Federal Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, is going to drop a bombshell in Ottawa tomorrow.
You may or may not be aware but for the past few years all of the major federal parties in Canada get $1.95 per vote on an annual basis. In the last election, roughly 14 million eligible voters cast their ballots, which translated to $27 million in taxpayers' money for the parties each year. Here are the funding cuts that Flaherty is proposing:
- Conservatives: $10.0 million
- Liberals: $7.7 million
- NDP: $4.9 million
- Bloc Quebecois: $2.6 million
- Green Party: $1.8 million
- Bloc Quebecois: 86%
- Green Party: 65%
- Liberals: 63%
- NDP: 57%
- Conservatives: 37%
- The Conservatives will lose the most money by far.
- The Bloc Quebecois' funding will be decimated, but who outside of Quebec will object? Many already feel that a separatist party, whose primary mission is to destroy Canada, shouldn't be funded in the first place.
- Most people are generally sick & tired of all politicians of every stripe.
- Demanding more money from Canadians as we (and the world) are entering a recession is a fool's gambit: "Dear Mr. Taxpayer, I know that you've lost your job and that you're struggling to keep your family housed & fed but don't you dare stop paying me even a cent less!"
What's exceedingly delightful is to read the fever-pitched whining of the Radical Left at the CBC News site. The top rated comment asserts that this is simply Harper's latest move at creating a dictatorship. ROFL
It made me wonder how a psychologist would evaluate a person who constantly exaggerates everything to the extreme? I'm guessing that the term "Delusional Paranoia" might be used. Or equivalently "radical liberal" would suffice!