The passage of the EI Bill today, with support from the Bloc & , goes to prove one thing, that politics is indeed a strange world. I am finding, as I grow older, that politics isn’t about serving the people anymore. It is about power, about doing what it can, to be in a position to seize power.
I think that the lead up to the vote today, and to coming votes, is not about doing what is in our best interests, but in lining up for the eventual election. Today’s vote givs thea counter to the attack of propping up the Harper Regime. It isn’t about protecting our rights, or about getting workers more benefits, but about having a way to counter an election attack.
The support of the& Bloc isn’t about insuring workers get more benefits either, but about them not being in a good financial position to wage an election. Some will argue that it is because we, the people, don’t want a fall election, so that is why they have given away their support to a Government, that is cruel and has only the interest of Big Business at heart. I would disagree, because frankly it is about not giving the Harper Regime a campaign weapon.
Maybe we don’t want a fall election, but then, did anyone ask you?
Polls say we don’t, but then again, how is the question phrased, and is it about the issues, or about simply preferences? IF, and that is a big if, a fall election would mean an end to the Harper Regime of mismanagement, of neglect of our resources, our economy, our social programs, then I’d suffer through it, and I think most would too. After all, the MAJORITY of us voted for ANYONE BUT HARPER.
I think we don’t want an election, because NO ONE has given us a reason for one. And that is why the& Bloc have supported Stephen Harper today, probably will next time around too. It isn’t about ending a regime, it is about having a reason to end it. EI Benefits, just isn’t a big enough reason, or one that can capture our imagination.
If Michael than you are in serving the people who elect you.& the want a fall election, they are going to have come up with a more enticing reason, than EI Benefits. All of them, are going to need a real reason, one that we can debate, that can be devoid of partisonship, or attack proof. Not easy to do, when you lack imagination, and when you are more concerned about seizing power,