Saturday, January 14, 2012
Just Another Porky Day in Harperland
First comes the crass incompetence.
Human Resources Minister Diane Finley is boosting staff at Service Canada to help reduce a mounting backlog in employment insurance claims that is forcing many jobless Canadians to wait months for their first benefits cheque.
The delays have been growing since October, 2010, even as Service Canada laid off hundreds of employees from its processing centres and allowed staff at its call centres to leave without being replaced.
Then comes the porky.
Over the next three years, Human Resources and Development Canada plans to cut the number of offices that process EI claims from 120 nationwide down to about 20.
Of the 20 processing centres left, more than half will be in Conservative ridings and only one will be in a Liberal riding.
Or if you prefer, first comes the porky.
The myriad tax credits introduced by Jim Flaherty before the recession are now placing an added strain on Ottawa’s bottom line as the Finance Minister prepares to wrestle a $31-billion deficit.
The credits featured prominently in government advertising, allowing the Conservatives to target their message toward various segments of the population.
And then comes the bloodbath.
The federal Conservative government is considering cutting deeper and faster than originally planned, with Finance Minister Jim Flaherty saying Tuesday some departments could face cuts of more than 10 per cent in the upcoming budget.
So let's sum up this porky tale eh? Because the Cons spent so much money buying an election, and they refuse to raise corporate taxes, now they must kill government jobs even faster than they planned.
So even MORE desperate unemployed Canadians will be looking for help, with even LESS places to help them.
Unless they live in a Con riding.
Gawd. I hope somebody is counting is counting down the days to the next election when we can fire THEM.
Because they're killing this country.
And that day can't come soon enough...