Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Harper on "manufactured excuses"

Here’s Harper’s take on the further house detention of Aung San Suu Kyi: “Harper accused Myanmar's ruling generals of having "manufactured an excuse to keep Aung San Suu Kyi in detention.””

Harper is an expert on “manufactured excuses” having manufactured the excuse that income trusts cause tax leakage to benefit those, like Manufacturers’ Life, in order that they could employ the government to kill their competition, and in the process limit Canadians’ investment choices and destroy $35 billion of Canadians hard earned life savings. Which regime is worse? Burma’s military junta or Harper’s corporate junta?

Harper calls Aung San Suu Kyi's sentence 'vindictive'

August 12, 2009

Prime Minister Stephen Harper "strongly condemned" yesterday the additional 18 months of house arrest handed to Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, saying it is "unwarranted, unjustified, and vindictive."

"Canada strongly condemns the Burmese regime's decision to sentence Aung San Suu Kyi to a further 18 months house arrest," Harper said in a statement. Canada refers to Myanmar by its former name of Burma.

"This decision is clearly not in accordance with the rule of law: the charges laid against her were baseless and her trial did not come close to meeting international standards of due process," he said.

Harper accused Myanmar's ruling generals of having "manufactured an excuse to keep Aung San Suu Kyi in detention to ensure she will not be able to participate in the proposed 2010 elections. Canada calls for the regime to unconditionally free all political prisoners."

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toronto condos said...

I feel so sorry for Aung San Suu Kyi, she doesn't deserve to stay in prison for 18 more months. As for Harper, his opinion is nice, but he should certainly look at himself too.

Best, Elli.

Dr Mike said...

To my utter dismay , all opposition parties originally supported the trust legislation & supported the Harper untruth.

There was screaming of ponzi schemes , tax leakage (a catchy phrase if I ever heard one) , tax fairness (who would pass on that) , pension income splitting (no one bothered to read the fine print) , & old farts & dumb investors who should be crucified.

Why was not all of the opposition parties yelling their heads-off for an accounting rather than accept the word of the gov`t at face value.

The proof is in the numbers & those same numbers just don`t add up especially now that the gov`t is losing billions in tax revenue due to it`s own policy.

I have only one word "accountability" , a word that populated the 2006 Conservative campaign book , but now a word that the PMO has filed away in a drawer somewhere maybe never to be seen again.

Dr Mike Popovich

Anonymous said...

Great title for this posting. Works very well.

Manufacturer's Life, in the second paragraph should be substituted by the original nickname, I think coined by CAITI - to read "Manulie". I guess executives or so called financial advisors of this crappy corporation are called "Manuliars"?

Some of these postings have been very clever and fun to read ... often a lighter side helps when I am agonizing over my trust unit losses.