Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The Day the Con Regime Revealed its True Face
First he claimed his callous comments about hungry children were out of context, and ridiculous...
Then he claimed the story wasn't accurate, and ridiculous...
Then when he realized the reporter had the whole interview on tape he apologized.
"Caring for each other is a Canadian ethic that I strongly believe in — always have and always will. Of course poverty is an issue that concerns me, and concerns all Canadians. All levels of government, indeed all members of our society, have a responsibility to be compassionate and care for those in need," he added.
Even if it made him look RIDICULOUS.
But it was too late, the damage was done. And only a few hours later Jim Flaherty would compound that damage by making a mockery out of the word compassionate.
For if Moore would go after hungry children, Flaherty would go after pensions.
At a news conference following a meeting with his provincial counterparts in Meech Lake, Que., federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said now is not the time to move on the pension issue.
"We believe that CPP payroll taxes can hurt the economy and distract from what truly matters for all Canadians — keeping our economy strong and our finances in a strong fiscal footing is the plan of this government," Flaherty said. "Now is the time for fiscal discipline. And that is why all governments must focus on encouraging job growth and getting their fiscal houses in order. Now is not a time for CPP payroll tax increases," Flaherty said.
Only to make Moore look like a fool for having claimed that the economy has never been stronger.
“We’ve neven been wealthier as a country than we are right now. Never been wealthier,” Moore claimed at an event Friday. He says how poverty is defined is not the same across the country.
And make himself look like an idiot for claiming that enhancing the CPP would be a job killing payroll tax.
The CPP is not a welfare program, or an income-redistribution program. It’s not paid for by taxes. It’s a defined-benefit pension plan, and how much you get out of the program is based on how much you put in. It’s actuarially sound, independently run and low-cost. It’s one of the world’s best-run retirement safety nets.
When not only is it not a tax, and would have a negligible effect on the economy. It's desperately needed.
The choice is between each of us saving more on our own and all of us saving more, together. Canada’s extremely low savings are testimony to the fact that the former approach, Mr. Flaherty’s preferred route, isn’t working.
For let's be clear, as their deranged leader likes to say, if nothing is done to improve the CPP, Canada will sooner or later face an epidemic of poverty like it has never seen since the dark days of the Dirty Thirties...
And see its unity shattered.
Two hours later, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa issued a press release saying the province would implement a made-in-Ontario solution to the pension conundrum. "Given today's unfortunate stall tactic by the federal government, we will move forward to implement a made-in-Ontario alternative to protect Ontario workers in their retirement," Sousa said.
Because that's how a country comes apart, bit by bit, piece by piece. Not with a bang but a whimper.
And the good news?
By acting as they have Moore and Flaherty have in less than 24 hours revealed the true face of the Con regime.
Not the depraved hog that rolls in the filth of one scandal after the other.
But the cruel face of savage wolf that would devour us…
In the jungle those rabid Con ideologues would make of Canada.
Where the poor and the old wouldn't stand a chance. And the young would have no future.
Which alone might be enough to set this country on fire...
And all of the above should be enough to scare a lot of Canadians, shake their confidence in the Con regime's management of the economy, which is the only thing they still have going for them.
And make them wonder where this depraved monster would take them…
The one who would ignore the hunger of children, kill pensions and unemployment insurance, bust unions, and dismantle a social safety net it has taken generations to build.
And if all of that wasn't damaging enough eh?
By threatening to go it alone, Ontario has now pitted itself against the Con regime on an issue that enjoys wide public support in the province, and cuts across party lines.
And since Ontario is the battleground where the next election will be decided, that alone could ruin the Harper regime's chances of ever forming a government again.
You know it's funny eh? When I heard what James Moore had to say about hungry children, I didn't think of Scrooge, I thought of Mr Bumble.
The Dickensian character who would deprive the poor house children in Oliver Twist of a second serving of gruel...
Then I thought of all those Canadians who have settled for so little for so long.
And then I thought of the looks on the faces of Stephen Harper and his Con cult, when even those who once supported them.
Now demand better…or MORE.
And will not take no for an answer. Because there's nothing like the thought of mass poverty in a country without a safety net to concentrate the mind eh?
Yup. The Senate scandal will bloody the Cons and bring them to their knees.
But fear shall finish them off.
And those who would ignore the plight of hungry children, or condemn seniors to misery, or reduce us all to beggars, will be attacked like they have never been attacked before.
And soon reduced to begging themselves...
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