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November 8, 2011

So much for democracy in the New Democratic Party!

New Democratic Party Interim Leader Nycole Turmel

The New Democratic Party’s Interim Leader Nycole Turmel needs to pick up a dictionary and learn some basic facts, such as the definition of “democratic”.

Taking great offense at two MPs who voted the will of their constituents and supported the government’s bill to kill the long gun registry, Dictator Tumel sanctioned Thunder Bay-Superior North MP Bruce Hyer and Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP John Rafferty.

DEMOCRATIC: 1. of, relating to, or favouring democracy

DEMOCRACY: 1 a : government by the people; especially : rule of the majority b : a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections

Acting more like former Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff than Jack Layton, Nycole Turmel demands blind obedience to her will, raising once again the question of whether a Member of Parliament is the people’s representative to Ottawa, or Ottawa’s representative to the people.

Clearly Turmel believes it is the latter.  MPs are her personal play-things, to be done with as she pleases and who will be punished if they disobey her every whim.

She stripped Hyer and Rafferty of their ability to make statements or ask in the House of Commons.  I had no idea that a dictator-wannabe like Turmel could prevent an MP from doing their job, but apparently she can.

Nobody seems to be challenging her on this point, that much is certain.

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June 13, 2011

Colorado Legislators to Voters: It’s not a tax, it’s a fee!”

Governments across North America are finding that their meal tickets are less and less willing to pay for bloated and wasteful governments.

Here in Canada, the Jack Layton and his New Democratic Party can’t comprehend why we mere peasants are tired of footing the tab for every expensive and stupid idea politicians come up with.

He defends his trough feeding while the Canadian public is sickened by the $1.1 million tab we taxpayers are forced to pony up every year just to pay for his and his wife’s expense accounts!

According to Jack Layton, it’s his Divine Right to feed at the trough we’re all forced to pay for.  He couldn’t be more wrong.

South of the border they’ve got their own trough-feeding swine to cope with.  Colorado, for example, passed a law in 1992 (the Taxpayer Bill Of Rights or TABOR amendment to the Colorado State Constitution) that says any tax increase MUST be approved by the voters.

Naturally, Colorado lawmakers bridle at the thought that mere voters would dare rein them in like this.

The solution for politicians is always more spending, isn’t it?  It’s never balancing the books, like your family and mine must do or be forced into bankruptcy.  No, the solution is always to spend more money.  Money that doesn’t belong to them.

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May 13, 2011

Will Harper End Taxpayer Subsidies for political parties?

In the wake of the utter destruction of the Bloc Quebecois and the Liberal Party of Canada the cries for saving the taxpayer subsidies to these failed political parties is already getting some backing.

None other than the stalwart defender of liberty, Jean Chrétien,  has gone on the CBC begging for Harper to keep the political party trough-feeding that Chretien’s Liberal party introduced.

That Chrétien has crawled out of the woodwork to defend the policy says alot.  He is the politician who passed the legislation in 2003, claiming that it would be “revenue neutral” to taxpayers.

That phrase, revenue neutral, should be a loud warning siren to those of us stuck paying for failed government programs.   (more…)

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May 7, 2011

Feeding at the government trough… MP’s win the lottery

There’s something to be said for the ability to vote yourself raises, knowing that nobody can stop you.  Such is the sense of entitlement of the elected ones, or the “entitled class” as I like to call them, at both the provincial and federal levels of our government.

Here in BC the entitled class voted themselves a healthy pay raise at the same time they were demanding government workers to take pay cuts, and while much of the province was losing their jobs in the forest industry.

Needless to say there was a huge public outcry and the entitled class relented… deciding it was better to suffer with their healthy paychecks than the wrath of voters.

With the passing of another federal election there is a fresh new crop of political retirees that we are now forced to pay for.  And if that wasn’t bad enough, there is also the fresh new crop of trough-feeders heading for  Ottawa, and they’re laughing all the way to the bank.

And why not?  They’ve just one the lottery of a lifetime.  (more…)

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May 1, 2011

If Layton’s and Ignatieff’s Current Spending Habits are anything to go by…

If Layton’s current spending habits are anything to go by… then an NDP-led coalition government with the Liberals will lead us down the road of financial ruin.

That’s a pretty strong statement, but I stand by it for this reason:  Government records of MP spending shows that Jack Layton tops spending by all MPs in the House of Commons. The thing is, he’s not spending his money, he’s spending yours.

Government records show that Jack Layton spent $628,913.68 for the fiscal year 2009-2010.  Layton, of course, was quick to defend his face down in the public trough by saying that other party leaders had other budgets to draw from that he did not.

That’s a great excuse, but it hardly explains why his wife, Olivia Chow, had her face down in the public trough to the tune of $530,304.73 for the same reporting period.

Funnily enough, Layton was completely silent on the issue of his wife’s piggish spending of public funds.

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April 21, 2011

Jack Layton to Kick Ignatieff’s Butt in Quebec?

The polls and news reports are filled with the notion that Jack Layton will do what Michael Ignatieff cannot… win votes in Quebec.  There’s even talk that Layton will outperform the Bloc Quebecois on their home soil!

Can you imagine that?  Quebecers being fed up with a political party whose sole aim is to break up the country?

If this is true, then Hallelujah!

But for me, the funniest thing about this entire election is the emergence, or should I say the apparent emergence of Jack Layton as an actual human being.  Ever since he entered politics, Layton has basically been nothing more than an opportunist, a man who has never met a video camera he didn’t like.

But in this election, some are saying (not me, of course) (more…)

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April 21, 2011

Michael Ignatieff’s Canadian National Defense Plan

HMCS MIKE IGNATIEFF

HMCS Michael Ignatieff set sail today from its  home port of Toronto, ON.

The ship is the first of its  kind in the Navy and is a standing legacy to Michael Ignatieff  ‘for his foresight in military budget cuts’.

The ship is  constructed nearly entirely from recycled aluminum and  is completely solar powered with a top speed of 5  knots.  It boasts an arsenal comprised of  one (unarmed) F18 Hornet  aircraft which, although it cannot be launched from the 100 foot flight deck, is still a menacing  presence.

Naturally, no firearms are allowed on board.

This crew, just like the  crew aboard the HMCS Jean Chretien, is specially trained  to avoid conflicts and appease any and all enemies of  Canada at any cost.

An onboard Type One Universal Translator can send out messages  of apology in any language to anyone who may find Canada offensive.  The number of apologies are  limitless and though some may seem hollow and  disingenuous, the Navy advises that all apologies will sound sincere.

In times of  conflict… the Michael Ignatieff has orders to seek refuge in the USA.

 

HMCS JACK LAYTON

Details  are   vague.

But don’t worry… he has a plan!

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April 15, 2011

The iPod Tax and the Coalition of Ignatieff, Layton and Duceppe

A $75 tax on anything with a hard drive?  Sounds ludicrous, doesn’t it.  But so did a tax on blank CDRoms back in 1997, and that came true faster than you can say “Liberal-New Democrat-Bloc Coalition“. I’ll get to Charlie Angus and his proposed iPod Tax in a minute.

Most people don’t realize any more that the cost of every single blank cdrom (rewritable or not) sold in Canada comes with a government-mandated tax of $0.29.  That’s right… 29 cents per blank disk.   It was brought in to supposedly help the failing music industry, if any such thing actually existed.

It’s the classic “guilty until proven innocent” scenario.  The rationale was that because some people were downloading music illegally, everyone must be punished, regardless of whether or not you actually burned music on the blank CDs you purchased.

As a software developer, why should  my company be forced to subsidize the music industry? I shouldn’t.  Yes, there are “exemptions” that you can apply for, but you still must pay a fee to apply.  As with most things Liberal… you pay no matter what path you try to take.

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