Monday, March 10, 2014
Stephen Harper and the Dirty Secrets of the PMO
Well they're not pretty, but they are fanatics, they'll do anything for their deranged leader.
Dark and dirty things that have turned our country into a horror show.
But don't bother asking how much Stephen Harper pays his grubby PMO gang, his little monsters.
Because that's a state secret.
The prime minister's office is refusing to reveal how many staffers make more than $150,000. In reply to a written query filed by Liberal MP Scott Andrews earlier this year, the government claims that providing details on how many PMO staffers make between $150,000 and $300,000 per year, broken down by $50,000 increments, would constitute the release of "personal information."
And if you ask that question, up pops the Con clown Paul Calandra to tell us it's none of our business.
When in fact the Access to Information Act doesn't apply to Orders Papers or the business of Parliament, and what the Cons are trying to do is shutdown ALL information.
The question on PMO salaries is among a number that departments are routinely refusing to answer in Parliament through Order Paper questions. Order Paper questions are tabled in the House by opposition MPs and give cabinet ministers 45 days to respond. They're one of the few methods provided for opposition MPs to draw information from the government.
Departments routinely sidestep specific questions entirely on the grounds that the requested information "is not readily available," or "would require manual search and analysis," and is therefore "not feasible to produce."
In a country where scientists are muzzled, books are burned, the Big Lie RULES.
And the Con regime is rushing its foul so-called Fair Elections Act through Parliament to try to hide the fact that it makes no sense.
The Harper government’s continued focus on the threat of voter fraud in federal elections is approaching absurdity. Everyone with any expertise who has examined the question in detail has arrived at the same conclusion: There is no threat.
And yet the government insists that controversial provisions in its proposed Fair Elections Act are needed to eliminate this non-existent terror – even at the risk of disenfranchising thousands of legitimate voters. It makes no sense.
It's just a sinister conspiracy to try to steal an election, and try to protect themselves from the scandal of having tried to steal the last one.
And all of the above is being orchestrated by the PMO gang that won't even tell us how much they are being paid with OUR money to defile OUR democracy.
And really what more can I say that I haven't said a million times before in this monstrous Harperland where even the most basic questions go unanswered?
Except that we need to shine the bright light of truth into every corner of that filthy Con regime, and expose their ratty activities. By whatever legal means necessary.
Before they gnaw our democracy down to the bone.
And leave us all blind in his darkness...
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