Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Harper in 2006; Harper in 2007

Stephen Harper is proud of his government's accomplishments over the past year. It was exactly one year yesterday that Harper ended the "13 years of Liberal government". Since that, things have changed in Ottawa. While I could not defend what the Liberals were doing, I would prefer to have Liberals in power than the Conservatives. Let's now look at what the Conservative government did in the past year, according to Harper:


  • The Federal Accountability Act

  • All of the tax cuts (incl. GST)
    • Which, of course, caused the cut of several key social programs, only to give more money to the wealthy

  • Universal Child Care Benefit
    • Which, of course, is taxed, so that some people only get $200 out of it

  • Softwood Lumber Deal
    • Which of course, caused many people to lose their jobs and have to move away

  • Crackdown on street racing and money laundering
    • What really happened? What did they do?

  • The rebuilding of the military
    • Which, of course, caused more Canadians to be in Afghanistan longer (2 years) so that they can be killed



Now that's a record to be proud of! A record that rewards the rich and punishes the poor. But maybe they will do something good in 2007. Let's now look at what they have in mind:

  • Senate Reform

  • Fighting Crime
    • Resonable enough, but of course it depends on the tactics used. There has to be some form of crime prevention involved

  • Economic Growth

  • Tax Cuts
    • Horay! Less social programs! Less healthcare (or private)

  • A Strong Voice on the world stage
    • … like Mr. Bush did with his two wars in one presidency.



Thankfully for Canada, the support for Conservatives is going down. Hopefully, before anymore wild things happen (and if they are low enough in the polls), an election will occur this year.

2 comments:

BobbyJoe said...

Well, when the gov falls, they can show their record to canadians. but canuks like tax cuts, and when politicians use phrases like "Fighting crime". but someday things will change for the NDP.

BobbyJoe said...

Well, when the gov falls, they can show their record to canadians. but canuks like tax cuts, and when politicians use phrases like "Fighting crime". but someday things will change for the NDP.