Comment 102299

By notlloyd (registered) - website | Posted June 10, 2014 at 20:54:31 in reply to Comment 102276

y = c + I + G +(x - m) Ontario only controls part of G. Given that the federal government controls money supply, interest and dollar value, Ontario grows debt at it's own risk.

I cannot see how it is "disingenuous" (pretending to know less that one does) to suggest that our rapidly expanding debt, primarily for social programs, leaves us with no money for capital or infrastructure investment. Isn't that exactly what it does?

Look at the US. Carve out too much money for food stamps and you lose Nasa and all the spin offs.

I agree with you though. We would be far wiser to spend money on transportation and infrastructure than on all day daycare. It is really a matter of priorities. (I doubt it, but maybe that was what "KevinLove" meant by wasting money on the wealthy.)

There is a significant ongoing debate about whether or not Keynes was correct in the long run in spending our way out of a depression. But Roosevelt spent money on dams and bridges and highways - not daycare.

Comment edited by notlloyd on 2014-06-10 20:58:15

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