Harper just announced a $100M ‘fund’ for assisting manufacturing in Ontario. How insane is that? Here is the Prime Minister of the country telling everyone that he (and only he) has a handle on the economy and is the best leader for the economy and the country and yet he ‘bombs’ the election with a $100 million pledge to ‘support’ the manufacturing sector in Ontario. So, does that mean the plan is NOT working, Steve?
Or does that mean there never really was a plan? Just ‘wingin’ it, are we?
Or is that pledge just another bald-faced lie? Maybe what he really means is that over the next seven years, his government, if re-elected, will set aside up to and including the sum of $100M for the manufacturing sector but, like all his promises, it will NOT actually be spent. Budgeted for? Yes. Spent? No.
They need to keep it to post false surpluses, silly.
Imagine that you are a worker in a union and contemplating voting to go out on strike for better wages. Just before the union calls the vote, the corporate owner gets up and says, “Look, don’t go out on strike and I will seriously contemplate adding what I can to the wage level. Someday. Maybe.”
Most members would laugh at such audacity. BUT NOW IMAGINE that the owner had said that very thing several times before and never delivered…? What do you suppose the response might be? Should be?
And NOW imagine that the owner follows that up with, “Despite our books being balanced and in the black, we are forced to give the richer shareholders bigger dividends and cut back on your benefits. Sorry about that. Life is tough. In fact, it is so tough that we have to put our pollution in your air and charge you more for water. So, suck it up, guys. Do your part and vote for me.”
I may be over simplifying this but tell me I am wrong………………go ahead…………..make my day.