Click on HST bribe cheque to enlarge
The front page of today’s Globe features the unseemliness of Harper’s Conservative Party who are handing out “stimulus” cheques in photo ops emblazoned with the Con party’s logo. How pathetic. Almost as pathetic as the fact that this stimulus money is being handed out in disproportionate amounts to Conservative held ridings.
Another cheque that is emblazoned with Harper’s logo are the $4 billion in borrowed money that is being sent to taxpayers in Ontario and BC as a form of bribe to get them to forget about what the effects that HST will have on their ongoing purchasing power and discretionary income. The HST is something that the Harper government is trying to distance itself from, given the enormous political hot potato that it has and will become.
Well that’s going to be a very difficult story to spin, when one realizes that these HST bribe cheques are being issued by the Government of Canada and not the provinces. This is an instance where the logo on these cheques isn’t quite as friendly to the political aspirations of these Conservative Con artists as perhaps Con MP Gerald Keddy thought handing a $300,000 infrastructure cheque to the residents of Chester Nova Scotia embalzoned with the Con Party logo?
You know the old expression: Live by the logo. Die by the logo.
HST is the rope that Harper has allowed the federal Liberals to hang him by, however HST will probably be another opportunity squandered by them as they place the interests of Dalton McGuinty’s re-election and the interests of corporate windfall profits ahead of the interests of Ontario and BC consumers.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Posted by Fillibluster at 1:03 PM