Saturday, September 26, 2015
Stephen Harper and Lynton Crosby's Monstrous Lock Box
Well there was Stephen Harper in Quebec yesterday, locking a promise never to raise taxes into a giant safe.
Vowing to put a tax lock on our future.
Stephen Harper is making a promise to keep his promise. A re-elected Conservative government would introduce so-called “tax lock” legislation that would prohibit increases to federal tax rates, Harper announced Friday.
The gesture is a symbolic one, enshrining in law what Harper has already repeatedly promised and allowing him to say other parties — should they form future governments — would have to break the law in order to raise taxes.
And while some wondered whether he got the idea from a Saturday Night Live skit.
For that lock box does seem awfully familiar.
Others pointed out that he actually got his idea from David "Piggy" Cameron and his ghastly Australian attack gremlin Lynton Crosby.
The “tax lock” is a direct lift from British Prime Minister David Cameron’s re-election playbook. It also bears the fingerprints of right-wing campaign consultant Lynton Crosby, an Australian who is working with the Conservatives. Crosby is credited with having helped secure election victories for Cameron and Australian Prime Minister John Howard.
For doesn't this sound even more familiar?
There will be no VAT, national insurance or income tax rises for the next five years under a Conservative government, David Cameron will announce today as he vows to enshrine the Tory pledge in law.
He will urge voters to go with their "gut instinct" on May 7 and remember the "first law of politics" that Labour will put up taxes while the Tories are dedicated to cutting them.
Mr Osborne, the Chancellor, said that the figures are a reminder that Britain's economic recovery "cannot be taken for granted" and emphasise the need to "stick with the plan".
But then why should we be surprised? When Crosby always works for those who would put a lock on government so they can slash government to the bleeding bone.
He knows, like Harper does, that if you can't raise taxes because it's against the law, there soon won't be enough money for anything. Not enough money for social services. Not enough money to fund the CBC.
Which they are already killing and preparing to demolish.
Not enough to help our medicare system cope with an aging population...
Which makes Harper's Australian hitman very happy, because he's a big lobbyist for the private healthcare industry.
Which makes me wonder when will the opposition parties start asking our Great Leader, who is really running the country, him or Lynton Crosby?
Ask him who elected Crosby Prime Minister and gave him a mandate to destroy OUR country?
Or suggest that Canadians float both of them over the Atlantic to meet their good friend Dave...
When will the opposition use the ghastly attack gremlin as a weapon against his master?
Isn't it bad enough that Crosby is stirring up fear all over the country. Are we really going to let him steal our future?
When will the opposition finally take the gloves off?
And start hitting the Cons where it hurts....
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