Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Food for thought - Not for 8% of us

I came across this and was absolutely stunned by the results for Canada.

This is the IMF (International Monetary Fund) 2010 ranking of"Advanced Economies". I'm usually proud of my country and like to think that we'd rank be way up there, especially under the "enlightened, benevolent, happy-happy-joy-joy leadership" of our current government in Ottawa. But as the results below indicate, apparently 8% of us can't afford to feed ourselves.

Can Mr. Harper please identify the 8.4 Senators and 24.6 fact, the whole 25,211.6 Federal Employees in his government who are going hungry so I can invite them over for a decent meal. After all, running our country is hungry business and I want to do my part to ensure that they're up to the job.

Somehow I don't think that any of those people are missing a meal, nor are the additional 2 Million Provincial and Municipal employees. But you and I...well, you better enjoy your lunch cause it may be all you get today.

And the sad part ? Ottawa will claim this as a victory because look at our numbers vs. the USA !! If I were American, I'd be furious hence the title of the graph below.

(8% of 105 Senators, 308 MPs, StatsCan Fed Employees

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1 comment:

  1. Canada has dropped in global rankings. We used to be in the top 3 or 4 countries. We aren't even in the top 5 for UN now. Our Illustrious Leader, and his minions, have fallen down on the job when it comes to the global community, so it's not surprising they have fallen down a lot on the domestic front. We need new leaders.


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