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 want to travel
Joined: 7/29/2006
Msg: 30
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try and read what the Michigan papers have to say about this project, the Star is pro Harper
it just is not popular with Americans, not at this time
both, the bridge, and rail tunnel, was built by private enterprise,both are still working wonderfully,nearly a century later!
nobody is saying, that no new bridge should be built,but it should not just be yet another hand out, by tax payers on the Canadian side, at least American's, have a say, in what their tax money should be spent on!

If no one has noticed, manufacturing, in both countries has been in rapid decline, over the past 30 or so years!
The Canadian government, gave GM a bail out, in thanks, they pulled out of Oshawa!
all kind of manufacturing jobs, are just simply moving overseas......

private enterprise should foot the bill, not tax payers!
the government, cant run even the most simple business,and turn a profit, this bridge, will never, pay for itself!
In Windsor we had a casino built,by the government,it was a disaster, until, Ceasars was hired to run it

and American's don't take it personally, it is not the people, the citizens of the United states that the whole world is having a major problem with
it is the government that is now, bought and payed for by wall street!
Joined: 12/8/2011
Msg: 31
Another' hand out' to the USA
Posted: 6/19/2012 8:09:18 PM

The United States of America has given and given and given until now we are dead broke and cannot give to our own. That isn't the only reason we can't give to our own and our country really isn't broke, but it is sucking so much from it's own citizens that for all intents and purposes we are broke.

There is one group of citizens that are doing quote well and in fact have never had it better.

You think maybe those two things would somehow be related?

You know the whole running out of money the same time someone though it was a good idea to bring less in?
Joined: 9/23/2011
Msg: 32
Another' hand out' to the USA
Posted: 6/19/2012 8:28:15 PM

If this bridge needs to be built so badly for Canadians to get over to Detroit, my question is why? Not that I mind you coming over, come all you want, but sounds like Canadians must be getting a great deal out of crossing over to Detroit/Michigan/USA


CVMA President Mark Nantais stated: "We have long supported additional international infrastructure capacity in the Windsor-Detroit gateway because it is a critical trade corridor that supports automotive manufacturing and jobs in both Canada and the United States."

AAPC President Matt Blunt added that "The scale of trade in automotive products between the United States and Canada is unequalled anywhere else in the world and the seamless nature of the auto manufacturing industry that straddles our border, requires the necessary infrastructure that this bridge represents."

With the highly integrated automotive industry between Canada and the United States, automotive trade is worth roughly $100 Billion annually, with the majority of production parts and finished vehicles flowing through the Windsor-Detroit gateway.


Chrysler's "Imported from Detroit" campaign started in February with a two-minute Super Bowl ad featuring Detroit-born rapper Eminem driving through the city in a Chrysler 200, which is assembled in Detroit. "When it comes to luxury, it's as much about where it's from, as who it's for," says a deep-voiced narrator.

The chrysler 300 is made in Brampton Ontario.

You are correct, in saying the US "has never taken a hand out" rather you just ..take.
Joined: 9/23/2011
Msg: 33
Another' hand out' to the USA
Posted: 6/20/2012 12:04:07 PM

It's embarrasing to see how eager some Canadians are to bash the United States of America.

indications by demonstration of hyperbole laced hubris ( msg's 6,25,39) is embarrassing? odd

I think Canada is lucky to have such a good neighbour. We often travel to the United States and I can't say I've ever met a kinder, more polite group of people.

..better the devil you know
Joined: 12/22/2011
Msg: 34
Another' hand out' to the USA
Posted: 6/20/2012 4:22:46 PM
LOL on the health care thing,yes there are SOME Cdns. who go south for it (would hardly make any significant bridge traffic) ---- >

what few people know is that many Americans who live in border cities come to Canada for medical care & procedures, especially those not covered by insurance who are paying out of their own pockets..since the costs are typically about 1/2 what they are in the USA (have inside knowledge of this)

rarely mentioned by the spin doctors as those with vested interests in keeping the current US system have deep pockets for PR & publicity, spend many $$ Millions annually pimping..errr. I mean "promoting" the current system.

the US can no longer pretend to be a democratic country (influenced by "the people") , it is run by the thousands of lobbyists in Washington DC & state Capitols ..

money buys everything, Manny Maroun, owner of the current Windsor-Detroit Ambassador Bridge, doesn't want competition and is spreading $$ millions to Michigan legislators to ensure it stays that way It is a government of big business, for big business, and by lawyers , lobbyists & PR firms

then the USA has the balls to suggest that other countries around the world should 'embrace democracy"? rule of the almighty $ is more like it

The "Tea Party" doesn't want 'less government'-- they wan the same amount, just gov't to choose different groups to 'win' or 'lose' by gov't intervention & other words they want Big Gov't to benefit THEIR special interests.

Canada is not much better but not 'quite' as pimped out as the US situation

^^^ LOLOLOL Paul, you are so right, so right!



interesting choice of initials, SS once had a very sinister meaning --but as long as the "right" people 'win', any amount of gov't intervention & control is OK , right?
 want to travel
Joined: 7/29/2006
Msg: 35
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Another' hand out' to the USA
Posted: 6/23/2012 1:10:48 AM
Well I will tell you
Bridge, by government Bad Idea
Canadians, are not asked, nor do they have any right too
Michigan is challenging, the whole thing, they are demanding a vote, on the whole thing in november!!!
Joined: 6/10/2012
Msg: 36
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Another' hand out' to the USA
Posted: 6/27/2012 7:06:37 AM
At least Canadians know how to build good roads(bridges)!!!
I grew up in a 'Border City', and every time the family drove over The Peace Bridge....
we always knew _The Second_ we entered Canada....into Ft. Erie...
The road was as Smooth as Silk..!!! opposed to the Air Force Bombing Range on the Buffalo side!!!

^5 to all my Canuck friends.....
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