“Canada’s bloated, openly-apathetic government makes America’s entrenched, debt-frenzied Congress seem somewhat competent.  Canadian officials frequently go marauding across Canada with fresh anti-industry government regulations following close behind.  Now, Yankees might make some unfair stereotypes, but journalists—particularly me—correctly protest neighbor Canada’s godless socialism.”

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A Wall Street Journal columnist fleshes out his dim opinion of America’s neighbor to the north. Also, a mnemonic for the corporations that accepted government bailouts under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) (Citigroup, Bank of America, General Motors, American Express, Discover Financial, Chrysler, State Street Corporation, Capital One Financial, GMAC, Wells Fargo, AIG, Regions Financial Corporation, BNY Mellon, Morgan Stanley, U.S. Bancorp, JPMorgan Chase, PNC, Goldman Sachs).