With the blessing of the European Union, Spain sent 16,000 troops into the streets to stop people from voting on the independence of its state of Catalonia & Barcelona from Spain. It turned out it, was terrible news for the progressive left.
A balanced budget would be nice given the rarity of them, but the one thing they won't tell you is how well the money is spent. A quick look at any of the auditor general reports reveal sums of money spent on, ahem, projects that have no redeeming value to the taxpayers on the hook to pay for them.
Both Burnaby & Vancouver City Councils spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on the fight against the Trans - Mountain Pipeline. Their excuse for spending was to inform the public. They did not succeed for here is the long list of key information that was left out.
Michael asked Martin Armstrong, the man the Wall Street Journal called The Highest Paid Economic and Financial Forecaster in the World, what financial issue kept him up at night. His answer here, will definitely impact you.
We are living in a period of profound change that is going to crush individuals, companies and Countries. That's why Mike has stretched himself to bring to Money Talks this Saturday the individual he thinks is the top economic and financial forecaster in the world. Those who survive and prosper will have been right about economics and finance of this incoming period. Mike encourages you to listen to the man he trusts to guide him through the changes we are about to experience.
Politicians concern for poverty and homelessness is touching, however the actions they take are not focused on them. Poverty is not on politicians agenda, a few sighs, maybe a tear or two then it on to rescuing the worlds richest middle class.
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The Parliamentary Budget office says the Paris agreement will cost our children between $600 - $1800 a year. The older you are, the less you will pay. The CPP is also funded by an intergenerational transfer of wealth as younger citizens will pay more because they will be alive longer. The game is set up so the younger generation will pay substantially more than their elders.