The Conservatives are adding 30 more seats to the House of Commons, ones I'm sure they feel they will win, but why?
The population of Canada is 33,739,900. The population of the United States over 307 million.
They have 100 senators and 56 governors. We have 105 senators and soon 338 Members of Parliament.
Stephen Harper has 39 ministers and 25 parliamentary secretaries in his executive. President Obama has only 22 in his administration.
His ministers earn over $200,000 a year, a U.S. senator with more responsibility, $174,000. Governors on average $125,000.
How are they able to run their country with so few, when we need more than three times as many, with 1/10th of the population?
I thought the Harperites were for smaller government. Apparently not.
In the United States senators and governors vote independently. In Canada all parties are now leader driven, and more often then not, vote the way they are told to vote.
Seems pretty screwed up to me.