On a work day that was already quite stressful, I also had to spend quite a bit of time reassuring some poor seniors, that the Cons were not about to take away their Old Age Assistance.
So when I read that Stephen Harper's grotesque water boy Peter Van Loan was claiming it was all a misunderstanding.
The Harper government moved Monday to assure seniors that it is not going after their Old Age Security. Rather, the government is eyeing reforming the program for the medium and long-term, says Government House Leader Peter Van Loan.
I just about exploded eh?
Because one, I wouldn't trust those Cons as far as I can spit. Only an idiot would.
Expert advice commissioned by the federal government contradicts Stephen Harper’s warnings that Canada can’t afford the looming bill for Old Age Security payments.
Two, you'd think that Great Ugly Leader might have considered the worry and pain he would cause to millions of vulnerable seniors across this country, before he went to Davos and made a complete fool out of himself by strutting around like a pompous
And three, because it seems clear to me that the object of this exercise is to terrify us ALL, to soften us up for what promises to be a bloody budget.
The Conservative government is confirming what it's been hinting at for weeks: Spending cuts in the upcoming federal budget could be twice as deep as Ottawa's original target.
By making us think that they have to slash and mutilate government, because there's no money for ANYTHING. So we have to dig ourselves out of a hole, that the Cons themselves are digging.
If we want benefits beyond our ability to pay, as Harper said in Davos, that's because he has simultaneously cut taxes and increased spending, reducing the government's capacity to pay for anything.
Because all those rabidly ideological Cons care about is killing government. Even though the head of the IMF has warned that kind of mindless austerity program could plunge the world into another brutal recession.
So in order to try to panic the population into going along with their insane scheme, they're prepared to terrorize seniors all over the country. Because they know they're vulnerable, and can be easily scared. And fear is contagious.
You know when I say that the Harper ReformCons are the worst government in Canadian history, an alien form that is devouring our country, I really mean it.
And the day progressives get their act together and mobilize the population to try to derail their crazed agenda can't come soon enough.
For the mask Stephen Harper used to get himself his precious majority is coming off.
And unless we act now, we will wake up and sooner than most might imagine, in a brutish Canada we don't recognize...