Matt Drudge has decided to start pushing socialism. Look at his big headline right now:
Hardheaded Socialism Makes Canada Richer Than U.S.
On July 1, Canada Day, Canadians awoke to a startling, if pleasant, piece of news: For the first time in recent history, the average Canadian is richer than the average American.
According to data from Environics Analytics WealthScapes published in the Globe and Mail, the net worth of the average Canadian household in 2011 was $363,202, while the average American household’s net worth was $319,970.
A few days later, Canada and the U.S. both released the latest job figures. Canada’s unemployment rate fell, again, to 7.2 percent, and America’s was a stagnant 8.2 percent. Canada continues to thrive while the U.S. struggles to find its way out of an intractable economic crisis and a political sine curve of hope and despair.
I’ve brought up before, how things like Canada’s single payer healthcare system has been a big attraction to businesses, but there’s also things like education:
The [Toyota] factory will cost $800 million to build, with the federal and provincial governments kicking in $125 million of that to help cover research, training and infrastructure costs.
Several U.S. states were reportedly prepared to offer more than double that amount of subsidy. But Fedchun said much of that extra money would have been eaten away by higher training costs than are necessary for the Woodstock project.
He said Nissan and Honda have encountered difficulties getting new plants up to full production in recent years in Mississippi and Alabama due to an untrained – and often illiterate – workforce. In Alabama, trainers had to use “pictorials” to teach some illiterate workers how to use high-tech plant equipment.
“The educational level and the skill level of the people down there is so much lower than it is in Ontario,” Fedchun said.
In addition to lower training costs, Canadian workers are also $4 to $5 cheaper to employ partly thanks to the taxpayer-funded health-care system in Canada, said federal Industry Minister David Emmerson.
Americans are too dumb to build cars anymore!
Many went after Toyota for that in 2005, but here’s the thing. Right now we got Republicans wanting Mitt Romney because of his “successful business background”. Well Toyota is also very successful, so the words of their leaders should be given as much credit as those of Romney.
And let’s not forget that Canada isn’t a totally socialist nation. Instead they have found a balance that works. That’s something we can’t do here, because we have Americans listening to people like Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly, which makes millions of dollars per year, telling them how they should pay for everything they need and the government shouldn’t tax at all. That is really easy to say when you’re raking in the big bucks, but if you are living on an average salary and raising a family, well it gets a lot harder.
America is no longer a leader. Our petty, partisan bickering has lead to us falling from that position. We need to accept that fact and start looking at what is working for other nations. We are the country that put a man on the moon. If we pay attention to what’s happening around us, we can once again become the leading country in economy and growth.