Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The NDP's Brilliant Response to the Con Clown Joe Oliver
As you know, the thought that the old oil pimp Joe Oliver is Canada's Minister of Finance keeps me awake at night, with my wallet under my mattress.
Because I don't think he knows what he's doing, or even what year it is.
And his balanced budget proposal couldn't be more absurd.
Joe Oliver won't table his next budget for two more weeks, but the federal finance minister announced today that he'll table a second bill this month — one to force future governments to keep their books in the black.
Especially this part:
A freeze on operating spending and a five per cent wage freeze for cabinet ministers and deputy ministers, following a published deficit.
Considering the way the Cons have kept us in a deficit situation for the last SEVEN years:
And the way Ol' Joe has been spraying red ink around...
So I think it's only fair, and brilliant, that the NDP should hand him the bill.
The NDP wants Conservative cabinet ministers to dig deep into their own pockets and put their money where their mouth is.
In response, the NDP called on Tuesday for current and former Conservative cabinet ministers to do that retroactively and reimburse more than $2.6 million to taxpayers — what the NDP says is the combined total of five per cent salary for each cabinet minister during the years the Tories ran budgetary deficits.
And force Harper and his incompetent and hypocritical Cons to dig into THEIR wallets.
As prime minister, Stephen Harper would owe taxpayers $94,202. Top cabinet ministers such as Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson, Justice Minister Peter MacKay, Industry Minister James Moore, Treasury Board President Tony Clement and Government House Leader Peter Van Loan would each owe $69,983.
Oh yeah. One more thing. After they've paid the bill. And before we jail them.
Can we please fire them?
Before they ruin us all...
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