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Writer's Block: Ripped from the Headlines

What news story have you heard or read lately that made you really angry? What about one that made you really happy?


News about the economy, or anything that the government is doing, tends to make me angry. I see no real effort to make the world a better place, only to more thoroughly entrench positions of power and influence. Once again we were promised "no new taxes, not a penny" (ghostly shades of "read my lips!")... only to be told two months later that "we must tax and spend to save the economy." That makes me very angry because it's not the change I voted for. It's absolutely more of the same.

While I can't think of a specific recent news item that made me happy, I enjoy reading stories about people stepping outside of the box to make a difference in the lives of others, or lifting the human condition in general.


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carlfoxmarten
Mar. 29th, 2009 07:30 am (UTC)
Personally, I'm wondering if most of this has been started by the media trying to find something bigger than Global Warming to blow out of proportion.

What has me rather annoyed right now is how much it sounds like Americans are getting taxed.

Not being one myself, I can only vouch for Canadian taxes, and that has actually been lowered this year to allow people to have more money to buy more stuff with to stimulate the economy.

Has anybody else noticed that Canada and the US do most things differently?
ccdesan
Mar. 29th, 2009 07:54 am (UTC)
> Has anybody else noticed that Canada and the US do most things differently?

While you have your own internal challenges, as we all do, the big difference I notice is the lack of violent ups and downs in your economy, and the absence of international histrionics. Canada seems like your basic, peaceful, sensible neighbor watching the folks downstairs have crack parties and gang wars, while vacillating between bouts of obscene wealth and desperate privation.

Oh, excuse me - did I just say that out loud?
deckardcanine
Mar. 30th, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
I thought Canada still had higher taxes than the U.S. -- as do most industrialized nations.

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