Paul Martin speaks for Justin Trudeau
I suppose it was predictable. The Liberal Party of Canada’s desperation to return to power is so great, they had to bring out former Prime Minister Paul Martin to rattle the cages. How does he do that? By actually saying the Conservative economic plan is a disgrace. Here is the link to Brian Lilley’s response on this topic.
So, Martin suggests the Action Plan was a disgrace? You want to know what is a disgrace? The Liberal Government — back in the 1990a when Martin was Finance Minister — balanced the federal budget on the backs of the provinces. And, as the NDP posted on their website in September 2014, took $50 billion from the EI fund.
What is also disgraceful is the fact this man and his supporters forced out former Liberal PM Jean Chretien. I may not have liked Chretien but I did vote for him during the time the Conservatives were in the wilderness.
For the most part, however, what Martin’s rant exposes is the lack of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s knowledge base and credibility. Can Mr. Trudeau not respond to the economic situation on his own? Is he that clueless on the topic that he has to bring out a former PM and Finance Minister, the one who actually lost to the Conservatives in January of 2006?
Seems the answer is yes.
But, of course, if the Conservatives were not going to balance the budget in their soon-to-be-presented report on April 21st, 2015, they would be hammered on that, rather than not spending enough (shades of the coalition threat in 2008/09 when the Liberals and NDP demanded a stimulus package.)
Latest Liberal Ad is full of lies
Yes, I said lies. Not exaggerations but outright lies. Justin Trudeau says in the new Liberal ad that the Conservative government has reduced Old Age Security and is out to hurt seniors. Sorry Mr. Trudeau, but the opposite is true. I have been receiving the OAS for most of the time the Conservatives have been in power and I have only ever experienced small increases — not once a reduction. Plus, there is that little matter of pension income splitting for senior couples benefiting us hugely because, usually, one pension is higher than the other.
Check out the Rebel Media video response by Marissa Semkiw. It is extremely thorough and puts the truth to Mr. Trudeau’s lies.
The liberal media demonizing Mr. Harper
Lastly, there are the Canadian liberal journalists who are trying to demonize Mr. Harper for any number of reasons. Interesting that a long-time friend of mine, who is a diehard Liberal, mentioned to me the other day that the Liberal Party of Canada was “trying too hard” to demonize Mr. Harper, that it was beginning to look like desperation.
Expect also a media overload of Mike Duffy in the days ahead. In my opinion, however, no matter what Mr. Duffy and his lawyer may suggest, only Duffy himself and his staff are the ones who submitted his expense forms. With regard to Nigel Wright, only liberals/Liberals would consider it bribery or wrong to give money back to taxpayers.
The crux of the matter
The crux of the matter is that outright lies and exaggerations are not going to get the Liberals re-elected as the governing party. Without a vision, people perish, something the federal Liberals should remember. All Conservatives have to do is ask people if they are better off now than nine years ago. Most would say “yes” because, for one thing, we pay fewer taxes (although in Ontario, the Liberal Government has taken back most of what we saved in federal taxes).
Something to think about when Canadians vote on October 19th, 2015.
In the meantime, I will leave this post up so that conservatives can complain about anything they want. The comment feature will be on partial moderation, so that if you have one comment approved, the second comment will publish immediately — unless you are on my moderation list.