Why Now?
Sunday, October 02, 2005
  Let's Outsource the US Government
California has been having a busy wildfire season and needed some help. Who you gonna call? Canada .

The CBC reports: Quebec sends waterbombers to help fight California wildfires
The Quebec government is lending a hand to help fight massive brush fires on the edge of Los Angeles.

The province's forest fire prevention agency has sent two CL-415 waterbombers to help combat the flames. The crew includes eight pilots and three technicians who might remain on site until the end of December, depending on the situation.

Quebec said if the fires get worse, it will be ready to send more help.
Last month I talked about the Vancouver Rescue Teams that were first outside assistance St. Bernard parish received, and about the Canadian Ships that brought people and supplies to the Gulf Coast.

The Canadians have been helping a very long time. Many may have missed the story of the Canadian embassy getting 6 Americans out of Teheran during the Iranian Hostage Crisis in 1980.

They do these things and yet the Canadian budget is running a surplus and they are paying down their national debt.

They think that a single-payer national health system is a good thing and they manage to provide health care to everyone. This system as well as their educated work force convinced Toyota to build its newest North American auto plant in Canada, rather than in the United States despite major tax giveaways offered by several states.

General Dynamics has also moved several manufacturing plants to Canada, including one of the plants that build the US Army's Stryker armored vehicle.

Obviously the Canadian government delivers a better product than the US government, so we should fire the current mismanagement team and outsource our government to Canada.


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