Monday, January 19, 2015
Can Canadians Be Bought By The Grubby Stephen Harper?
He hasn't been seen for days, since he sent his shabby minions out to announce that he was proroguing the budget until April.
So he's probably banging away on his piano in his gloomy basement, trying to figure out how he can restore the surplus he blew before he had one.
So he can try to buy the votes of even MORE Canadians.
But at least now, thanks to Jason Kenney, we have some idea of how he plans to do that.
By whipping out a massive chain saw and cutting government to the bloody bone.
The Conservative government is warning for the first time that falling oil prices could trigger new spending cuts in order to deliver on a promised balanced budget. On the heels of the surprise decision to delay the federal budget until at least April, the government is putting Canadians on notice that it is prepared to cut spending further rather than abandon its goal of balancing the books.
“We’ll have to certainly look at potentially continued spending restraint. For example, we’ve had an operating spending freeze. The Finance Minister may have to look at extending that,” Mr. Kenney told CTV’s Question Period in an interview broadcast Sunday.
Even though economists say there is no need to rush a surplus, and that freeze Kenney is talking about wouldn't make-up for the money they have blown.
The 2014 budget said this freeze would save the government $550-million in 2014-15 and $1.1-billion in 2015-16. Mr. Kenney did not explain how extending the freeze might help the government achieve its balanced-budget promise.
“They spent the surplus before they had it and now they’re scrambling to figure out how to make one plus one equal three,” said NDP finance critic Nathan Cullen.
So those Con clowns are making it up as they go along, would kill thousands more good jobs in a country that doesn't have enough of them, just to get the stash of cash so they can bribe as many voters as possible.
And the question Michael Harris asks himself is one I sometimes ask myself: can Harper get the chickens he is going after to vote for Colonel Saunders?
Stephen Harper’s job in 2015 is simple: get the chickens to vote for Colonel Saunders again. The task of the opposition is harder: awaken the Sleeping Beauty of the millions who didn’t vote last time.
For this is the trouble:
The trouble that is shaping up for Canada in 2015 is all about two things: poisoned information sources, led by the Harper government’s publicly financed mind-control, and 9 million citizens in the last election who found something better to do on May 2, 2011 than vote. There is actually a connection between bad information and a lethargic democracy.
This is the challenge:
There are a lot of theories floating around about why 9 million Canadians didn’t vote in the last election. I lean towards the view that the hellish cascade of agenda-driven, special interest, utterly poisoned communications has persuaded them that dropping out is better than engaging. They don’t know who to believe, they don’t trust anybody, and they don’t think they matter. And the less wealthy and more disenfranchised they are, the more likely they are to ‘fuggit.’
So is this...
And this as I've also been saying for a while, is the best way to fight back against those who would buy an election with OUR money.
The political rescue of this lost generation of voters, and with it, of Canada’s democracy, is beyond the petty bribes of politics as usual. The kiss that will awaken Sleeping Beauty is the promise of a land that is so much bigger than the single issue of the economy.
By making the next election more than just another electoral contest, and turning it into a sacred cause to save our Canada, so we can motivate as many Canadians to get out and vote.
And you know how I believe we can best do that; by getting involved, contributing and volunteering for our progressive parties.
And above all, by building a Great Stop Harper movement from coast to coast to coast...
One person, or two friends, or five neighbours or fifty fellow workers, at a time.
For if we do that we WILL make it a larger and more noble cause. A cause as big as our country.
More Canadians will be motivated to vote.
And we will defeat this grubby leader...
Send the Con hogs back to where they belong.
And clean-up this foul Harperland.
Before they degrade us further...
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