Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Say it aint so Stephen

Check out my column from today's Ottawa Citizen.

I explain how Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Tories have taken a strange detour into the Twilight Zone.


Anonymous said...

The Tories are obviously dedicated fans of the SNiVeL strategy.

Unfortunately, this means the entire population they govern will likewise be forced to universally and increasingly adhere to its same guiding principle of "better to die on your knees begging, than on your feet fighting".

I loved your inclusion of this line, Gerry:

"So the Tories who jettisoned their principles for power, will ultimately end up with neither."

That goes without saying. Which also reminds me of this quote:
"They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759

Robert McClelland said...

So much for the notion of fiscal conservatism.

Such a notion was never anything but a fantasy from the beginning. Conservatives have always sucked when it comes to handling the money. Just look at the US debt as a prime example. It's at $10 trillion and 8 of that was racked up by conservative presidents.

Anonymous said...

Once again Robert McClelland and his communist ilk chime in with half truths and lies to make their point. He must love his welfare cheque.

Anonymous said...

I guess you are really ticked off that Canada, along with all other G20 countries, signed an agreement in December to inject 2% of new monies into each of their economies to help with the recession worldwide.

That meant defecits- a planned 2% defecit.

To conserve "principals" Canada should not have signed on to this and should have instead cut back on government spending, slashed a bunch of programs and balanced the books.

Right? Because that is what you are, in essence, saying sin't it?

Anonymous said...

Back in 1979 when the Federal Progressive Conservatives were in power we had a similar stimulus.

It was called deficit financing.

Took the PC's down after a short six month government like a lead ball, never to be seen again for 5 years.