Monday, October 14, 2013
James Moore and the Shiny New Con Scam
Uh oh. I see the Con regime is now so desperate to try to distract Canadians from the sordid Senate scandal, they're cooking up a whole new scam.
They're dressing up as consumer advocates, and sending out James Moore to flog their new/nouveau porky plan like a used car salesman.
In an interview with CBC News, Industry Minister James Moore confirmed the upcoming speech from the throne will lay out a consumer-first agenda.
"You can be assured that the measures that we're going to take on roaming, on not forcing Canadians to pay for television channels that they're not interested in watching, un-grouping television channels for example. All of these measures taken together will absolutely put money in the pockets of consumers," he said.
Because they want you to believe that they're on YOUR side eh?
"We are not the party of the big business. We are the party of the middle class. Through tax relief, through protecting consumers, and we're going to continue in that direction with the throne speech and with our fall agenda," Moore said.
Even if it means lying like thieves, or stealing ideas from the NDP that the Cons have always opposed.
Twice the NDP has tried to get airline passengers protected and failed — in 2009 and 2011 — and the move has been firmly blocked by the Conservatives.
So Stephen Harper can press the reset button on his tired old corrupt government, try to soften his image by reinventing himself as a virtual cash machine...
Reduce politics to a vulgar transaction.
And then accuse the opposition of being obsessed with scandal, and of trying to stop him from putting money in the pockets of Canadians. Because every toonie counts eh?
Of course it's hardly a new idea. Just a logical extension of the consumerisation of the political scene that Susan Delacourt has written about here.
An attempt to distract voters with shiny baubles, and try to put lipstick on the dilapidated pig of the Con regime. Just another scam to dodge the Senate scandal, like the prorogation ploy.
The Conservatives’ shutdown of the House of Commons was not aimed at clicking the reset button but rather at avoiding questions over the Prime Minister’s ethical lapses, say the NDP.
NDP House Leader Nathan Cullen has been negotiating with the Government House Leader Peter Van Loan and says the Tories are trying to reinstate all their old legislation in one sweeping omnibus motion – ensuring their bills remain at the same stages they were at before Prime Minister Stephen Harper pulled the plug on the last session.
Gawd. Can you believe those filthy old hogs, and the nerve of the porker Van Loan?
They want to pull the plug and EAT IT too??? Oinky. Oinky.
And the good news? This shiny new scam almost certainly won't work. Anything the Cons offer probably won't be enough to satisfy consumers. The opposition can remind Canadians they could have had that money or that airline protection YEARS ago if the Harperites hadn't blocked them.
And Tom Mulcair's right, the sordid scandals of the Con regime WILL come back to haunt them.
"You can't reset corruption, you can't reset lies. We know what's been going on in the Senate. Answering Parliament's questions, answering the public's question, that's part of the job description whether Stephen Harper likes it or not," Mulcair said.
They will taint everything they try to do. Make them look cheap, sleazy and almost certainly even CRIMINAL.
So the opposition can ask would you buy ANYTHING from a grubby gang of Con artists like that one?
Or a cracked up salesman like this one?
Or would you rather vote for us and/or call the authorities?
Yup. You know what I think eh? I think the Cons are desperate. I think they'll try anything, and nothing will work.
After so many years we finally have the Cons where we want them. We're going to hit them until they SQUEAL.
And then we are going to TRASH them...
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