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For the First Time, Canadians Now Richer Than Americans
US News ^ | 7/18/12 | Meg Handley

Posted on 07/18/2012 11:04:13 AM PDT by Nachum

While Americans might enjoy throwing politically-charged barbs at their neighbors to the north, Canadians now have at least one reason to be smug.

For the first time in recent history, the average Canadian is richer than the average American, according to a report cited in Toronto's Globe and Mail.

And not just by a little. Currently, the average Canadian household is more than $40,000 richer than the average American household. The net worth of the average Canadian household in 2011 was $363,202, compared to around $320,000 for Americans.

(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americans; canadians; richer
Guess they will have to watch for illegal aliens from America now
1 posted on 07/18/2012 11:04:24 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 07/18/2012 11:07:43 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

6 years Stephen Harper + 4 years Obama = Soviet Canuckistan >USA


3 posted on 07/18/2012 11:07:54 AM PDT by Reaganez
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To: Nachum

They do not have Obama and his merry ban d of Robin Hood social justice idiots to deal with either. =.=


4 posted on 07/18/2012 11:08:02 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Nachum
the average Canadian is richer than the average American

Socialism causes everyone to be equally poor.

5 posted on 07/18/2012 11:11:25 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Nachum

That’s because they a Conservative government in power, not a bunch of idiot socialists.

Additionally, these results are skewed because of Canada’s real estate bubble - my buddy bought a rundown fixer-upper in a crappy area of Toronto, that was wildly overpriced at $550,000.


6 posted on 07/18/2012 11:11:53 AM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: Nachum

Obama has fulfilled one campaign promise. He *has* fundamentally changed America — just not for the better.

Obama — the United States’s answer to Juan Peron.


7 posted on 07/18/2012 11:12:03 AM PDT by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: Nachum; Reaganez; cranked

This is BS

GDP (PPP) per capita

USA = $48,387
Canada = $40,541

Figures from the International Monetary Fund World Economic Outlook Database

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2012/01/weodata/index.aspx


8 posted on 07/18/2012 11:19:35 AM PDT by moonshot925
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To: Nachum

Yeah, but they still have to come here for decent Health Care


9 posted on 07/18/2012 11:26:17 AM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: Nachum

Well...when you average in all the “immigrants” who’ve come here.....DUH, eh?


10 posted on 07/18/2012 11:28:32 AM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: moonshot925

PPP is BS

Data manipulation to say what you want the data to say.


11 posted on 07/18/2012 11:31:23 AM PDT by Reaganez
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To: Nachum

Shouldn’t they ask what is the median net worth? “Average” here is not a useful comparison. Imagine one Canadian family worth $4B dollars averaged with 10,000 families with $0 net worth equals $400,000 average household net worth, versus 10,000 USA families net worth each 320,000... which is better off? Anyone with basic knowledge of statistics would not make this mistake, so I presume it is intentional...


12 posted on 07/18/2012 11:50:17 AM PDT by LambSlave
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To: Reaganez

The PPP model is not perfect and it can be skewed by fluctuations in prices of services and goods.

But it gives a good long term picture of the standard of living between two countries.


13 posted on 07/18/2012 11:51:30 AM PDT by moonshot925
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To: Nachum
As a Canadian I have to say this is comparing apples to oranges. It is like someone making $40,000 in New York would have a diminished standard of living compared to someone making $40,000 in Cheyene, Wyoming. Consumer staples are much much more expensive in Canada. I laugh when I watch those US shows where extreme coupon shoppers walk away with $400 worth of groceries for $20. You just can't do that in Canada. We also haven't seen a correction in our housing prices that the US has seen, and that may be yet to come.
14 posted on 07/18/2012 11:55:10 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: Reaganez

Harper really isn’t that conservative. His government has increased government spending in excess of 6% every year since 2006.


15 posted on 07/18/2012 11:57:15 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: stubernx98

Yes, and it is politically incorrect to talk about it here, but our care IS rationed.


16 posted on 07/18/2012 11:58:49 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: stubernx98

Yes, and it is politically incorrect to talk about it here, but our care IS rationed.


17 posted on 07/18/2012 11:59:03 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: Sam Gamgee

Admit it, you’d still rather have Harper at the wheel than Obama....


18 posted on 07/18/2012 12:36:56 PM PDT by profit_guy
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To: Nachum

“Thanks Obama.” More change that isn’t exactly what he promised.


19 posted on 07/18/2012 3:18:23 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: profit_guy
LOL I guess that is a no-brainer...
20 posted on 07/18/2012 3:27:14 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: Nachum
Having left Canada for the freedom of the USA, you should all know that Canada is now "freer" in many respects as well... With business taxes lower than ours.

What has happened to this country is

F_ _ _ _ _ G D I S G U S T I N G

I am tired of this nanny state bailout-business bull.
21 posted on 07/20/2012 12:10:11 AM PDT by golux
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