Anyone remember the October election and Stephen Harper’s attitude regarding whether or not our economy was heading for a recession?
How about his constant statement that our economy was not like the other world economies, that due to his stewardship, we’d escape a recession?
Then there is of course Mr. Harper & his party asserting that deficit spending was a big bad no no, and his administration would NEVER accept deficit financing as a solution to economic downturns, remember that?
All who voted Conservative in the last election should be checking to make sure they were wearing rubber boots, so as to not stain their feet with the Harper Bullshit that flew in that election. See, in just a month, Mr. Harper has reversed course on just about everything he pledged in the last election, such as deficit financing, such as economic recession happening in Canada.
Canada could be in a recession later this year or early in 2009, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Sunday.
“Since the election, Minister of Finance [Jim] Flaherty has been consulting on a regular basis with experts in the private sector as to what their forecasts are for the economy,” Harper told reporters after attending a two-day summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group in Lima, Peru. (source- CBC News)
INSTEAD OF RUBBER BOOTS, PERHAPS HIP WADERS?
Every major economist, except Stephen Harper & his dolt of a finance minister, Flaherty, predicted not only a looming recession, but severe fiscal deficits in the coming years, PRIOR & DURING THE FALL ELECTION. So, a bunch of people accepted that they were in the pay of the Liberals, and WILLINGLY BELIEVED HARPER and re-elected this buffoon.
I’d much rather have had an honest Prime Minister like Stephane Dion or Jack Layton than a liar like Harper. Ther is no way in hell or heaven, that ecnomic indicators just suddenly appear. Trends DO NOT occur in a month’s time, and have been happening for some time, but Harper & Flaherty hid them, The election call wasn’t because Parliament was unworkable, IT WAS BECAUSE HARPER KNEW BAD ECONOMIC TIMES WERE ALMOST ON US.
To me, that is cold, calculated, and DECEITFUL.
And as our economy worsens, what is Mister ‘I Know It All’ Harper going to do? Why push more of our industry abroad, add an influx of cheaper labor, cheaper goods from foreign lands, and let us not forget the added tax cuts he is going to give away. Don’t forget how he is willing to trade our safety as well, by letting lower standards prevail in the goods entering for sale in Canada, thanks to his Free Trade Deals, a la George W. Bush.
I will give Stephen Harper credit for being a good scammer. He knew that a victory by his party would throw the Liberals into a leadership race, and would keep him in power for the year, at least. However, the call for an early leadership vote may have surprised him a bit. Who knows, maybe the Liberals should do exactly what they did before, and let Dion lead them again, NOW.
We simply cannot afford to have a man like Stephen Harper as Prime Minister as he hasn’t a clue how to deal with any of this economic mess. He had devastated our economy, our industrial base, and is trying to make Canada a dumping ground for toxic waste. He is mean spirited, and deserves to go into forced retirement with his buddy George W. Bush, the Dictator Supreme.
It really is disheartening, to see a once great nation like Canada, twist in the wind all because we have elected a party that is so anti Canadian, you would swear they were American Republicans. Seriously, the devastated Republican Party has found salvation in the Harper Conservatives. The values that led to their defeat in the US Elections, has put Harper in power up here. That is tragic.
He is no more a true conservative than I am the Pope.
True conservatives would not be throwing money down the drain at failed business, nor would they be ignoring the needs of the less fortunate. They would insure standards were at least maintained, not watered down as Harper & Bush have done. Real Conservatives would also be HONEST and not hide the truth, not fudge the figures, not disclose them. They would support the rights of all citizens, and above all else, would stand up for minorities, again not what the Harper/Bush Conservatives do.