As you know, I believe that we need a Con like Joe Oliver as our Finance Minister at a time like this one, like a drowning man needs an anvil.
I think that he's just a puppet of the PMO, that Stephen Harper pulls his strings, and tells him what to say.
And that Oliver is so hopelessly incompetent and so out of it, one really has to wonder whether he's all there. If you know what I mean.
And of course this doesn't help.
Finance Minister Joe Oliver is tempering his optimistic outlook on the country's economy, saying it's too early to tell whether Canada has slumped into a recession.
"The numbers aren't out yet," Joe Oliver said Tuesday in Vancouver. "When the numbers are out we'll see what they have to say."
Oliver's comments Tuesday marked a shift in his position. Oliver rejected the possibility Last Friday when the Bank of America Merrill Lynch suggesting Canada was in a recession.
One moment he strongly denies we're in a recession, the next moment he's not sure. But still claims that he's SURE the economy will make a strong recovery. Even if that might happen AFTER the election.
So we're just going to have to trust him on that one.
Even though the economy is contracting, our trade deficit is ballooning.
Canada’s merchandise trade deficit widened to the second-largest on record in May, more evidence that weakness that started with an oil shock has extended beyond the first quarter.
Oil prices are falling, and the loonie is tanking.
The loonie continued its tumble on Tuesday in the wake of plummeting oil, a robust US dollar, and less than inspiring PMI data. The Canadian Dollar slid as low as 78.27 US cents at 10:05 am before leveling off to close at 78.68 cents, down .0035 cents or another .44% from Monday’s close.
Along with Stephen Harper's poll numbers.
And yes, it's true, Great
Once they told us we needed to keep them in power, because the economy was strong thanks to Great Leader's steady hand on the wheel.
Now that the economy is heading south they're claiming it's all due to external factors and not THEIR fault...
But we STILL need to keep them in power because we need that steady hand on the wheel, or those steady feet on the tightrope, more than ever.
And because if we'd listened to the NDP we'd all be going down with Greece !!!!
As you can see in this brand new attack ad from the Con Ministry of Propaganda and Disinformation.
Which is of course absurd, and can can only help remind Canadians that's what's happening in Greece, and what's happening to our economy, have one big thing in common: the failed policies of austerity.
While the NDP reminds us that most of our economic problems are due to the Con's own incredible incompetence.
New Democrat finance critic Nathan Cullen said the downturn is the product of the Conservative government. "When anything good happens the government claims credit, when anything bad happens it blames some overseas situations.
"The reality is a lot of the concerns in the Canadian economy have been of the Conservatives' own making. Their fixation on oil and their lack of ability in diversifying the Canadian economy left us very vulnerable to any downturn."
And that we do indeed need Stephen Harper's steady hand on the wheel.
Like a drowning man needs an anvil at a shipwreck...
And the best news?
As scary as the threat of another recession might be, it couldn't be a bigger blow to Harper and his Con gang. And it couldn't come at a better time, with an election on the horizon.
He spent a billion dollars of OUR money on his porky propaganda to try to brainwash into believing that he was a Great Economist Leader. And it turned out he wasn't.
He'll never recover from that blow.
And it will help us destroy him...
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