Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Jimbo Flaherty's War on Kevin Page
As you know Jimbo Flaherty, the Con man now posing as a Finance Minister, really hates Kevin Page, the Parliamentary Budget Officer.
And for all the right reasons.
For proving him wrong over and over again, and making him look like he doesn't know what he's doing.
And of course for taking him and the rest of the Harper gang to court, to try to find out if they've been cooking the books.
So after trying and failing to silence him for years, by biting him in the ankle over and over again, Jimbo is now going around claiming that Page didn't even understand what his job was all about.
"The idea was that the parliamentary budget officer would ... report to the elected people in the House of Commons about how the government was doing in its budgeting. Sort of being a sounding board, a testing board," Flaherty said in an interview on the Global News program The West Block with Tom Clark.
"I think that course was the right course, and it could be very valuable to members of Parliament of all parties, including my own party. But (Page) is kind of wandering off and going in other places."
When of course it's Jimbo who doesn't know what he's talking about.
“With great respect to the minister of finance, there is no mention of ‘sounding board’ in the Act,” Page wrote in an email to The West Block.
It's not in the Act, it's not in the Con platform.
A Conservative government will:
• Create an independent Parliamentary Budget Authority to provide objective analysis directly to Parliament about the state of the nation’s finances and trends in the national economy.
• Require government departments and agencies to provide accurate, timely information to the Parliamentary Budget Authority to ensure it has the information it needs to provide accurate analyses to Parliament.
And the way Jimbo is behaving is making a lot of people wonder what kind of PBO the Cons really want....
For clearly they are looking for something cuddly, something that barks on command, or doesn't say anything. And of course rolls over all the time.
And believe it or not, I've found the perfect candidate eh?
In the basement of Boss Harper's HOUSE !!!!!!!!!!!!!
And I KNOW they're going to love this one.
Oh boy. And what more can I say eh?
Except who knew Mrs Harper needed a new fur coat?
When can we cage those shameless old Con artists?
And how can we thank Kevin Page enough?
Our decent Canadian hero.
He is — or should be, at least — a taxpayers’ hero. When you consider all the wimps in this town, all those who cower in fear of retribution from the prime minister and his billy-club brigade, Page’s fortitude in demanding information has been something to behold.
For he served his country well.
And we're really going to miss him...
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