Anybody out there still believe Prime Minister Stephen Harper is actually a conservative?
If so, check out this news report.
It says the Prime Minister slammed a Fraser Institute report, which suggested the Conservative government's recent spending binge had not really created much in the way of economic growth or jobs.
And in doing so Stephen Harper -- former president of the National Citizens Coalition -- uttered these words:
"Economic theory and history is clear, governments must … make sure [funds] are put to productive use in the economy to create jobs."
For him to say something so absurd, has got to be the final straw for anyone still harboring illusions that the Prime Minister has one conservative fibre left in his body.
I mean could you imagine Ronald Reagan or Margaret Thatcher or Mike Harris making such a statement?
But then again they were conservatives and conservatives believe only the free market can create real economic growth and real jobs.
For conservatives, the government is just an anchor to economic productivity. It's part of the problem not part of the solution.
Stephen used to believe that too. In fact, back in his NCC days, Stephen was a disciple of Hayek; today it seems he is a disciple of Jack Layton.
Anyway, I suppose we can expect the sharks in the PMO to go into full attack mode against the Fraser Institute.
Hope nobody loses their job.