Wednesday, June 27, 2012

What is a Conservative?

I used to think I was conservative. I thought that based on money. Conservative = conserving of money.  But the Canadian Conservatives don't share the same ideology.

I can do the math again, or you can review my previous posts to find the numbers. The entire amount of Canadian debt comes from Conservative governing. While Liberals have had years of fiscal deficits. Their balance and the amount they've paid off in Conservative debt interest payments puts them at having an overall fiscal surplus.

Canada per capita debt- $18,000

That's per capita. If you do it per tax payer, it's something like 2.5 times higher.
Comparatively, per capita debt

United States = $50,500

Spain            = € 15,500
Greece             = € 31,000
Ireland             = € 27,000
Italy                   =  € 32,000
Germany           = € 24,500
France                = € 27,000

UK                        = £ 19,000
Australia           = AUS $ 8,000

Japan                   = US$ 100,000

Do we really need the equivalent of a second mortgage to be coming off our paychecks in order to service national debt?

Friday, June 01, 2012

Kath's oatmeal cookies

My grandmother had a good friend names Kath, who gave her this recipe. 

3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cup rolled oats.

Cream egg,  butter, sugar

Mix with the rest.

Place on cookie sheet.

Pat down with a wet fork

Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes.

Gum Drop Cookies

I sometimes add recipes to my blog, more so I can pull them up on a whim than to share them with the rest of the world. Still, this is one of my favourite recipes for sweets.

Part 1
Cream four ingredients together
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs

Part 2

Sift together
1 1/2 cups sifted flour.
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Combine Part 1 and 2
Stir in 1 1/2 cups Quick Cooking Oats
1 cup coconut
1 cup baking gumdrops.

Heat oven to 375 and bake for 10-12 minutes.

Who Screwed up my Order?