Friday, October 29, 2010

The gravy train is alive and well in big spender Stephen Harper's PMO

The annual cost of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office has ballooned to nearly $10 million, a jump of 30 per cent since 2008. Clearly, Harper is a hypocrite when it comes to Canadian tax dollars.

Two years ago, on the eve of the recession, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said: "We cannot ask Canadians to tighten their belts during tougher times without looking in the mirror."

Clearly, he and Harper are full of CRAP on this issue.

I hope Michael Ignatieff and the Grits play this issue for all its worth, reminding Canadians that Harper is the worst manager of the public purse we have ever seen. Harper is spending more than any government in history. We are throwing away billions on G20 summits, high-priced, sole-sourced military equipment and expensive communications lackeys surrounding the Prime Minister.

For those who think Rob Ford's win in Toronto is good news for big spender Stephen Harper, think


Anonymous said...

What's this?

Libs stealing Rob Ford's schtick about the Gravy Train?

Anonymous said...

Harper may be an absolute hypocrite when it comes to the public purse as you have pointed out, but if the Liberal Party and the rest of the opposition was so concerned about the Conservatives' financial incompetance then why are they letting them govern?

The Conservatives are a MINORITY in Parliament.If the Liberals truly cared about financial responsibility, they should threaten to defeat the Cons in a motion of confidence. But instead, they are complicent for Harper to spend like a drunken sailor if it bolsters their case for when they do want an election. And you've bought it hook, line, and sinker.

Matt Guerin said...

Canadians don't yet want a federal election. That may change next year. Should the Libs defeat the government every six months, D.I.D.?

Anonymous said...

yeah this con-bot talking point BS that the Opp. should either shut up or call an election on anything is pretty tiresome, particularly when its clear the results will be the same so it'll just paralyze the gov't, prolong the recession, & waste a lot of money, for nothing. But should we apply their 'reasoning' to company audits, eg: with the Board demanding of the shareholders: unless you fire us or sell the company if you find anything wrong, don't dare audit us or ask us to reform any behaviour!