Tuesday, June 07, 2011

I Liked The Budget The First Time Around!

I still like it the second time around. The opposition must hate seeing it again and not be able to do anything to stop it from passing. That is the power that the Canadian people (except for little page girl) gave the Conservative government. The fact that they only made minor changes should make doubters rest easier about the "hidden" agenda.

Because the opposition and their supporters are going to feel helpless for 4 years, I agree with this article:

Well, at least nobody called for another Arab Spring. Parliament remained a bastion of decorum on Monday as Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented the federal government’s rerun of its 2011 budget without interruption or surprises. Mercifully, ex-page Brigette DePape’s protest didn’t inspire copy-cat performances by any of her former colleagues in the House of Commons, or further absurd comparisons with Egypt or Syria. Heck, even Question Period was relatively tame compared to what Canadians endured before the writ dropped in March.

 The non-thinking left will have to protest to show hard working Canadians how wrong we were to give the Conservatives a majority, and it started the day of the election and will not end for 4 years. As funding gets cut for all those Liberal/NDP special interest groups, expect the yelling to increase in volume, because only the left protests.

If the government is going to review all programs based on results, the political lefty groups are going to be hit hard, and as they will be out of jobs, they will have nothing better to do than protest. This should work as well as the postal strike is going, which is badly.

There is nothing in the budget that the Conservatives didn't campaign on, so why are the opposition so "shocked"? Are they really that stupid, or do they think Canadian voters are stupid? Given the Quebec results last election, it's hard to tell.


Kevin said...

A typical liberal budget with a very vague promise to review government spending. The same promise that every government in Canada with a spending problem has made since I can remember yet no government programs seem to ever disappear.

No wonder the liberals have lost all support.

GRM said...

Got to agree with Kevin. A regurgitated Liberal budget originally drafted to appease the Opposition and remain in power. Not what Conservatives want to see from a Conservative majority. Disappointing, to say the least.

West Coast Teddi said...

A number of "red meat" issues have been addressed in both the Speach from the Throne and in the Budget, like long gun registry, voter subsidy etc. "We" needed to get this session up and running so that parliment can get some business done before the summer break. Look for the bigger issues to come in a fall update when Harper has more time.

I do agree that so far the CPC has been acting like LibLites and can you blame them given the past 5 years of minorities. Watch for fireworks at this weeks party convention!

Leeky Sweek said...

There was some chatter about doubling the contribution limit to the TFSA. I hope that comes to fruition.

I wish the CBC had been hacked.