To: Boyd Erman firstname.lastname@example.org
Cc: Brent Fullard email@example.com
Saying that Jim Flaherty is a "principled finance minister" because he is "willing to live with unpopular positions he believes in" is wrong on so many levels that it's hard to know where to start. It's like saying bank robbers should be forgiven because they needed the money.
Flaherty conspired with Harper to promote his lie about tax leakage as a reason to double tax income trusts and somehow that makes him "principled"? He has just run the largest deficit in Canadian history on the back of saying that "mistakes will be made" in spending this money. This is "principled"? He has pork barreled his way to popularity in his own riding, spending millions of Federal taxpayer's dollars on projects solely for the benefit of people in his riding. This is principled? He has unquestioningly followed Harper's direction in introducing some of the worst economic policy, such as cuts in GST, that will result in future income tax increases and take us back the financial instability we had 20 years ago. This makes him "principled"?
Jim Flaherty has told lie after lie at his boss's direction, he has no grip on economic reality (he said last fall that we would have no recession in Canada when in fact we were already in recession!) and knows about as much about finance of any kind as a 9th grader. He is, like his boss, the epitome of hubris. Only a media sycophant could suggest that he is "principled" it just has no basis in fact whatsoever.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Posted by Fillibluster at 1:43 PM