Friday, February 05, 2016
Lisa Raitt and the Foul Legacy of Stephen Harper
You might think that Lisa Raitt would have learned her lesson, when she put out this big shiny poster about two months ago.
Only to have it greeted with jeers, howls of laughter, and calls that she be arrested for lying like a thief.
Or a Con artist.
But no, sadly it seems she didn't learn a thing. And she is shameless.
For there she was again yesterday peddling the same foul myth...
Claiming that the Liberals were lying when they claimed that the Cons had left them a multibillion dollar deficit instead of a tiny surplus.
Last November, just over a month after taking office, the department of finance released their Economic and Fiscal Projections (EFP) and forecast a $3-billion deficit in 2015-16. But that number, Conservative Party finance critic Lisa Raitt claimed Thursday, was a fabrication.
The one that really matters is the department of finance’s most recent fiscal monitor, which shows a $1.0 billion surplus for the April to November 2015 period.
When in fact the fiscal monitor is just a snapshot in time, and everybody knows that the Cons never had a real surplus.
Just the fraudulent one Stephen Harper and Joe Oliver cooked up...
For crass political purposes.
By preparing a budget based on oil at $56 a barrel, which now that it's hovering around the $30 mark, couldn't have produced anything but a deficit.
The deficit Harper and Oliver either didn't see coming, or tried to conceal, until after they were elected. Because they had no moral compass, they didn't know what they were doing.
And Stephen Harper was no Great Economist Leader...
Just a shabby Con artist whose oily obsession has led this country to the verge of financial disaster.
And what I find absolutely outrageous is that Raitt admits her main reason for peddling that phoney surplus story is to preserve Harper's incompetent economic legacy.
As she prepared to move a motion in the House Thursday, however, calling for the recognition of the non-partisan evidence-based work done by finance officials and acknowledgement of the $1.0 billion April-November surplus, Raitt acknowledged it’s largely about legacy.
Which is the absolute limit.
And what makes it even worse is that like her depraved former leader she also seems to believe that we are fools.
And that the Cons can still brainwash us into believing anything...
By repeating the same Big Lie over and over again.
And using it to try to smear Justin Trudeau.
And all I can say is good luck with that one.
Raitt will not get away with it. The truth will not be twisted, or stolen, or muzzled again.
And the only legacy our would be Big Brother will get.
Is the everlasting contempt of most decent Canadians...
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