Sunday, September 14, 2014
The Harper Regime and the Buying of the Next Election
We know how many millions the Cons have spent on their ghastly porky propaganda designed to brainwash us into believing that Stephen Harper is a great leader.
And that they are a great government instead of the worst one in Canadian history.
We know how much of our money Harper has spent pursuing the ethnic vote, in Ukraine, Israel, and soon China.
Even if that means selling this country down the river.
But when you see how much money they spent trying to buy votes on this summer's BBQ circuit it's absolutely shocking.
From a tuna sport fishing derby to golf tournaments to brain research, Conservative MPs rang up a whopping $1.4 billion bill handing out cheques on the summertime spending circuit.
In the 85-day-summer that government MPs had to hit the barbecue circuit, a total of 432 spending announcements were logged in our exclusive QMI Agency "Ottawa Spends" database.
And the total couldn't be more OBSCENE...
Since the Harper government won its majority back in May, 2011, the QMI Agency "Ottawa Spends" database has now logged 5,259 spending announcements made by government MPs totalling $33.4 billion.
Because add it all up. The money they have spent on their porky propaganda. The money spent pursuing the ethnic vote. The money they are stealing from the E.I. program for their election slush fund.
Finance Minister Joe Oliver denied this week that his government is using E.I. premiums as a “slush fund,” but the actuarial report released Friday is fuelling criticism that the Conservatives are tapping into E.I. funds meant for the unemployed in order to pay for other priorities.
At the same time as they are making it almost impossible to claim E.I. benefits, killing good government jobs and social programs, reducing payments to seniors, going after pensions, preparing to cut transfer payments for medicare.
And at a time when the CBC has been so wounded it claims it can no longer afford to be FREE.
Canada’s public broadcaster says it can no longer afford to offer its television programming for free over the air as its advertising revenue deteriorates, and it wants cable and satellite companies to start paying for its signals.
Because that's how low we have fallen, and that's how badly Harper and his filthy Con regime are damaging this country.
And all I can say is that when Parliament resumes tomorrow, progressives must come out of the gate like bats out of hell. They must be prepared to take their message to Canadians, better and more powerfully than they ever have before.
They must set themselves apart from the Cons like Tom Mulcair is doing here.
And offer up a different, better, and more hopeful vision of Canada that can excite the population and drive them to the polls in record numbers.
And we must help our parties, by giving them money, offering to volunteer, and by turning our social media into a mighty weapon that can club the Cons like seals, and counteract the influence of our right-wing MSM.
Because two things seem obvious to me. One, the Harper regime is trying to buy the next election on a scale never seen before. And two they aren't acting like a gang that will wait until October 2015 to send us to the polls.
So we better be ready. Or be prepared to watch our country destroyed or turned into a savage jungle.
And although I admit I am exhausted, having to spend half my free time in Canada fighting the Harper Cons, and the other half in Scotland fighting the Cameron Cons and their Big Business accomplices.
I have never been readier.
Bring it on Great Leader.
I have been waiting a long time for the Battle for the Canada.
Your porky plans will be foiled.
And we WILL defeat you...
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