Interesting discussion, but the US is much less dependent on government spending than Canada already. You do know the % of GDP that government spending accounts for in both countries, yes? And Canada already has no shortage of government supported businesses. I believe that decades of mismanagement has clearly demonstrated why Bombardier should not be given more billions of taxpayer dollars. Maybe those billions should be given to companies that can make trains and planes that people want and work first? Or just flush it down the toilet.Also a good illustration of how government stimulus boosts the stock market. These companies have received enormous sums of money from the US govt.
And myself, working at small company which was downstream from US government spending, also benefitted. Where did I put that excess money in my pocket? The stock market. The money originated from government, though it changed hands many times of course.
Frankly I'm not sure there would be much of a US economy (and North American economy) at all if it wasn't for US government spending. These hardcore conservative capitalists at CMF have government spending to thank.