Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Stephen Harper and the Great Betrayal
It's like a nightmare version of Richard III. Or the last act of the Con regime.
Stephen Harper limping across the stage of his corrupt and decaying government screaming like a madman:
My Kingdom for a pipeline !!!!!
Or my Kingdom for a foreign worker !!@#!!
Because if you thought the Royal Bank was the only bank to replace Canadians with foreign workers you would be wrong.
Current and former Canadian bank employees have inundated CBC News with emails, saying outsourcing practices are common among the big banks after a CBC exclusive revealed RBC is using foreign workers to replace dozens of Canadians.
And if you thought the greedy billionaire bankers, or that Chinese mine in B.C., were the only ones to take advantage of this disgraceful Con program you'd be even more wrong.
A list of fast-tracked temporary foreign worker applications shows that scandals at Royal Bank and HD Mining are just the tip of the iceberg.
Between April 25 and December 18, 2012, more than 2,400 ALMO guest-worker permits – which are supposed to be reserved for highly-skilled employment – have been granted to fast-food restaurants, convenience stores and gas stations.
Read that list and weep. And then ask yourself why would all those Canadian companies hire so many foreign temporary workers? And the answer is, as I pointed out the other day, the sellout Cons allow them to pay those wage slaves even LESS than they pay Canadians.
Business insists that such workers are needed because skilled Canadians are unavailable. But far too often the real reason is that foreign workers are willing to work for less. The Conservative government has codified this practice by permitting Canadian employers to pay their foreign workers up to 15 per cent less than the going wage.
And this in a country where the unemployment rate is going up.
And so many unemployed Canadians are slowly dying from despair. Even as the Harper regime tries to paint them as too lazy or stupid too work.
Oh those cruel bastard Cons. Those scummy traitors who would betray their own people.
And the good news?
This is the issue we can use to define them and finish them off.
For this is an issue EVERYONE can understand. You couldn't buy a better anvil to hang around the neck of this drowning government.
And the next time Stephen Harper and his gang of sellouts pose as nationalists, or tell us to get excited about the War of 1812, we can now laugh in their faces...
Just like I laugh when I think of all the devastating attack ads we are going to be able to make from now until the next election.
Oh boy. As Richard the Third said eh?
It is the winter of our discontent.
And it has been...
It's been so horribly long.
But now it's almost over.
King Harper has lost his crown.
His sellout Cons can't lie their way out of this one.
And we are going to destroy them...
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