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Friday, September 19, 2008

"All the Liberals eggs are in one basket"

I think this sums up what just happened today pretty well.

From the Toronto Star's Chantal Hébert: "Take out the controversial carbon tax and the air goes out of the entire Liberal platform."

What's that hissing sound I hear?
Dion election platform built on carbon
Jun 20, 2008 04:30 AM
Chantal Hébert
National Affairs Writer

OTTAWA – With the Green Shift plan, Stéphane Dion and his party have crossed the Rubicon. As of now, there will be no turning back from a carbon tax scheme. Should it come to that, the Liberal campaign ship will sink with its captain.

Far more than a climate change strategy, the plan unveiled yesterday is really a gutsy, but risky substitute for the old Liberal Red Books. For better or for worse, it is the platform that the party will take into the next campaign.

While other promises will come to the fore between now and the election, Dion's main commitments, including his ambitious anti-poverty agenda, have already been rolled into yesterday's announcement.

The decision to put all the Liberal eggs into the Green Shift basket was largely inspired by necessity. The only way to overcome the negative optics of placing a new tax at the core of an election platform was to make the attendant tax relief significant. That was achieved by placing multi-billion-dollar tax cuts in the Liberal window.

Those cuts serve another, larger purpose. Under the guise of a revenue-neutral proposal, the Liberals have found a scheme to finance their priorities at a time of declining federal surpluses, by promising to shift not only the environmental balance but also significant amounts of tax money to lower-income Canadians and families.

Take out the controversial carbon tax and the air goes out of the entire Liberal platform.

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  • At Sat Sep 20, 12:24:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I guess the Nutty Professor could raise some of the required money to fund his socialist utopia by following the lead of the NDP and rescinding the tax cuts to businesses. However, he might have a hard time explaining that to the industrial employees, especially in Ontario, who lose their jobs to Mexico
    He could go after the windfall that Alberta and Saskatchewan get from resource royalties. However, any new son-of-NEP would finally drive these provinces to separation. This may suit me fine, but I don't think it would do much for the rest of Canada and his buddy, Danny Willaims, hasn't started to reap the offshore oil benefits as yet.
    That leaves only the middle class taxpayers to carry the freight for correcting the social imbalance that the Liberals want to correct. All you soccer moms that think Stephie is such a great guy had better start saving you're gonna need them.

  • At Sat Sep 20, 12:47:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Hoarfrost said…

    Thank You for reminding me of that platform proposal that dates back to June. We need to make sure that, that egg basket of Dion's keeps producing cracked eggs. They keep trying to attach their broken eggs to the Conservatives and so far their putrifaction ain't sticking to us.

  • At Sat Sep 20, 01:19:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The hissing sound is GErry Ritz being a callous jerk. If you were truly Christian you would pray for the dead and familieis that Ritz aggrieved.

  • At Sat Sep 20, 08:46:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Anonymous, I guess you're assuming that I haven't already?

    Sorry, my life is just to big to post every single little detail.

  • At Sat Sep 20, 09:42:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Joanne (True Blue) said…

    I think maybe you turned off comments in your latest post.

    In any case, I just wanted to say that I find that ad absolutely appalling.

    I wonder how those families feel, being used for political fodder?

  • At Sat Sep 20, 10:18:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Jim said…

    Why even allow 'anonymous' people to post? If they don't have enough guts to have some sort of consistent online identity, then don't give them a say.

  • At Sat Sep 20, 11:28:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    No worries Test12... their "anonymity" is really just an illusion. ;-)

  • At Sat Sep 20, 01:55:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said… I learned the hard way

    Mike Wisniewski


    My name is MIKE WISNIEWSKI

    No illusions here

  • At Sat Sep 20, 01:58:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Joanne (True Blue) said…

    Did you turn off comments on the next post on purpose?

  • At Sat Sep 20, 03:22:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Yes I did Joanne... too busy to babysit the blog today. ;-) (since I figured that post would generate some traffic)

  • At Sun Sep 21, 07:53:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Joanne (True Blue) said…

    Ah, I don't blame you.


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