Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Con Regime's Republican Assault on Canadian Children
It was one of the first things Stephen Harper did when he came to power. Declare war children.
By destroying plans for a national childcare program.
Parents have been paying for that decision ever since, with a lack of daycare spaces, and exorbitant fees. And children have been paying for it with their lives.
But still the Harperite cult is unrepentant.
For no sooner had Tom Mulcair announced the NDP's childcare plan.
The New Democrats are pledging billions in funding for affordable childcare spots, a key campaign plank unveiled ahead of next year's election.
And even though it would be good for parents, good for children, and good for the economy.
Mr. Fortin said there are many economic benefits to affordable daycare. It includes higher GDP from more people staying in the workforce, and reduced costs of other social programs – Quebec has fewer than half as many single mothers on social assistance as when its child care system was introduced, Prof. Fortin said “It will bring many more mothers into the labour force,” Prof. Fortin said Tuesday, responding to the NDP proposal. “…I don’t see any downside.”
The Cons are already attacking it like a pack of hyenas, with the Con Development Minister Candice Bergen leading the way.
As only a tea bagger like her could...
Spouting Con talking points like a fountain.
And claiming that the NDP would take away the $100 cheques that parents of children under six receive every month.
Even though the NDP clearly states that it would NOT.
While setting up this fake website.
So the Cons can distort and smear the NDP plan further, as only they can.
Thomas Mulcair announced the NDP would spend $5 billion creating a massive new national, bureaucratic, one-size-must-fit-all child care program.
Sign if you agree that parents — not governments — know best how to raise their kids:
By repeating the same words over and over again, like robots or Republicans.
For look at what they're saying and ask yourself if it doesn't sound familiar?
In a leaked 2009 playbook, Republican strategist and wordsmith Frank Luntz advised congressmen to talk about Obamacare in the same way
But of course the inspiration would come from south of the border, because the whole idea of replacing a national plan with individual monthly cheques couldn't be more American.
It was designed solely to destroy the sense of community that used to define Canada, and replace it with the selfish individuality that characterizes America. And the children were only the first ones to be sacrificed on the altar of Harper's savage ideology.
For as I pointed out the other night he has always put his ideology before the needs of real people, and he has ALWAYS been more American than Canadian...
And the good news? We shall portray him exactly as he is in the next election campaign. As an alien beast who would force his filthy Republican ideology on us even if it hurts parents and children.
And would kill our Canada if we let him.
Our parents deserve a break. Our children deserve better.
So does our country...
And as for Candy Bergen she should really think what she's saying. And stop blatantly lying about the NDP's excellent plan.
Or sounding like a Republican.
Ding. Ding. Ding.
Or better still she should just think of the children.
And at the very least entertain them.
As only she can....
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