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You're right on. To this day, and is spite of tax cuts to the rich (which Harper just longs to do), Afghan and Iraqi disasters, worst recession since 1929, our Prime Minister Harper worships the ground GWB walks on. He has imitated his every move, right down to having a cortège of black SUVs to accompany is official vehicle, just like GWB'S when he was president. You won't be surprised to hear that Obama and Harper are not the best of friends and this is partly why our relations are so frosty. Worked much better when GWB was president. GWB, as opposed to Harper, could work with left and right politicians, as he proved in his excellent rapport with our liberal PMs, in spite of their opposition to Iraq. Of course, with conservative Harper, GWB had even better relations for his last 2 years.
I did not know Canada and the USA relations were not as good as when Dumbya Bush was in charge.
Obama for the most part continued Bush/Cheney.
The average middle class citizenry have been losing ground worldwide since 1980 Reagan to present day 2013 Obama.
More accurately Alan Greenspan & Ben Bernanke!