Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The Day Stephen Harper Lost His Economic Crown
The other day I ran a video of Joe Oliver literally running for cover, so he didn't have to answer questions from reporters about the state of the economy.
And explain why the Parliamentary Budget Officer says he has a billion dollar DEFICIT instead of a billion dollar SURPLUS as he has been claiming.
And now I'm sorry to report that Oily Joe is STILL running, so is Stephen Harper.
And the Cons are trying their best to make sure they never have to answer that burning question.
A Conservative-dominated parliamentary committee voted against a process Monday that would have likely called on Finance Minister Joe Oliver to testify in public about the state of Canada's finances amid a troubled economy.
Before Monday's closed-door meeting, opposition members of the finance committee had been urging the Harper government to study a recent report that said Ottawa was on track to run a budget deficit this year.
But then who blame them?
When the Con ship has had an unfortunate collision with reality...
And is sinking along with the price of oil.
The loonie is nosediving...
The stock market is tanking...
Or having its bell rung.
But still Oliver and Harper are in a state of denial...
Last week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said his government was "well ahead" of its own forecast for a balanced budget this year — despite Canada's economic struggles to start 2015.
Or lying like thieves.
And the good news? Canadians have finally noticed that throbbing pain in their wallets.
And they no longer think Stephen Harper is a Great Economist Leader.
With Canada mired in an economic slowdown, new survey data suggest voters see Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair and the New Democratic Party as the best choice to improve the country’s prospects.
A Globe and Mail/Nanos Research poll asked 1,000 Canadians last week how the election of each of the three main party leaders would affect the economy. And 47 per cent said a Mulcair victory would have a “positive” or “somewhat positive” impact. That was well ahead of Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s 31.7-per-cent positive result. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau garnered 41.4 per cent.
Which of course couldn't be more devastating for Stephen Harper's chances of winning the next election. For his phony economic credentials were the only thing he had going for him. And now he's got NOTHING.
He can deny reality, he can lie like a thief, or a Con artist.
But the king has lost his cardboard crown.
He led the economy into a black hole, and now he's going down with it...
Golly. Isn't that poetic justice?
The economy helped build him up.
And now it will help destroy him...
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