We have all heard about the wars raging across the Planet. There is still the War in Iraq & Afghanistan. Wars, that have lasted longer than World War II. Yet the worst, is the one being waged against the Middle & Lower Class of our very own Canada.
Stephen Harper & his Conservatives have waged a silent war, against the very people, that they are supposed to represent. It isn’t a shooting war, in the sense of Iraq, nor is it even a shadow war, like the one being waged by Terrorists, but a war of attrition.
I may sound bitter, but I look at our family income, and I shake my head at how much we are spending, and yet can’t get ahead. Am I a bad money manager? Or is there something else happening, that is leaving us living from paycheque to paycheque?
Government is supposed to protect, to serve the people, yet our Country is still heavily in a depression. Jobs, that pay high wages, continue to disappear. Sure, new jobs are being created, but at minimum wage levels. They don’t replace the high paying jobs, which we are shipping everywhere, but here.
They told us to spend money, to help end the depression. The Harper Government threw in TENS OF BILLIONS OF OUR DOLLARS to help business recover, and now as a reward, they want to sell off Canada Pension, to let Private Interests manage our retirement future.
Yet, that is just the frosting on the cake. You see, Harper has been gradually turning us into a nation of wage slaves. He has taken away our dreams, our hope for a better life, not just for us, but our children. He has burdened them, and us, with a deficit that will have us paying it off, for decades to come.
Now, I don’t mind that so much, if it had worked. Thing is, the money ( least the lion’s share of it ) went to the very people, who put us into this economic depression. The Harper Theory ( well actually George Bush’s theory ) was that you give business money, and it’ll keep people working, so they can buy more.
Problem with that was that Business didn’t invest in new machinery, didn’t invest in infrastructure, but gave out bonuses to management executives, paid for more private jets, and cut menial jobs to the bare bones, and beyond.
Plants were closed, shipped lock, stock, & barrel to other countries, where the minimum wage was dollars per day, not per hour. Where there was no CPP deductions, or EI. That is what business did, to improve its bottom line, with the blessing of Stephen Harper. He encouraged it, actively pushed it.
And still, we continue to pay, & will be paying for that policy, long into the next generation, if not longer.
As 2011 draws near, we should examine where we stand. If you earn big money, maybe you won’t have to worry, but if you earn under $50, ooo.00 a year, you may want to re-think supporting Stephen Harper & the Conservatives. Look at how little you can still buy, look at your credit card debt, and at how what you buy today, is made everywhere but in Canada.
Think long and hard, on just where your money is going. Is your job secure? Can you manage if you lose your job tomorrow? What happens when the kids need diapers, or the mortgage goes up? Can you handle it, with what you earn today?
This is a war, and YOU are the one being attacked. It isn’t from some foreign country either, it isn’t some cave dwelling nut job trying to kill you off, or enslave you. No ideological tyrant is trying to end your freedom…
It is Your Own Government, the one headed by Stephen Harper, that is doing all that, & more to you, the very people he is supposed to represent.