Friday, April 29, 2011

Boss Ford, Bob Rae and Harper endorsement

"Ontarions remember Bob Rae and don't want to go back to those days."
The days we don't want to go back to are the days of Mike Harris and the Lack of Common Sense Reactionaries. How did the Toronto Sun turn the McGuinty Liberals into Lieberals ? Because the Provincial Liberals made a number of promises they couldn't keep after they won the election. Why couldn't they keep them ? Because Finance Minister Jim Flaherty lied to the legislature about the state of the province's books before the election. Turns out he had hidden 5.6 billion in debt from the provincial parliament. Did Flaherty wear the disgrace of that contempt ? No, because the right wing media turned the story into that of 'Lieberals.' Does anyone remember Flaherty's dishonesty ? Not many, does anyone remember Lieberals, most people.
Also according to Boss Ford. The other parties "are going to cost the taxpayers a fortune," Ford said. "It's just tax, tax, tax and spend, spend, spend."
Spend Spend Spend ?
Mr Harper who refuses to explain the costs of anything to parliament ? A right that is the foundation of parliamentary power: back from the days when the House of Commons demanded the right to know why the king wanted to spend money. King Harper refuses, and calls attempts to force him to reveal his costs intrusions in cabinet secrecy.
Then there's Mr Flaherty redux, a man who has been wrong about every financial statement he's made, even while Kevin Page has been right about every statement he's produced based on the same books.
Sorry Boss Ford, your little neo-corporatist faux populist thuggery doesn't fly where intelligent people live.

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