Thursday, July 23, 2015
The Day Stephen Harper Was Exposed As a Con Artist
For weeks Stephen Harper and his grubby flying monkey Joe Oliver, have been trying to fool Canadians into thinking that they had balanced the budget for the first time in eight years.
Harper has been travelling around claiming that the economic shock waves that are rocking this country are just a "downturn" not a recession. And that he still has the money to bribe them.
While the senile simian Oliver has been claiming that he has a surplus not a deficit.
But yesterday all those claims came tumbling down, and both men were exposed as shameless Con artists.
The federal Conservatives will fail to accomplish their key promise of balancing Ottawa’s books this year, instead running a $1-billion budget deficit in 2015, the parliamentary budget officer says.
So what did Joe Oliver do when asked by reporters for an explanation?
Run for cover like a miserable coward....
But then who came blame him eh?
With a record like this one...
The perfect record of incompetence. Eight times they tried and eight times they failed.
And then of course there is the delicate matter of FRAUD.
The billions of dollars worth of increased support payments for parents and tax breaks for families had been contingent on balancing Ottawa’s books. These goodies were announced last fall by Harper, who said at the time that Ottawa would soon be leaving budget deficits behind.
The Cons promised they wouldn't try to bribe Canadians, or try to buy the election unless they had a surplus. But now that they have a deficit they're still going ahead with their three billion dollar porky child care payments.
Even though that can only make the deficit worse, and as the former Con Brent Rathgeber points out, it is just vote buying.
And the payments are so much less than advertised.
The cheques might appear large — $520 for children under six, $420 for children under 18. But this is not “Christmas in July” for parents. In the last omnibus budget bill, the government eliminated the Child Tax Credit. The new Universal Child Care Benefit is taxable income.
So although you get to cash the cheque before the election, you’ll be taxed on it come April. With the elimination of the Child Tax Credit, a family earning $90,000 per year will only be able to keep an extra $7.50 per month after the tax clawback.
So it's not going to buy them many votes, if any. For even Canadians can't be bribed THAT easily.
And you can imagine what all this is going to do to Stephen Harper's election campaign.
Or his chances of winning the next election.
He must be feeling like an extra in the new movie Sharknado...
Looking on helplessly, and growing more desperate by the hour, as all his dreams of winning another bloody majority get ripped to pieces.
And of course the Con monkey Joe Oliver must be feeling even worse...
Having been exposed as a hapless stooge, a hopeless incompetent, and a shameless liar.
Way to go LOSERS.
Let's give them both a round of applause...
And the best part? We're not just going to defeat the Cons, we're going to HUMILIATE them.
By the time we're finished attacking their miserable economic record they'll be screaming like banshees.
It has been a long and hideous nightmare.
But it will have a happy ending...
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