't objected to new threads that were meant to help this forum grow, they never would have got the idea planted in their skulls that more threads were a bad thing?

In the past 12 days you  have started 16 new threads on the American politics section alone. It that doesn't qualify as spam, nothing does.
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #1016 on: December 02, 2020, 07:10:53 pm »
That doesn't include the ones JMT deleted.
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #1017 on: December 03, 2020, 10:25:43 am »
We used to be the fiscal envy of the G7.  Then Trudeau was elected.

Which G7 countries has a better net debt position?
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Offline Gorgeous Graham

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #1018 on: December 03, 2020, 10:14:14 pm »
Which G7 countries has a better net debt position?

I read around 2026 when hopefully this is all over our projected debt/gdp is to be around 55%, which will be up from i think 39% before COVID.  So we should still be in decent shape.

Thank heavens for the 90's economy and the Chretien/Martin gov, we started from a decent position.
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #1019 on: December 04, 2020, 09:17:08 am »
Which G7 countries has a better net debt position?

Actually when you factor in all government debt, we don’t look that great in comparison. We were 89% three years ago, about the same as the UK. God only knows what it will be when this is over.
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