If she wasn't such a heartless Con one might almost feel sorry for Rona Ambrose, because it's all going so horribly wrong.
She doesn't know what she's doing, the Harper PMO is jerking her all over the place.
Despite her best efforts to destroy Justin Trudeau he just keeps getting more popular.
While she hangs limply from her puppet strings.
And to make matters even worse, she's just made an absolute fool of herself. Again.
Because yes, believe it or not. Now she's claiming that Stephen Harper's son Ben, knows more about economics than Trudeau.
For having written this anti-deficit tract, or sophomoric essay.
Ever since the financial crisis of 2008, the advocacy of deficit stimulus has become increasingly fashionable. Big Banks, international organizations and governments seem to be joining in recurring calls for fiscal action. In Canada, the slowing growth of the past year is behind the new federal government’s plan to “kickstart” the economy with billions of government “investment.”
But like a defibrillator applied to a patient who hasn’t experienced a heart attack, fiscal stimulus used improperly has negative consequences. The resurgence in Keynesian economic thinking is leading the Canadian and world economies down dangerous paths well mapped out during previous misadventures.
Which is so tedious and unoriginal, I felt I needed a defibrillator applied to my head after I finished reading it, to avoid going into a coma.
And might as well have been dictated by his father...
The Great Economist Leader who ran
But then what else can we expect from the hapless Droner?
When she herself has been screaming that spending money to stimulate the economy is bad, and deficits can BURY us....
Only to have the governor of the Bank of Canada make her look like a absolute idiot.
More good news for Justin Trudeau. The Bank of Canada has effectively given its seal of approval to the Liberal government’s big-deficit policy.
Speaking to reporters Wednesday, central bank chief Stephen Poloz said the government’s decision to run $29-billion deficits this year and next will more than offset the negative effects of a slowing world economy, a rising Canadian dollar and low oil prices.
The net effect, he said, is that he now expects Canada’s economy to do better this year than the Bank had predicted in January.
Give young Ben a lesson in the complexities of Keynesian economics.
Citing the late British economist John Maynard Keynes, Poloz said the decision to run deficits means Canadians don’t have to rely on the central bank alone to keep the economy above water. In his words, the “mix of policies” has become more favourable.
Make it clear that like his father, he is no real economist.
And make the rest of us wonder whether they may have to lock up Ben's Twitter account again.
The formerly public profile for @Ben_S_Harper, Harper’s 16-year-old son, shows him posing in a school hallway with a girl, wearing what looks like onesie pajamas decorated with hot dogs.
The only description in his profile is “Ottawa.” After the Prime Minister’s Office was contacted for comment, the profile was locked. An official speaking on background said the office did not know about it.
So he doesn't embarrass himself, by posing in his hot dog pyjamas.
Or get his economic information from Jason Kenney and Joe Oliver.
Who as we know are no real economists either...
But then Ben is young, and if he studies hard he may yet become some sort of economist, and get hired by the Fraser Institute.
And the real question is what are we going to do with Rona Ambrose?
And who will spare her from further embarrassment?
And yes, we really did dodge a bullet.
And so did the economy...
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