So Stevie Boy unveiled his new cabinet, calling it the ‘right team for these times‘ which really is a joke. I mean to begin with, not even a symbolic move to show restraint, as he increases the number of cabinet posts from a whopping 31 to an even larger 38 positions. Cost of Government just rose, but did your income? But hey, that’s our Stevie Boy, always making sure that the right people are well looked after, and as for the rest, well, who needs ’em, right Stevie Boy?
Harper increased his cabinet to 38 members from 31, and now has 11 women in cabinet, up from seven previously. (source – CBC News)
It really is rather sad, to see how Harper is stacking his deck, making sure that his party faithful are all well looked after will cushie jobs, added pay, while the Economy is in a major slump. I mean the dollar is up, but still at about 18¢ below the weak US Dollar. Inflation is over 3% but he increases the size of Cabinet by 20%.
And talk about some real big changes. I mean wise cracking Gerry Ritz remains at Agriculture, which is like a total insult to everyone who got sick or suffered a loss during the recent Listerios Outbreak. Mind you, Stevie Boy didn’t see anything wrong in the wisecracks, after all it was aimed at the, therefore fair play.
If Harper really wanted the Right Team, he should have canned Flaherty and come on, Stockwell Day as International Trade? Then too, keeping his good racist buddy Vic Toews at Treasury, shows that Stephen Harper hasn’t a clue as to what it means to LEAD. He had paid his party hacks off, kept his cronies in their jobs, while around him the Good Ship Lollipop continues to sink. Toews & Flaherty have clearly shown they aren’t suited for any cabinet post, let alone major posts like Treasury & Finance.
If Flaherty had any brains, or economic sense, we wouldn’t be in the crisis we are, nor would our Industry be in such poor shape, but then again, isn’t that Stevie Boy’s plan? To destroy our Economic Fabric, so we will be easier to absorb into the failed US System, and give them the needed resources they need, to stay afloat?
also criticized Harper’s decision to keep Flaherty as finance minister.
“Keeping Mr. Flaherty says our economic policy so far has been good for Canadians. We in the Liberal opposition think it’s been bad for Canada, because he made some tax cuts that left us no room to help Canadians in tough times.” (source – CBC News)
Then we do have a new Foreign Affairs Minister who somehow thinks we are well positioned Internationally, and are in a great position to work with the new administration in Washington. Like how does he figure that one out? I does he really think John McCain is going to win, because I don’t see Stevie Boy getting along with a Barack Obama. That guy at least is honest, and at the same time, he is showing how tough of a guy he is, beating back not only the smear tactics of the likes of Hilary Rodham Clinton, but the. So he should be a good match for George Bush’s little tag along Stevie. So Mr. Cannon may need to wake up a lot sooner, because he is obviously dreaming now.
Serious issues face the world, largely due to Bush and the Conservative mantra of letting Big Business run free. Economies are in serious risk, globally, thanks to a total lack of restraint, of regulation over the private sector. It is serious, because these greed merchants are still trying to lay waste to regulatory agencies, which are needed more than ever, today. Tougher rules need to be created, and like I really expect Flaherty or Ritz or anyone in Stevie Boy’s bloated new cabinet to do that? I THINK NOT.