Thursday, February 19, 2009
Obama tries to say the right thing
... but it is what he does that is worrisome. On his first presidential visit to Canada he says he wants to "grow trade". That, indeed, is the real question. Canadians have to be concerned about a U.S. administration that seems to be more interested in command and control. It's piecemeal socialistic answers to every problem, making the guise of crisis the impetus for increasing regulatory and confiscatory policy, is sure to dampen economic prospects for America's greatest trading partner. How can trade really grow if the U.S. government drives toward economic policies that render the dynamism of the American people crippled by an increasingly overbearing state? Not too sure that Canadians should be all that excited about this visit. Canadians need America to be strong and prosperous.