Well there was Stephen Harper last night, at the opening ceremony of the Pan Am Games with his hapless stooge Joe Oliver at his side.
Both of them trying to look like they were having a good time.
But not quite pulling it off, and with good reason.
For it was yet another day when they had nothing to celebrate.
Just another day of job losses
The Canadian economy lost 6,400 jobs in June as gains in full-time work were offset by losses of part-time jobs, Statistics Canada says. The jobless rate stayed steady at 6.8 per cent, the same level it has been at since February. the data agency reported Friday.
Just more evidence that we may be heading for a recession if we're not in one already.
Official data has shown Canada's economy has contracted every single month this year. Many economists define an official recession as two consecutive quarters of declining growth, and by that yardstick, Canada's economy is officially two-thirds of the way towards recession.
And when even Bloomberg doesn't believe Harper and Oliver's sunny forecasts, or believe that they still have a surplus, you know the Cons are in trouble.
The Conservatives have touted strong economic management as one of their main assets and balancing the budget would meet a signature promise to end seven years of deficits. However the Finance Department said in its April budget documents that a 1 percentage point cut in economic growth over a year would reduce the budget balance by C$4.1 billion.
Which helps explain their new desperate mantra: Because the economy is so fragile it would be too risky to let the opposition parties govern...
“Now is not the time for risky, high-tax schemes that will stall growth and undermine our financial stability with deficit spending,” Oliver said in a statement Thursday.
When in fact, Great
And nothing, but nothing, could be as risky as letting him and his insane Con clown posse remain in office.
I mean just look at them. Have you ever seen such a shabby gang, or such criminal incompetence?
Dean Del Mastro shuffling around in shackles.
Leona Aglukkaq choosing to go boating instead of attending a climate summit.
Joe Oliver apparently unable to determine the difference between a surplus and a deficit.
Or whether it's 2015 or 1915...
And Pierre Poilievre tweeting this about yesterday's dismal job losses...
Before deleting it two hours later. After apparently confusing the official Stats Canada site with this satirical one.
And he's the EMPLOYMENT Minister?
And of course what can you say about Stephen Harper who would shout "strong, proud, FREE !!!!"
While turning us into a police state....
I mean is that not risky, or scary, or what?
Is it just criminal incompetence, or is it insanity? Will the election even though it's now less than 100 days away come too late to save us?
And the good news? The Cons are coming apart at the seams.
It is all going horribly wrong.
Soon NOBODY will believe that they know what they are doing...
The writing is on the wall.
And they're all going down.
Now doesn't that make the weekend seem even better?
Have a great one everybody !!!
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