Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Why Stephen Harper's Porky Plan to Buy the Election Won't Work
Well there was Stephen Harper yesterday, looking and sounding like a sleazy used car salesman, declaring it was Christmas in July, and feverishly trying to buy an election.
And in all the years of writing about him and his corrupt, morally depraved regime, I don't think I've ever seen a more disgusting spectacle.
Two days ago in this letter marked "confidential" he was urging his caucus to look like Con Santas, and lie like thieves.
Let me be perfectly clear: if Justin Trudeau and Tom Mulcair form the next government, they will take these benefits away from families, raise taxes, and put Canada back in a cycle of spiralling deficits. We only have to look at Greece to see where that plan leads.
And yesterday, in a what was called a "special message" by his propaganda machine, there he was in all his greasy glory...
Trying to make it sound like only he cares about families with children, and only he can protect them from big bad government, even though he is the government.
While his scummy minion Pierre Poilievre tried to make it look like those $3 billion child care dollars didn't come from government, and our taxes, they came from the Conservative Party.
Federal Employment Minister Pierre Poilievre’s office is refusing to explain why he wore a Conservative Party shirt on Monday when he hosted a government news conference trumpeting the delivery of $3-billion in child benefit payments to Canadians.
This partisanship during a government event arranged by Employment & Social Development Canada appears to contravene Ottawa’s own communications rules, which say public servants must inform Canadians about programs and policies “in an accountable, non-partisan fashion.”
As only he could...
Because like his depraved leader he will flaunt the rules, he will lie, he will say or do ANYTHING to try to win the next election.
And as I said before it couldn't be a more revolting spectacle.
But the good news is that the Cons are only behaving like that because they are desperate. And that desperation will be their undoing.
Because their frantic plan to bribe Canadians is only too crass and too obvious....
Most Canadians can see what Stephen Harper is trying to do...
They know much of the money will be clawed back.
With the enhanced UCCB, Canadians will receive an extra $720 annually for each child under 18, including the lump-sum payments this week retroactive to the start of the year.
However, on the same day the UCCB came into effect (Jan. 1), the federal government also eliminated an existing child tax credit of $2,255, which was worth $337.50 per child annually in 2015. That change alone wipes out almost half of the UCCB increase for taxpayers.
They know a cheap bribe when they see one.
And when even Margaret Wente gets it, you know the Cons are in trouble.
Nobody ever claimed that subtlety is the Harper Government’s strong point. Its basic election strategy is as subtle as a two-by-four. Mr. Harper is relying on two emotions: greed and fear. He wants you to remember that even if you’re not that grateful for the dough, you’re going to lose it if the bad guys win.
Is anybody fooled by this sudden outburst of solicitude for our middle-class children? I doubt it. The voters are as cynical as the politicians. Most voters know there are far more efficient ways to deliver tax relief, ones that don’t require printing presses, cheques and postage stamps. But that’s not how governments behave. They want to take the credit. If Mr. Harper could figure out how to deliver you a bag of cash in person, no doubt he would.
So if the opposition can make it clear to those families with children that they don't intend to "steal" their money, which shouldn't be too difficult. The Cons will look like liars. Again.
And those families will take the Con payola, and STILL won't vote for them.
You know yesterday when I got home, I went to my favourite secluded beach on the island...
I sat on the old pier, let the cool clean breeze from the lake sweep over me, and it felt so good. Because I have to admit that the stench of Con corruption is making me feel almost physically ill.
I simply can't believe how low this country has fallen.
And what enrages me the most is that Stephen Harper and his rotting regime could believe they can bribe Canadians so blatantly, believe that a few miserable dollars can buy them their love. And that we are as low as they are.
It couldn't be more of an insult, it couldn't be more offensive.
But that only makes me more determined to help defeat them, and clean this country up.
For they really are the most corrupt government in Canadian history, they are sleazy Con artists, they are crazy desperate, and they are capable of anything...
But we will use their own corruption against those monsters.
And in a country desperate for change, or something better.
It will help destroy them...
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