Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Jimbo Flaherty's Nightmare Taxi Ride
When you are numbed to the horror of Harperland, it's easy to laugh at little Jimbo Flaherty. The nasty Con garden gnome is a natural comedian.
"I was brought up in a certain way. There is no bad job, the only bad job is not having a job," he told reporters. "I drove a taxi, I refereed hockey. You do what you have to do to make a living."
I mean can you imagine getting into a cab and discovering that Jimbo, sitting on a box the size of his Trojan Horse budget, is your DRIVER? That's hilarious eh?
Until you remember that he is a brutish Con ideologue who once threatened to jail the homeless. And now he's going after the disabled.
"That means we are going to have to encourage more persons with disabilities to work, more seniors to work, more aboriginal people to work, including young people. We need to get rid of disincentives in the employment insurance system to people joining the workforce."
Or you stared in horror today as Diane Finley bared her teeth.
Or you watched Question Period and you saw the Cons turn the Commons into a Roman circus. Again. Going hog wild every time Thomas Mulcair quoted Jimbo Flaherty.
“When asked whether unemployed teachers and nurses should be forced to take any job that comes along or be taken off EI, the minister said: ‘There is no bad job. The only bad job is not having a job.’ ”
In his seat across the way, Jim Flaherty nodded. The government benches applauded, several members feeling it necessary to stand and clap for this recitation of the Finance Minister’s philosophy. Mr. Mulcair waited for the applause to finish and then started again. ”Mr. Speaker, the minister said: ‘There is no bad job. The only bad job is not having a job.’ ” Once more the Conservatives applauded.
Because then it should be clear to all that what we're seeing here is just another chapter in Stephen Harper's War on the Unemployed.
Their petro dollar policies are destroying our manufacturing sector. But instead of doing something about it, they are beating up their victims. They are making it harder and harder to collect E.I. They are slashing benefits, they are going after pensions. They are are telling the unemployed that they better love our new low wage economy or ELSE.
And how is their grand plan to put all our eggs in the commodity basket going? Answer: not so good.
"The commodity sectors of our market have really taken it on the chin," said Fred Ketchen, manager of equity trading at Scotia Capital, who noted that the metals and gold sectors have plunged more than 20 per cent this year while the energy sector has fallen by more than 12 per cent.
Surprise. Surprise. I mean would you trust Jimbo Flaherty to take you ANYWHERE in his taxi?
I wouldn't. I'd get off in a hurry eh?
You know I always thought this guy was the scariest cab driver I'd ever seen...
But riding in the back of Jimbo's cab, as he mows down the poor, threatens the unemployed, and steers straight for economic disaster is an even worse nightmare.
The Cons are taking Canada to a very bad place.
And they must be STOPPED...
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