Saturday, March 02, 2013
Jimbo Flaherty and the Day of Reckoning
If you wanted to know where our economy is heading, or what the Cons are planning to do to Canada.
All you had to do was look at Jimbo Flaherty today, to know it's not going to be pretty.
And that the Day of Reckoning has finally arrived.
For there he was standing in front of a giant Porky Action Plan billboard, promising growth and jobs. Telling us the economy is shrinking, so what we need to do is kill even more jobs.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says the unexpectedly weak economy is hurting Ottawa’s tax revenues, which means his upcoming budget may contain more federal spending cuts.
Even though at a time when the private sector isn't creating any jobs, and hundreds of thousands of Americans could soon be unemployed.
And austerity is an epic failure wherever it has been tried.
Those government jobs could make the difference between a stagnating economy and another RECESSION.
But then why should we be surprised ?
When like the Republican teabaggers in the U.S., Jimbo Flaherty is only interested in cutting services, not raising taxes on the rich. Who are getting richer and richer.
Even as the porky Con regime wages war on the poor and the unemployed.
CBC News has obtained documents that reveal Service Canada investigators were instructed to carry out exhaustive examinations of 1,200 randomly selected EI claimants, who were collecting regular benefits, or benefits relating to maternity or parental leave, compassionate care, sickness and work sharing.
The document makes it clear the Service Canada employees are to leave no stone unturned in their inquiries, even in the absence of evidence that selected EI recipients had done anything wrong. The document suggests investigators check addresses, bank accounts, medical documents and even the physical appearance of claimants.
And Jimbo the idiot garden gnome morphs into his evil twin...
Who like Great Goblin Leader would kill government, bleed national institutions like the CBC and Via Rail further, and privatize EVERYTHING.
Oh boy. You know I had a serious talk today with the donkey in that picture.
My friend Jake at Far Enough Farm...
(click pic to enlarge)
Who said he was sorry he encouraged Flaherty, like so many Canadians did. And admitted that he knows as much about economics as Jimbo does.
But couldn't comment further, because it turns out he's also been privatized. After more than fifty years, the little farm has just been sold by the City of Toronto to the owners of an amusement park.
And who knows what the new owners might do with an old donkey?
For in Stephen Harper's brutish Con Canada only the rich and the powerful are safe.
Oh well. Don't worry. I'll be keeping an eye on Jake and all the other animals, and make sure they are treated properly.
But who will save us from the foul Harper regime?
How on earth were so many Canadians fooled into thinking that those rabid ideologues were economists?
And what DO you say to those DUMMIES?
Except, fasten your seatbelts, hang on to your tuques eh?
The Day of Reckoning is here.
And it's going to be quite a ride....
And of course thank goodness it's Friday eh?
We will get our gentle Canada back. I promise you.
Have a great weekend everybody....
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