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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Iffy blaming Harper for Global Economic Downturn?

Talk about fear-mongering desperation... Ignatieff is trying to tell Canadians that Harper is somehow to blame for the impact of the Global Economic Downturn. That's right... "Lost your job? Blame Harper!" Or, "Didn't get a raise? Blame Harper!" Or, "Your dog died? BLAME HARPER!"

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  • At Wed. Jan. 12, 01:00:00 p.m. EST, Blogger wilson said…

    Iffy wants Canadians to pretend the worst economic meltdown since the Great Depression was imaginary,
    like the coalition boogeyman.

    And yet, thru it all,
    tax freedom day is earlier than 5 years ago,
    Canadians are more patriotic than we were 5 years ago,
    and yes, the Canadian economy is in better shape than 5 years ago, relative to other countries.

  • At Wed. Jan. 12, 01:03:00 p.m. EST, Blogger CanadianSense said…

    He ignores the positive performance in 2006-2007 to include the Global meltdown from 2008-2009.

    Liberals dealt with the Tech meltdown in 2000 by raising EI rates illegally, making it tougher to qualify and reducing payments to provinces in Health, Education and Social Services.

    I have said this many times the Liberals are a scary bunch.

  • At Wed. Jan. 12, 03:05:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Joanne (BLY) said…

    Is Canada better off? Yes! Better off than we would have been with the alternative, that's for sure!

  • At Wed. Jan. 12, 03:32:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This is silly.

    Harper has given us plenty in the last five years.

    Let's see, open government? Um, not quite. Dead last, in fact.

    Ok, how about those prisons where we can hide all the unreported criminals? That will come in handy.

    Don't forget how well we showed up on the world stage, with riots in Toronto this summer, and the humiliation of a UN defeat.

  • At Wed. Jan. 12, 03:38:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous potato said…

    I think the real question is, "are we better off than we would have been with a Liberal government". Clearly the answer is yes, because under the Liberals we would have had carbon taxes and we'd be shovelling billions of our dollars overseas as principle contributors to the Kyoto wealth redistribution "social justice" tyranny.

  • At Wed. Jan. 12, 04:04:00 p.m. EST, Blogger maryT said…

    Why is iggy not mentioning that PMSH warned of a downturn in a year end interview, and the coalition partners called him a liar for saying it. Now they try to say he was unprepared. Seems the PM had taken actions pre downturn to avoid the worst of it. I think the coalition voted against all those things.

  • At Wed. Jan. 12, 05:35:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    yawn...Sorry but Harpo and his minions have been playing the blame game for years. Let's see...Lost a UN security council seat, blame Ignatieff. Highest budget deficit in history, blame Ignatieff and the Libs--they made us...not to mention the whining about a so called left-wing biased media (lol). Time for this government to be what it said it would, but has desperately tried to avoid at every turn---ACCOUNTABLE---Own up to your decisions.

  • At Thu. Jan. 13, 04:46:00 a.m. EST, Anonymous Konrad said…

    The Conservative government originally got the stimulus planning right--sprinkle a little around for optics, whilst not spending so much that a deficit is incurred to ostensibly alleviate a recession our economy had little impact on creating, and cannot independently solve. Then Iggy rode to the rescue, causing us to spend billions on projects that--as has been vigorously attested--have yet to create the economic gains that were projected.

    Of course, Harper could've been smarter, too, and borrowed a page from the Roosevelt playbook by financing direct employment (taking the NRA in the thirties as an example) rather than the overly bureaucratic projects stimulus funding was ultimately channeled into. In a recent editorial, Conrad Black suggested engaging with other nations to form a joint protectorate over Haiti, or the government becoming involved in the automobile industry. Either of these--and, if not, tax rebates for low-income earners--would have been a more productive use of tax dollars than the stimulus turned out to be.


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