Monday, December 08, 2014
Stephen Harper's Empty Words and the Betrayal of the Veterans
I have no idea why Stephen Harper lies all the time. I don't know whether it's compulsive, and he just can't help himself.
Or whether that grubby little man simply thinks that we're all fools.
But he does lie all the time, like he did last Wednesday.
Only to be shown to be twisting the truth. Again.
Some of the biggest job cuts at Veterans Affairs in recent years have been in the disability awards branch — the division targeted in a recent auditor general’s report for taking too long to decide on the benefit claims of ex-soldiers.
Departmental performance reports stretching back to 2009 show that roughly 897 positions have been eliminated across Veterans Affairs, with 33 per cent coming out of the section that administers pensions and awards.
Or lying like a thief.
Commemorations, the division that celebrates past wars and maintains memorials, was reduced by 17.2 per cent, while internal services — Prime Minister Stephen Harper described it last week as “backroom administration” — lost 71 positions, just 10.1 per cent.
But then why should anybody be surprised? When this is a government that is preparing to argue that nobody should believe Stephen Harper's empty words.
The federal government will argue Wednesday that its social covenant to care for injured veterans was just political speech and not meant to be taken seriously.
So they can hurt the disabled, and violate what should be a sacred oath...
Six disabled veterans, united under the banner of the Equitas Society, hope to strike down the government’s decision to replace lifelong pensions for injured soldiers with one-time payments. They allege this breaches the sacred obligation to care for veterans wounded in the line of duty, which has been articulated as far back as the First World War.
The government will make its arguments Wednesday, but in written submissions has argued that “these statements were political speeches not intended as commitments or solemn commitments.”
And how does the grotesque Con regime respond when its lies are exposed?
Answer: by calling up the criminally incompetent stooge Julian Fantino, to twist the truth further...
Can you believe that? They really have no shame. They just don't care how many people they hurt.
Oh boy. I wish I could do more to help our veterans. I wish I could live up to what my parents taught me, to always try to do the right and decent thing. I swear I do my best, but it is never enough.
But this is my sacred oath:
I will meet the veterans on the battlefield of the next election campaign. Together we will drive the Cons and their depraved leader from power.
And then like the moral degenerates at Nuremberg, for their war on this country and its values.
We will make them account for their actions, and pay for their crimes...
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