...goes horribly wrong...Don't you worry though... CTV is gonna swing the other way and balance things out.**********FROM THE COMMENTS:
"People are suffering and dying from lack of medical facilities, doctors and staff. Where's the 3 billion for that? Cars are a higher priority it seems."
12/13/2008 07:30:00 a.m.
land of misfit toys
How about we do a real Canada wide poll where everyone gets one vote.YES to giving away 3 billion of Canadian taxpayer money to General Motors et al. or NO.Even though the referendum will cost taxpayers a few million dollars at the end of the day I bet it will save us all billions.People are suffering and dying from lack of medical facilities, doctors and staff. Where's the 3 billion for that? Cars are a higher priority it seems.
Iangmann has a good point. Maybe Canadians should vote on issues on a regular basis,, it would seem to be far more democratic than simply electing elites of either stripe who claim to represent us. With the kinds of technology available, we don't need to spend millions on every referendum anyways, I say if you can do banking, buying and selling online, you could easily have an online voting system. [With some independent watchdogs/safeguards of course, if you can put a man on the moon.. etc.]I dare say Canadians know what they want, and in a democracy, public opinion should actually matter. But the biggest issues on peoples minds tend to not favour big business, at least not nearly as much as the government does. People [From what I've heard] want to see better public health care, better education, and they want to have a sustainable environment for our kids to grow up in.As for the Unions, sure they make more than non-unionized people, [hence the point of unions..] but it is not the salaries that are hurting GM. The labour cost in a GM car is around 7%. If you could halve that labour cost, it would only be cutting the vehicles cost by a few hundred dollars.. not exactly make or break. Poor management [particularly design] is to blame, and the workers are being scapegoated, while the actual numbers are being ignored.
*"Maybe Canadians should vote on issues on a regular basis." -- i'm totally on side with that... now you just have to convince the politicians.good luck there, huh?*
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