Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Kom-uni-ca-shun

So, I see that his greasiness, the Right Questionable Jason Kenney, took a few minutes out from lying to Canadians about his role in writing GLBT people out of Canada's identity and decided to send his constituents a leaflet.




Let me start off by pointing out that this is the first communication of any sort that has landed in my mailbox in at least six months - if not longer ... and it has less than 200 words in it. As for informing me as a voter just what he's been doing as my MP, it's about as useful a toilet paper in a rainstorm.

However, it's more interesting to look at this flyer for what it tells us about HarperCon strategy in the coming months.

First off, the obvious talking point will be how the Conservatives are cutting taxes. Wow, isn't that brilliant - in a time when the government has run up a record deficit, the HarperCon$ think that it's a good idea to cut government revenues, and wishfully hope that economic growth will be enough to wipe out the deficit - and quietly ignoring the cost of the resultant debt the country will be carrying ... and how that might be paid down. That's about the most ludicrous fiscal stewardship plan I've ever heard of.

Ironically, the inside "question" reads "Who Is On Track To Keep Your Taxes Low?". The reality is that the HarperCon$ have put Canada on track for increased taxes as the bills come due in the next few years.

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