Monday, October 17, 2011

Harper Tory hypocrisy in full view re EU crisis

Harper's new Tories finance minister todaywent on record to spur on steps to combat the sovereign debt crisis.  Consider his words:
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty on Sunday repeated his calls for European leaders to deal with an ongoing financial crisis and warned that not doing so could lead to a recession in Canada.
Flaherty's suggestion that a recession could creep to Canada is a change from just over a week ago when he said Canada would likely be spared from a recession in the event of a failure of European leaders to stem the ongoing financial crisis.


In an interview on CTV's Question Period, Flaherty said that his counterparts and central bankers in Europe are aware of the need to resolve a deepening fiscal crisis, and do it sooner rather than later.

"The avoidance of a recession depends on the ability of the Europeans to take the actions they need to take," Flaherty said.
Imagine the gall that the Harper Tories have! Flaherty was a key player in the Harper government denial of any problems when the financial meltdown took place in 2008. The Tories sat back in blissful ignorance, disregarding warnings from other Canadian parties, and seemingly totally out of touch with the world.

In fact, it was Harper's refusal to acknowledge that things were getting tough that set off the move by the three oppostion parties to turf the minority Tory government out of power and to implement some stimulus to the economy to protect jobs.

And Harper showed how out of touch with reality he was with his infamous remark that with markets sinking, it was perhaps a good time to buy shares!

And then when the Tories belatedly embarked on a stimulus program, they wasted tens of millions on inconsequential projects, and virtually used the taxpayers money to spread funds around ridings with Tory MPs, and waste it on nonsensical items - $50 million come to mind?

And now the asleep-at-the-switch crew have the gall to read the riot act to the European governments!

With this lot in power, Canada is destined to go through tougher times in the next 4 years than it should.

Keystone Cops do not a government make.

6 comments :

  1. "In fact, it was Harper's refusal to acknowledge that things were getting tough that set off the move by the three oppostion parties to turf the minority Tory government out of power and to implement some stimulus to the economy to protect jobs."

    Yeah, it had nothing what so ever to do with cutting off their access to the pulic trough, err, I mean subsidy,

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  2. Excellent synopsis of HarperCON rule. I've never been so scared before for the future of my country and its people. The democractic institutions of this country are in much need of a makeover. That's why I support the 99% movement.

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  3. John, count me in as a 99% supporter as well. I hope the protestors have stamina similar to the Syrian crowds - The Man can outwait most people.

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  4. I hope this one gets lot's of mileage too;

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/10/17/pol-vp-milewski-texas-crime.html

    Some interesting numbers on how Harper has increased the prison budget by a whopping 86% in 5 years. That before he even gets his new gig up and running and that great sucking sound from Federal coffers grows even louder.

    I guess the only advice they could offer Europeans, based on experience, is how to borrow and spend.

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  5. @Anon#1: Okay, the CPC eventually got rid of a political party subsidy. They got rid of the most democratic one, the one that best matches democracy and the desires of voters.

    They've kept the other two party subsidies. The more expensive ones. The ones that the CPC themselves take ruthless advantage of. Come back when the CPC cuts off their own access to the public trough.

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  6. Are the conservatives ignorant or arrogant ?
    I am right wing but I voted Liberal

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