Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Corporate Welfare a la PMSH

The Harper government is almost bad comedy when it comes to anything even remotely resembling economics - especially when you consider that Harper himself is supposedly an economist.

For a man who has railed about the supremacy of the free market, and against government intervention in the economy in years past, the announcement today of a multi-million dollar corporate welfare payment to Ford smacks of both hypocrisy and vote buying.

I'm sure over the next few weeks we'll hear more money thrown at Ontario voters in an effort to buy their votes, all the while this will be done against a backdrop of an economy that is slowing significantly and a government which ran a deficit in the first quarter this year while increasing military spending to support Steve's Excellent Adventure in Afghanistan.

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