Friday, January 30, 2015
Stephen Harper: The Not So Great Economist Leader
Well as you know, Stephen Harper is desperately trying to convince us, and our falling loonie, that everything is under control.
And that he is STILL a Great Economist Leader.
But I'm sorry to report failing miserably.
The Canadian dollar is sinking ever deeper, hitting its lowest in almost six years, amid the ongoing rout in the oil market and increasingly “dovish” central banks.
Because now the poor loonie is the Harper Peso. And we're all a little poorer.
But then why should we be surprised eh?
When all his claims that he knows what he's doing, are turning out to be FRAUDULENT.
He is after all no Great Tax Buster.
Or no Great Tax Biter.
Data tabled in the House of Commons this week shows a variety of tax changes and the elimination of old tax credits will rake in $3.4 billion more for the federal government in 2015-2016.
Just a dogged doggy hypocrite, who would put his paws in our pockets without us even knowing, and steal our money while claiming he's making us richer.
He is also no Great Money Manager
The Harper government spent more than $180,000 last year to run the office of a corporate social responsibility counsellor for the Canadian mining industry — even though there was no counsellor.
Just a shabby Con artist, and a shameless whore for Big Business.
And his extravagant claims that he is creating gazillions of good jobs, are turning out to be somewhat less than truthful.
New Statistics Canada data shows that the quality of Canadian jobs has declined since 2006 -- the year the Conservatives took office -- with low-paying jobs seeing growth and high-paying jobs suffering a decline.
The long-term job data doesn't help the Conservatives either. It shows that the quality of Canadian jobs has declined since they were elected in 2006 -- with employment trends for low-end and high-end jobs going in opposite directions. That seems to contrast with the "overwhelmingly full-time, high-paying, private-sector jobs" Prime Minister Harper trumpeted creating on Sunday.
Or just more Big Lies.
And as I pointed out the other day, his attempt to reinvent himself, or mutate from Mr Oil to Mr Manufacturing, was never going to be easy...
And is in fact, as Rick Mercer points out, an absolute farce...
But let's give credit where it's due.
Harper is the guy who spend the surplus before he had one. The one who put all our eggs in one oily basket, with disastrous results...
The one who's now trying to pretend he had nothing to do with that eggy mess.
And the one who gutted the census so now, like him, we're ALL stumbling around in the dark.
The cancellation of the mandatory long-form census has damaged research in key areas, from how immigrants are doing in the labour market to how the middle class is faring, while making it more difficult for cities to ensure taxpayer dollars are being spent wisely, planners and researchers say.
The bumbling fool who didn't see it coming, doesn't know what he's doing, and is making it up as he goes along.
And we will use all of that against him in the next election campaign.
In fact, I can hear it now eh?
Stephen Harper: just a shabby Con artist.
And no Great Economist Leader...
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