Sunday, July 19, 2015
Stephen Harper and the Great Con War on Pensions and Seniors
I've written a lot of posts about the Stephen Harper and his Great Con War on Pensions and Seniors for a couple of very simple reasons.
I like old people, I work and care for them all the time. I see far too many of them suffering the indignities of poverty in a country as rich as Canada. I will not remain quiet when so many are suffering in silence.
And of course I loathe and despise foul bullies like Jesus Harper with every bone in my body.
So now I'm writing another post, because as Martin Regg Cohn writes, his latest assault on pensions couldn't be more disgusting and reflexively destructive.
Stephen Harper’s pettiness in trying to sabotage Ontario’s legitimate efforts to create a public pension for middle-income workers sets a new low in gamesmanship. It will only take money out of the pockets of workers, taxpayers and employers who will be forced to pay higher fees because of the federal intransigence.
It as low as only a depraved political pervert like Harper could go.
Harper’s decision this week to stab Ontario in the back — and middle-class Ontarians in the front — may go down as one of the most offensive, retrograde and thoughtless blunders ever committed by a sitting prime minister plotting his re-election on the backs of prospective pensioners.
And Joe Oliver's letter to Ontario was bestial and contemptuous beyond all standards of human decency...
The toxic letter to Ontario penned this week by Harper’s henchman, Joe Oliver — Flaherty’s successor as finance minister, and the MP so cavalierly misrepresenting Toronto’s Eglinton-Lawrence riding — sets a new low for shabby politics and shoddy public policy ahead of an October federal election.
As only a grubby Con and shabby tool of the PMO like Oliver could be.
But what Regg Cohn fails to mention, is the main reason Harper and his morally corrupt Cons are attacking Kathleen Wynne's pension plan like a pack of rabid hyenas.
Not just because they are rigid right-wing ideologues who think pensions are communism, and want to destroy government.
Or because she's a woman, and a lesbian, and a Liberal.
But above all because, as I have pointed out before, Wynne committed the unforgivable sin in their eyes of exposing Stephen Harper's inner monster.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper “smirked” and told Kathleen Wynne in a private meeting that Canadians need to save for their own retirement because it’s not up to government to look after them, the Star has learned.
Exposed him as a man who not only doesn't believe in pensions, but one who would smirk at the misery of others...
Harper never expected that Wynne would reveal what he told her in that private meeting. He was so inflamed to be in the same room with her that he forgot himself.
And now he is terrified that revelation could make him look bad in the eyes of the many seniors who support him.
Because if he loses even some of them, as you can see from this EKOS chart...
He won't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning the next election.
Which is why I keep urging the progressive parties to help spread the story of what he told Wynne at that fateful meeting.
And make it a centrepiece of their ads aimed at seniors. For nothing could say more about Harper, or better explain why they should not vote for him.
And the ads write themselves...
Stephen Harper is a leader who can't be trusted. A leader who doesn't believe in pensions, and and only pretends to care about seniors.
A foul bully who would condemn millions of the most vulnerable Canadians to lives of grinding poverty and humiliation.
A monster who would smirk at the misery of others. And is too cruel and too crazy to govern.
Hit him and his filthy inhuman Cons with that, over and over again, until they scream.
And we will destroy them...
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