Thursday, April 02, 2015
The Return of Joe Oliver and the Latest Con Scam
Well as you may have heard Joe Oliver went missing from the House of Commons for almost a month.
And on the few days when he did turn up, he seemed as Ralph Goodale described him, both "puzzled and muzzled." Staring into space while others read his PMO talking points.
And while his aides insisted he was thinking about his long delayed budget, or searching for the surplus he gave away before he had it.
Others wondered whether he was having some kind of breakdown.
Or as Rick Mercer suggested, just doing nothing...
But now Ol' Joe is back.
Announcing a budget date at the Canada Goose factory this morning.
And although you might think the goose part would bring back bad memories...
Or remind people what a failure he has been.
I don't think he cares anymore what people think.
Or whether this is practically fraud.
The parliamentary budget officer says the family tax cut announced last year will cost the federal government about $2.2 billion this year and will benefit fewer than one in six households.
Or even whether his budget stinks to high heaven, because the Cons are planning to spend a fortune to try to brainwash Canadians into thinking it smells like roses.
Or something really porky.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has defended plans to spend millions of taxpayer dollars on advertising to promote his government’s pre-election budget after details of the campaign became public. Internal documents show Finance Canada is planning a $7.5-million ad campaign that will run in May.
“When we talk about the budget, I can assure the honourable member the government will not only bring forward a budget, but we will make sure Canadians are well aware of the contents of that budget and how those measures impact them,” Mr. Harper said in response to a question from Mr. Mulcair.
Can you believe that?
Although they have messed up the economy by putting so many eggs in one oily basket, failed miserably to create any jobs and are threatening to lead us all off the cliff.
Net net, the ending of the Canadian credit binge, combined with an oil-driven economic slowdown, is likely to crush consumer sentiment. In this Looney Tune, it seems our Crazy Canadian Coyote has run off the cliff, his feet are still moving, but he has yet to look down. He’s suspended in air, and it’s only a matter of time until gravity exerts its force.
Still Stephen Harper and his ghastly Cons would spend millions on even more porky propaganda, to try to make themselves look good. Or make Harper look like a Great Economist Leader.
Even though they are already promoting the budget with this ad campaign.
Which is running on every government site from DND to the Environment Canada weather page, and will be updated when the budget is released.
And even though their new porky campaign is yet another blatant attempt to buy the election with OUR money.
Queen’s University political science professor Jonathan Rose, who advises Ontario’s Auditor-General on advertising issues, says the proximity of the upcoming ad campaign to the election is a concern. “What’s so egregious is the blatant way that they’re priming the electorate before an election, and I think that should be worrisome as well,” he said.
And all I can say is the progressive parties need to act aggressively to counter that propaganda. Now that they know what's coming they need to strike pre-emptively. They cannot wait until that campaign begins.
They must attack Stephen Harper's dismal economic record. Strip him of his phony credentials. Expose his porky plan.
So when his ads start running they will work against him, by making look ridiculous...
The greatest Con artist and most dangerous leader this country has ever known.
Who is leading us to catastrophe.
And can't be defeated soon enough...
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