Well as you know Stephen Harper isn't just running from the Senate scandal these days. And from Neil Young.
He's running from the burning wreckage of his disastrous economic record.
And so desperate is the situation, Great
Because goodness knows he doesn't have a clue eh?
And neither does his pathetic accomplice Jimbo Flaherty....
And with good reason eh?
Because for starters there isn't a skills shortage.
Except in very rare circumstances, the labour market almost never runs out of workers. The usual problem is a general and persistent inadequacy of demand for labour on the part of employers. That's especially obvious today, four years into an economic "recovery" that has left millions of Canadians parked on the economic sidelines.
The Cons are just trying to blame the unemployed instead of themselves.
While they sit on their useless asses, killing good jobs, and playing cheap politics with our future.
So what’s the Harper government’s response? Nothing. In fact, worse than nothing. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and his officials spent most of last week putting out the message that Canadians should expect a stand-pat federal budget with no significant initiatives, no surprises, no new spending and no meaningful tax breaks.
In fact, sources were hinting to selected journalists that it might even be delivered the week of Feb. 10 – all the better to bury it amid the distraction of the Sochi Winter Olympics that will be in full swing then.
Because all Jimbo Flaherty and Boss Harper are interested in is saving up a stash of money to bribe voters in the next election.
For the Harper Conservatives, it’s also nakedly political. They want to go into the 2015 election year with a big budget bang – with the deficit slain and goodies on offer for their chosen electoral constituencies. In the meantime, the unemployment lines in Ontario and elsewhere can just grow longer.
Jimbo is an incompetent ideologue, and a lawyer not an economist...
And Stephen Harper's latest initiative is just another SCAM. Like the phony Canada Job Grant program.
The federal government blanketed the internet with ads and bought pricey TV spots during playoff hockey as part a $2.5-million publicity blitz to promote a skills training program that doesn't yet exist, CBC News has learned.
“The Canada Job Grant will result in one important thing – a new or better job,” said the reassuring voice-over in the TV ads. The problem: The program was never launched and is still on hold.
You know, the propaganda campaign that cost taxpayers an arm and a leg, didn't create a single job. Raised and then shattered the hopes of the poor suckers who believed it...
And had to be pulled from the airwaves because it was too FRAUDULENT...
Or too PORKY. Even by Con standards.
Gawd. I'm going to have to remake that video. Because I think I'm going to be running it a lot eh? I need to add the bit about the bribe money. And make it a little bit more sophisticated.
But not TOO sophisticated. I wouldn't want it to go sailing over the heads of all those morons who voted for the Cons because they thought they were good money managers.
I want them to wake up screaming. Think a lot about their comfortable retirement...
And what it must be like to be really, really POOR.
And then take it out on the Cons in the next election. With a vengeance.
Because nothing quite concentrates the minds of even the dumbest Canadians like the thought of mass poverty eh?
And once we degrade their phony economic credentials the Cons will be left with NOTHING.
Their criminal incompetence and rabid ideology will hurt us all.
But their Conapocalypse will destroy them...
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