Saturday, June 23, 2012
Harper tells European leaders to find their own money
BRIAN LILLEY | QMI AGENCY
Prime Minister Stephen Harper did every taxpayer of Canada a great favour this week when he told European leaders to go find their own money.Harper was under tremendous pressure while attending a G20 summit in Mexico to fork over Canadian cash for a European bailout.
Calls came from the head of the International Monetary Fund and several of Europe's top politicians - still Harper said no.
The PM told reporters that European countries, which are some of the richest in the world, have the capacity to deal with their own problems.
That sent European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso off the deep end.
"Frankly, we are not coming here to receive lessons in terms of democracy and in terms of how to run an economy because the European Union has a model that we may be very proud of," Barroso said.
Actually, Barroso might want to take lessons.
For all of Canada's faults, our economy is outperforming Europe's and we aren't in a constant state of negotiation over the next bailout...Continue reading...