Monday, September 21, 2015
The Real Threat Stephen Harper Doesn't Want to Talk About
Well there was Stephen Harper yesterday, standing in front of a wall of PROTECT signs, defending his miserly response to the refugee crisis.
And playing the politics of fear.
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper is defending his government’s approach to the Syrian refugee crisis as “generous and responsible.” And he took aim at the Liberals and New Democrats for what he branded as their “reckless” promises to throw open Canada’s doors to assist with the humanitarian crisis.
But of course he would, because he knows that issue is working for him, and he is only following the orders of his Australian attack dingo Lynton Crosby.
Who has instructed him, as he has done other leaders in other countries, to portray desperate refugees as a monstrous threat. A churning human tsunami of brown people and Muslims who would swamp our country, and drown us or behead us in our beds. In short, a living nightmare.
Even though if Canada did absorb more refugees, it would be roughly the equivalent of a drop of water in a large bucket.
But he is scaring people, the issue is working for him, so I strongly suggest that we change the subject, and hit him with a real living nightmare.
His failure to protect Canadian seniors from a tsunami of human misery that is threatening to swamp our healthcare system.
Canadian doctors, eager to put health care on the election agenda, are challenging federal leaders to back a $3.3-billion package of measures they say would have an immediate impact on caring for the nation’s aging population.
“The system we have now was really built 50 years ago for acute care. We didn’t build it to look after a large population of aging patients with complex diseases.” said Dr. Forbes, a Nova Scotia family doctor. “As physicians we see we have to do something about it now.”
Because on this issue Harper is extremely vulnerable. Despite every ominous warning, even after ten years in power, he has done absolutely NOTHING to come up with a national senior's strategy.
Even though as Dr Simpson explains, the problem couldn't be more pressing or more urgent.
And the message couldn't be clearer:
Harper's failure to protect us from that totally avoidable threat, could condemn millions of seniors to live out their lives in a hell of his making.
Which could hurt him badly, not only because many seniors are his strongest supporters.
But also because we can use that issue as an excuse to remind Canadians that Stephen Harper has never been a friend of our precious healthcare system...
He was first elected with the support of a group that was founded to kill it, he has been slowly and stealthily strangling it with neglect, and is now preparing to slash federal transfers, starve it, and set it up to be privatized it beyond recognition.
And while we're at it, we can also point out that the Australian attack dingo Lynton Crosby who is orchestrating his fear campaign, is also a fierce enemy of medicare.
The lobbying firm founded by the Tories' chief election strategist, Lynton Crosby, advised private healthcare providers on how to exploit perceived "failings" in the NHS, according to a leaked document obtained by the Guardian.
And that ever since he won a majority for David Cameron, the grateful Dave has been tightening the screws on the once proud NHS.
So as I pointed out yesterday it's rapidly bleeding to death....
And on the verge of total collapse, despite the desperate efforts of the British people to try to save it...
So one can only wonder what price Crosby might exact from a grateful Stephen Harper...
Yes, if the Cons want a nightmare I say we give them one.
A real nightmare.
It's time the progressive parties stopped playing patty cakes with those monsters.
And hit them where it really hurts.
Before they hurt more Canadians...
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