Friday, January 30, 2009

What a shame that there isn't one MP who feels as passionately about seniors losing their life savings to Harper's fraud.

I guess MPs only champion the cause of those seeking money from government, as opposed to those who wish to pay billions in income taxes to their government via income trusts. Who said Parliament is no longer dysfunctional? Any wonder that we're about to generate $85 billion in deficits?

Two N.L. Liberals say they'll break party ranks, oppose budget if necessary

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A Newfoundland Liberal MP says he will break party ranks and vote against the federal budget if necessary, the second party member to do so.

Scott Andrews, who represents the riding of Avalon, told a radio station today he is prepared to go against his party and oppose the budget if it doesn't protect $1.5 billion that the province is entitled to. Andrews says his colleagues in the rest of the country don't understand how important the issue is to Newfoundland and Labrador.

Premier Danny Williams has called on the six Liberal MPs from his province to vote against the budget, saying it will sap $1.5 billion away from the province in funds from the 1985 Atlantic Accord.

While the province no longer receives equalization, it continues to receive money in that offshore energy agreement with Ottawa.

Judy Foote, member for Random-Burin-St. George's, has also said she will vote against the budget if it doesn't protect the Atlantic Accord money.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Newfoundland MP vows to vote against budget?

Hmmm? That gives me an idea!

Maybe the answer would be for the 2.5 million income trust investors to all move to one province and then get the premier of that province to champion our cause in Ottawa and get the MPs in Ottawa for that province to get off their lame asses and do something for their new found constituents. Failure to do so would result in prompt removal from office.

The Premier of our chosen province would also be faced with an enormous potential loss of tax revenue, if these new found citizens of his province were about to lose their retirement income, owing to Flaherty's rapacious tax on trusts.

With $6 billion in tax revenue associated with this collective of income trust holders, half of which would go to the province of our choice, we could start negotiating with Provincial Premiers, before making our final selection, as to which province to bestow upon, our vast tax revenues.

Maybe we can get a break on property taxes?

How about PEI? We could overwhelm that province with a new influx of trust investors. It would be sweet justice to get that Provincial Treasurer from PEI who gave testimony against trust at the Finance Committee hearings to recant his nonsense.

Meanwhile, we could get newly minted PEI Senator Mike Duffy to actually perform a useful task, for the first time in his life? Harper will come to loathe the day that he appointed that clown to the Senate.

We'll make Duffy beg for his next meal. like the trained seal that he is. Harper too, now that he's learned to beg.

Brent Fullard