Thursday, August 27, 2015
Why Stephen Harper's Latest Fear Campaign Won't Work
It says something really horrible about Stephen Harper, that whenever he feels threatened he tries to scare Canadians.
First he tried to scare them by claiming that the criminals were EVERYWHERE and that only he could save us by sending even more Canadians to jail. Even though the crime rate is at its lowest level in decades.
Then he claimed that the terrorists were EVERYWHERE, and that only he could save us from being beheaded in our beds.
Now he's showing his teeth again, and trying to scare Canadians with the Great Economic Menace.
A feistier Stephen Harper appeared on the campaign trail Tuesday as volatile world markets pushed the election debate back to his favourite subject: the economy.
“These are challenging times, but I think they speak once again to why this government’s strategy is the correct one,” Harper said in Quebec City, where he announced a plan to improve port facilities in the province.
Claiming that only he can save us from economic catastrophe, and that it would be too dangerous to let the opposition parties govern.
So we must stay the course...
When in fact it's his oily and incredibly shortsighted economic policies that have brought us to the brink of disaster.
The ones that torched our manufacturing sector, used foreign workers to steal our jobs and drive down wages. Failed to prepare us for a greener future. And are now driving even mighty Alberta into a brutal recession.
Faced with a collapse in energy prices, widespread drought, forest fires and the uncertainty of an untested government, the engine that drove much of Canada’s growth over the past decade has seized. Alberta’s economy is expected to contract this year.
While the tanking loonie makes everything we buy from abroad more expensive, including food. So millions of poor people are going to have trouble feeding their families. Even more kids are going to go to bed hungry.
And even more seniors are going to have to choose between eating or taking their medication.
But still Stephen Harper would claim that he's a Great Economist Leader, and still many Canadians believe him...
It's beyond belief. It's not just idiocy, it's insanity.
And the good news? The number of suckers is shrinking, and more and more Canadians are finally waking up.
A new poll suggests most Canadians (79 per cent) agree the country feels like it’s in recession, nearly seven in 10 (69 per cent) believe “it’s time for change” and more than half think a victory by Stephen Harper’s Conservatives would be bad for the economy.
More and more of them are finally realizing that Harper is not the solution he's the problem. Finally understanding that others can do better.
Less than one-third (28 per cent) said a Harper victory would have a positive or somewhat positive effect on the economy. In contrast, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair fared better, with 43 per cent agreeing a win by either man would have a positive or somewhat positive effect on the economy.
And that Harper is the one too dangerous to be allowed to remain in office...
You know, as I've said before, for me the state of the economy is not the main issue of this campaign. The state of our raped and bleeding democracy concerns me more.
For I would rather be dirt poor but free. Than be rich in a grubby dictatorship under the filthy thumb of a morally depraved leader like Stephen Harper. Who corrupts everything he touches, lies like thief. And would use fear as a weapon against his own people.
But yes, the economy is important. I hate to think of all those hungry children and all those dead seniors.
So let's defeat that monstrous fear mongering Con artist...
That loser, that maniac.
Before he ruins us all...
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