Stephen Harper had no misgivings about ripping off Canadian seniors for $35 billion, based on his lie that income trusts cause tax leakage. Do you think there is any chance of Obama pulling off a stunt like this?
Three things prevent that from happening:
(1) Obama is an honest politician who is looking out for the welfare of the middle class and is not sympathetic to lobbyists. Lobbyists for Canada’s Large Lifeco’s brought about Harper’s income trust policy, in the face of zero public consultation. Meanwhile the policy’s main rationale, namely alleged tax leakage, is a patent falsehood.
(2) The US media would never permit Harper’s lie of tax leakage, to go unchallenged. At the very least FactCheck.org would reveal Harper’s lie about tax leakage in short order.
(3) The US political system doesn’t have lap dogs like Jack Layton who regurgitate the government’s lies about things like tax leakage and write to constituents: “I have spoken with Judy Wasylycia-Leis, our party’s Finance Critic, she is confident that the government’s estimates of future tax leakage are accurate.”?
Where does the NDP derive their “confidence” from? After all the only “proof” of tax leakage offered up by Harper to justify his income trust tax rip off of seniors was 18 pages of blacked out documents. That is transparency deserving of the Russian gulags. Is that what the NDP stand for? Gulag democracy?
In yesterday’s Inaugural address, Obama proclaimed that “What is required of us now is a new era if responsibility”. This also applies to our politicians like Jack Layton, who has proven himself to be anything but responsible. Jack Layton is prepared to vote down budgets that haven’t yet been tabled with the same ease that he will condemn an essential means of income for seniors without even seeing the evidence he invokes to justify his actions.
Do you suppose that with $1 million more in public financing that the NDP party can actually spend a few short minutes researching the veracity of Harper’s tax leakage argument, and bring some modicum of responsibility to bear on the Harper government on the matter of ripping off Canadian seniors for $35 billion of their life savings? An act that the NDP have, to date, been wholly complicit in bringing about?
Note to Jack Layton: “You sir, are no Barack Obama.”
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Posted by Fillibluster at 10:17 AM