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
2 hours ago
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.
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.
Posted by Fillibluster at 12:09 PM