Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Groundhog Harper and the Latest Monstrous Con Scandal
It's just as well Stephen Harper didn't choose to emerge yesterday from the hole where he has been hiding for most of the winter.
For it was Groundhog Day, and he probably would have felt like all those other poor furry creatures awoken so rudely from their hibernation.
Blinking in the bright TV lights, and being asked to explain why his campaign prediction that sunny economic days were ahead, could have been so horribly wrong.
Or even worse for Great Furry leader, having to answer questions about this act of Con bestiality.
This brutish assault on some of the poorest and most vulnerable Canadians.
Auditor General Michael Ferguson's latest report lays bare massive delays processing Canada Pension Plan disability payments that have left some of the most vulnerable Canadians waiting years for benefits.
In his annual fall report released Tuesday, the auditor general uncovered an average processing delay of 884 days that has left Canadians with severe and prolonged disabilities — such as nervous and circulatory diseases, cancers and mental illness, among others — waiting for a crucial source of income.
Can you believe that?
Delaying the survival money of thousands of suffering Canadians by setting up the so-called Social Security Tribunal of Canada.
The Social Security Tribunal of Canada, created by the former Conservative government following the 2012 federal budget, was tasked with processing disability claims under the CPP, a program the vast majority of working Canadians contribute to through their paycheques.
But the backlog of cases waiting for an appeal has nearly doubled since the tribunal's creation, from 6,585 cases at its creation to 10,871 by December 2014.
Which as its very name makes only too clear, was designed to treat those suffering people like criminals, and deprive as many as possible of their badly needed assistance.
No matter what the ghastly Diane Finley said at the time...
This outcome is the exact opposite of what former Conservative minister Diane Finley had expected when she implemented these changes to the tribunal in 2012. Finley told CBC News at the time that the new process would be faster and eliminate overlap.
For she's the Con beast who also made it harder to collect E.I. benefits, and has always waged war on the poor, or tried to shame the unemployed.
Like her depraved leader always did, the one who couldn't feel the pain of others...
But did enjoy mangling our precious Canadian values to try to turn this country into his savage jungle.
And if you think that Rona Ambrose's new/nouveau Cons are any better you can forget about that.
Because what were those foul zombies doing on the day when their Canada Pension Plan scandal was revealed?
Answer: accusing the Liberals of scandalous behaviour.
The Conservatives claim Justin Trudeau's new Liberal government has stepped into its first ethics mess, accusing a minister of inappropriately contacting members of quasi-judicial federal tribunals.
For sending out letters to try to correct Stephen Harper's last-minute patronage scandal.
At root of the charges and counter-charges is a patronage binge which the former government launched on the eve of last fall's election, making or renewing appointments for federal positions that didn't need to be filled until weeks or even months after the Conservatives were defeated.
Which was designed to cripple Justin Trudeau's government.
For the Cons will turn the truth on its head, they will say anything, and they are shameless.
And the good news? We will use all of the above to attack them, and help finish them off. We will remind Canadians how they deliberately tried to hurt the poor and the disabled.
And if the Cons want to play the scandal game, the Liberals should set up a public inquiry to investigate all of their scandals.
So hopefully the grubby groundhog Stephen Harper can hide in his hole.
But will not escape his day of justice....
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