Weekly Highlights from our Conservative Overlords

Weekly Highlights from our Conservative Overlords

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Budget - Week 48 - Mar 26-Apr2

Suddenly it all makes sense.  In the international version of an elementary school playground, Peter McKay claims that we won't be allowed to participate in wars if we aren't flying the same airplanes as the rest of our allies.  I remember saying the same thing to my mom about a pair of Nike high tops.  Look at him down there...all serious about needing his new fighter jets.
As well, the Globe finally catches on and publishes an article pointing out that these might not be the right planes for Canada...unless we really are intent on fighting a war against China.

So.  On to the Budget.  First up, we're going to create jobs by cutting jobs.  19,200 jobs, to be precise.  It is unclear on how this is going to help employment numbers.

Also in the budget, threats against charities that "engage in political activities".  Why can't these charities be like all of the good Conservative charities and only speak out against non-political things?  Like abortion and gay marriage.

The war on information continues as well, as many of the systems created to provide information to help the government govern are facing cuts.  Who needs statistics when you have the word of god to tell you what is right?

Other things contained in the budget:  the retirement age is raised to 67 and the environmental review process will be bludgeoned.  As a young Canadian, I must say that I wholeheartedly approve of these measures to make things better for the next generation.  Working longer in a hotter and more industrialized nation sounds like a small slice of heaven.

The Conservatives are starting to change their tune on robo-calls.  Now, as Elections Canada ratchets up its investigation, the Conservatives are talking about the minimal impact they must have had.

I can just see the rest of the MP's huddling in the back of the classroom, snickering at Vic Toews and his warning that Anonymous is a "threat to us all."  Not when nobody else plans on taking on the Internet, Vic.  I kind of almost agree with him though, but I think Vic needs to put things in perspective.  The Internet learning about Vics shady divorce isn't exactly bad enough to serve as a call to arms.

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