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December 31, 2009

PM Stephen Harper wastes taxpayer’s money again and again.

 

 Liberal Party radio and print ads say Prime Minister Stephen Harper has “something to hide” and that’s why he decided to shut down Parliament.  Harper government draws fire for suspending Parliament  and how many times have I rightfully said that the Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s managerial skills are one step forward and two steps backwards, and I can always count on him to shoot himself and his party in the foot.  PM Stephen  Harper has to shut down Parliament costing us taxpayers their salary while they are on vacation because he says he needs to think about what to do next, clearly his leadership is  unsatisfactory. Some of the Conservative MPs have given different reasons than “resetting the agenda” – from needing a majority to senate to needing the time off to spend at the Olympics. Their Boss the PM keeps them in the dark too cause he does not trust them now as well to do the right thing so he also gives them time off from work. Everyone needs to go to work tomorrow and tell their boss that they need 2 months vacation time to set your own work schedule for the next year…. and there would be no wonder as to what your boss would say.. he would give you the pink slip.. fire you. FIRE  HARPER  RIGHTFULLY NOW TOO.

 

Vent outrage at your local MP Toronto Star –  People are asking what they can do to counter Stephen Harper’s decision to suspend Parliament. … Demand instead that he or she vote against the government when Parliament resumes in March and bring Harper down.

Linda Harris is unimpressed with Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s move to prorogue Parliament. Harris is one of 64,000 individuals who have joined a group on the Internet social networking site Facebook protesting the move and urging MPs to return to work as scheduled.The page, entitled Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament, started Dec. 30 and has gained nation-wide attention with thousands joining each day. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=260348091419

Proroguing is for children (and Stephen Harper) Globe and Mail We elect these men and women to travel to Ottawa and represent us in the House of Commons. Our Parliament has been suspended for no other reason than the Prime Minister simply can’t be bothered with the relentless checks and balances that democracy affords us. He doesn’t want to have to stand in the House of Commons and hear anyone question him on any subject. The problem is, he is the one who appointed cabinet and like it or not, they are supposed to be accountable. A minister’s job is not to hide in his or her riding; it is to be accountable in Ottawa – or at least that was the promise.   This Prime Minister has gone from the promise of an open, accessible and accountable government to a government that is simply closed.
 

‘They’re not fooling anyone’ Globe and Mail –  If it had been just another Wednesday afternoon, Stephen Harper’s decision to prorogue Parliament until the beginning of March would … Le Devoir, Manon Cornellier agreed that although “Mr. Harper has not broken any rules, [….] he nevertheless has shown a disregard for our democratic institutions.” Ms. Cornellier called Mr. Harper’s decision to shut down Parliament an attempt to avoid having to submit to the “constraints of democracy.” She accused the Prime Minister of trying to avoid “such disagreeable tasks as being accountable and transparent, and respecting the will of the majority of parliament.” Ms. Cornellier went on to contend that, if Canadians read an article about the leader of another country behaving in a similar manner, “we would conclude that the country was an autocratic state or a banana republic.”

 

Opposition parties object to postponement of Parliament for 2 months The Gazette (Montreal) Prime Minister Stephen Harper has decided to shut down Parliament for two months, a move swiftly condemned by opposition parties as a way to halt investigations into the torture of Afghan detainees. Bloc Quebecois house leader Michel Guimond said Harper had no legitimate reason to suspend Parliament and the decision constitutes an affront to democracy.

 

 Readers upset with Harper government’s decision to prorogue Parliament Daily Gleaner With Harper proroguing the government for two years in a row, there is little doubt the Canadian taxpayer has paid a whole year of salaries and incidental costs for a Canadian government and a Canadian Senate which has essentially accomplished nothing.Or maybe better said, anything which was accomplished was just wiped out by Stephen Harper with the closing of government.

National Post – Toronto Sun
 
 Eroding democracy Hamilton Spectator – There is no doubt the Stephen Harper government’s strategic move to prorogue Parliament until after the Olympics is nothing short of self-serving. It is not about what is good for Canada, for democracy, or even for the Olympics. It is only about what Harper has decided is good for his federal Tories. Even sober second thought cannot cast a positive light on his decision to interfere with democracy
 
“Parliament shutdown wasteful, undemocratic   January 3, 2010   I urge all MPs to return to work on the scheduled date of Jan. 25. If the doors are locked, march right down to Rideau Hall and demand access to Parliament. This is our house. The Harper Conservatives are in defiance of the law. They seek to shut down Parliament to suppress information needed by the parliamentary committee to get to the truth behind the torture of Afghan citizens. They accuse anyone who seeks this information of failure to support the troops. No one has accused the troops of anything. Accused are Stephen Harper, Peter MacKay and other political figures. All of the work currently pending in Parliament will be lost. That means we just paid top dollar for the “best and brightest” to accomplish nothing — all so Harper can attend the Olympics and no one can ask questions about the degradation of our democracy, the continued concentration of power in the Prime Minister’s Office, the corruption of the RCMP and the throttling of freedom of information. Kim Poirier Victoria” http://www.timescolonist.com/sports/Parliament+shutdown+wasteful+undemocratic/2401221/story.html

“It’s almost despotic,” Tories trying to ‘shut down democracy,’ “Three times in three years and twice within one year, the prime minister takes this extraordinary step to muzzle Parliament. This time it’s a cover-up of what the Conservatives knew, and when they knew it, about torture in Afghanistan. So their solution is not to answer the questions but, rather, to padlock Parliament and shut down democracy.” Liberal MP Goodale says.. What a bunch of manipulative cowards.  Proroguing parliament until March? Unbelievable and certainly not in the interest of the country. But since when did this government do anything in the interest of the country? They only look out for themselves and their friends in high places (i.e. big business). Harper He is over due for a permanent Vacation.  He makes the mere mention of the word Democracy sound dirty. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/12/30/parliament-prorogation-harper.html

 

 

For the second time in 12 months, Stephen Harper is successfully brushing aside an inconvenient, embarrassing opposition  Parliament. Last year it was suspended to save his government from the almost certain coalition defeat. Now it’s to provide paid view of  the winter games, the  Vancouver Olympics but more  basically   to obstruct the further parliamentary probing of the very politically damaging Afghanistan prisoner abuse. The Prime Minister won’t be facing those very  awkward questions anytime soon.

Harper simply telephoned his own puppet, the person he hired, the pretentious Governor-General Michaëlle Jean with his next granted prorogue request and so our  Parliament will be closed for much of 2010’s first quarter, proving that Harper’s  own standards of parliamentary  accountability and democracy are a big, unacceptable sham too……

Canada’s minority government Prime Minister Stephen Harper is too happy to play games with the taxpayer’s money and Parliament, for while he now shuts down the opposition for a few months again, note this they all still do get paid, for restaurants, their travelling, their too  often phony expenses..

and imagine that  free  all paid vacations 5 months  happening next  in the private sector too? Never you say? Why do you all allow it in Ottawa then?

Grassroots fury greets shuttered Parliament Toronto Star -OTTAWA–Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s decision to shut down Parliament for the next two months is facing a growing public uprising, which is building on social networks across Canada and is set to spill over in dozens of protest rallies this month.

20000 join anti-prorogation Facebook group CBC.ca

Prorogation won’t halt bill to scrap gun registry CTV.ca

Globe and Mail – The Barrie Examiner – The Gateway Online – Cape Breton Post

Prorogue ‘slap in the face’: Rudd Belleville Intelligencer – The Liberal candidate running in Quinte West in the next federal election has slammed a move by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to prorogue Parliament until March.

NDP slams Parliament suspension Peterborough Examiner

Harper’s way a ‘dark way’ Orillia Packet & Times

Edmonton Sun – Toronto Star – The Canadian Press – Sault Star
 

Harper prorogues Parliament, Canadians sigh  Examiner.com –  Amidst crumpled wrapping paper, Christmas pudding and stocking stuffers, Prime Minister Stephen Harper pulled his very own Christmas cracker on Canadians …

 

‘Should the PM have the Power of Kings?’ – MP Hyer  Net Newsledger  In what is becoming an annual tradition, Stephen Harper has chosen to unilaterally prorogue (suspend) Parliament until March. …

 

This prime minister is thoroughly partisan  The Kingston Whig-Standard –  Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s unprecedented action in proroguing Parliament for the second time in a year means that some 35 pieces of pending legislation …

 

Used, abused and confused: jargon ’09  Edmonton Sun  “Prorogue” was forced into Canadians’ consciousness 12 months ago, when Prime Minister Stephen Harper had to force Parliament to take a time out for having …

 

Critics say anger is growing over PM’s ‘imperial’ style Toronto Star –  Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s decision to once again suspend Parliament is being regarded by critics as a self-serving attempt to sidestep opposition …

 

Travers: Stephen Harper’s dark democracy creates dangerous legacy  Toronto Star –  Stephen Harper understood that in opposition. As a Reformer he preached the gospel of parliamentary primacy. As a Conservative leader using memories of …

 

Harper undermining democracy at home Victoria Times Colonist We Canadians have spent billions bringing democracy to Afghanistan. When we asked our elected representatives to make inquiries as to exactly what was going on in Afghanistan, Stephen Harper closed Parliament. What sort of democracy is this? Harper was so contemptuous of Parliament that he stopped his MPs from even attending the committee struck to enquire about the treatment of Afghan citizens after Canadian troops handed them over to Afghan authorities. Now he has closed Parliament to stop the truth emerging. This is our country, not his private club.

 

Only you can stop the political plunge Victoria Times Colonist –  Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s decision to shut down Parliament for his own partisan convenience — no more nasty questions about Afghan detainees, no more challenges from a “Liberal-dominated Senate” — is shocking, but hardly surprising. It is an expression of this prime minister’s contempt not just for Parliament, but for government. So much for those urgent Tory crime measures that will die on the order paper; so much for an adult debate on the deficit, or pension reform or Afghanistan after 2011.

 

Will public stand for parliamentary holiday? Burnaby Now –  There’s already a perception that work in Ottawa happens at a snail’s pace, and, after last year’s prorogation to avoid a non-confidence vote, it’s looking more and more like Harper makes decisions about Parliament based on what works best for him, not for Canada. Slipping this decision in over the holiday – when many Canadians are too busy travelling or celebrating to pay much attention to the news – may have avoided some public consternation over the delay. But as the rest of the country gets back to business, the question is now being raised: Why aren’t our MPs back at work, too?

 

Suspending Parliament ‘deplorable’: Julian  Burnaby Now – “This is the fourth time he has shut down Parliament in four years. He seems to have a casual disregard for the work of Parliament, and the reality is he’s now killing 35 government bills in doing this,”

  

December 27, 2009

top Subjects read by my readers 2009

  

Actual  top Subjects read by my readers this year..  thenonconformer.wordpress.com in order..
 
1 Divorce And Remarriage In The Christian  Church 
2 CRTC’s Farcical hearings on Internet speed 
3 2009 CANADIAN Political EDITORIAL -Politicians performances
4 l care.. CANADIAN HEALTH CARE issues
5 Canada’s oil sands  – Environmental
6 Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship Church Lawsuit
7 QUEBEC the second largest PROVINCE in Canada
8 Christian and Missionary Alliance Corporation. PM Church
9 It is getting worse for the RCMP,  RCMP ALCOHOLICS
10 swine flu – influenza A (H1N1) 
11 Speeding is not the major cause of car accidents
12 Basic Contract law related to cell phones, ISP, bad Bell
13 SMOKING, ALCOHOL, BAD DRUGS, BAD FOOD
14 Skype, Magic Jack
15 Drunk driving arrests -Canada wide
16 Canadian  2009 Federal Budget- Recession  
17 Provincial Liberals no better over the Conservative
18  Stephen Harper, Conservative liars
    
The Canadian News Headlines  Selection of top stories below now differs from my own real site statistics. My statistics are more accurate over mere Canadian Press polls too. I have thousands of readers. And why DOES  THE Canadian Press survey AND THEIR SELECTION  DIFFER SO MUCH FROM MY SITE STATISTICS? THE Canadian Press survey It was, is just a personal survey OF EDITORS and not actual facts, or real statistics   still.. No wonder many people believe many of the big news media in Canada have lost credibility and they do not buy now their newspapers, or watch their TV news..  and why so many news media are facing great finiancial  losses too.
  
H1N1 flu virus voted top news story of 2009 in Canadian Press survey  was number ten on my site.  The Canadian Press  TORONTO – An influenza virus that scientists believe migrated from pigs to people before touching off a global pandemic was the runaway selection for the top Canadian news story of 2009. The H1N1 virus was chosen by 70 per cent of the newspaper editors and broadcast news directors in the annual year-end survey of newsrooms conducted by The Canadian Press.    “There isn’t a Canadian out there who isn’t affected by or interested in the virus and how it may affect their families,” said Sandy Heimlich-Hall, assistant news director at CFJC-TV in Kamloops, B.C.    “It was a coast-to-coast story that people followed with interest no matter where they lived in Canada,” agreed Lesley Sheppard, managing editor of the Moose Jaw Times-Herald, in Moose Jaw, Sask.   H1N1, also known as swine flu, was the runaway pick as the issue that made the most headlines over the last year.
 
The inquiry into the tragic death of Robert Dziekanski, who died after being Tasered by RCMP officers at Vancouver International Airport, came a distant second with just nine per cent of the vote. But it got a lot of negative emotional reaction against the RCMP and the real, negative Consequences are still going to be felt for a lifetime too

Overall Results of the annual survey of newspaper editors and broadcasters conducted by The Canadian Press to determine Canada’s top news story of the year for 2009:

– H1N1 (swine) flu: 70 per cent

– Dziekanski inquiry: 9 per cent

– Afghanistan mission: 7 per cent

– Economy bounces back: 6 per cent

– Corruption in Montreal: 3 per cent

– Liberal party woes: 2 per cent

– NHL off-ice battles, Obama visits Canada, Olympic fever, Vancouver gang wars: all less than 1 per cent 

There are  other stories that seriously caught the a significant amount of Canadian’s interest though since my own site statistics show it too. Understandably   the mostly upper, middle class news editors tend to be out of touch with a lot of the majority poor Canadian’s concerns..

– The Conservative federal Budget and what it was doing specifically to help the unemployed..

– The CRTC hearing on Bell throttling the internet speeds.. This was the second most popular topic read on my sites.

– Divorce in the Christian Church.. was by far the most popular topic read on my sites.

– The New Entries into the Canadian Cell phone market and cell texting rip offs, related new laws

– Canada wide  Police abuse, Corruptions and the realted too often useless internal reviews

– Health care inadequacies, Shit diseases, Food poisonings, Food recall

– Equal pay for women now too

– The Alberta OIL SANDS POLLUTION

– the Ontario and BC tax grabs.. condemned by many as the biggest cash grab in the province’s history, the harmonized sales tax

– Quebec buying out New Brunswick hydro..

– The Alberta recession and the electric transmission upgrades too.

– Suspension of freedom of speech in BC during the winter Olympics

-“The Treatment of Canadians Abroad Suaad Hagi Mohamud’s despicable treatment by the Canadian High Commission in Kenya was in the headlines for weeks. When asked what Canada was doing to secure Mohamud’s return, Harper admitted that he had only recently learned about Mohamud’s case.”

“Harper’s Patronage Appointments For a man who has long expressed loathing toward patronage, Harper seems to actually delight in appointing Conservative Party apparatchiks. In 2008, Harper made at least 148 party faithful appointments to federal boards and agencies. In 2009, he continued to reward friends and insiders and even upped the ante. In November 2009, the Liberals revealed that since Harper was re-elected, he appointed 233 “former Tory MPs, cabinet ministers, campaign workers, past candidates and top donors…to the Senate, courts and government boards and agencies…” This year, Harper appointed another nine Conservative Senators (he appointed 18 Conservative Senators last December), including his former campaign chair (Doug Finley, husband of Conservative cabinet minister Diane Finley), a communications assistant (Carolyn Stewart-Olsen) and the president of the Conservative Party of Canada (Don Plett). Since December 2008, Harper has appointed 27 Senators; the most appointments in one year by any Canadian Prime Minister. Impressive for a man who once thundered: “They are ashamed the Prime Minister continues the disgraceful, undemocratic appointment of undemocratic Liberals to the undemocratic Senate to pass all too often undemocratic legislation.” (Stephen Harper, Hansard, March 7, 1996).”

“Torture of Afghan Detainees Canadian diplomat Richard Colvin testified that Canadian soldiers handed over Afghan detainees to be tortured, the Conservatives launched into personal attacks on Colvin. The Harper government next falsey smared  Colvin and denied the charges, plyus it firthermore suspended parliamentary hearings into detainee abuse (worth mentioning: Colvin states that most detainees were innocent) and had ignored a special order of Parliament to release uncensored documents pertaining to the transfer of detainees.  The Opposition MPs and commenta­tors  think Stephen Harper should fire Peter MacKay as de­fence minister for his handling of the Afghan detainee issue, but senior Tories say Mr. MacKay can relax. He’s not going to be fired,” for Stephen Harper does not apply accountability to how own. Harper needs a liar he can trust to do his dirty work http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/ericmang/2009/12/

 

 
Funny but deliberate spelling mistakes and poor grammar are proven undeniable techniques to get many a readers attention and response now too.. over a politically correct, perfect grammar presentation often too.

: SOME CANADIANS AND SOME NEWS EDITORS TOO DO READILY CLAIM BACK TO ME THAT THEY  ACHIEVED A PERFECT ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS BUT THEY TOO CLEARLY NOW HAVE NOT EVEN COME CLOSE TO PERFECT THEIR OWN ETHICS, MORAL SIDE.. FOR THEY DO STILL LIE, ABUSE OTHERS, SLANDER THEM, DISTORT THE TRUTH STILL .. OVERALL A VERY UNPROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR FOR A PERSON  WITH A SUPPOSEDLY GOOD ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILL STILL. CLEARLY AN EDUCATION ITSELF DOES NOT MAKE  ANYONE A GOOD  MORAL PERSON OR A GOOD NEWS REPORTER IN MANY CASES  THEY ARE STILL JUST EDUCATED CONS..

I daily have read many news presentations and have tried to present The most accurate accounts of key, critical Canadian issues, events.. As many Canadians do also know what has too often passed on as journalism in Canada in the last year has been too often unacceptably more spins, lies, distortions, contradictory presentations and unsupported  facts, very unprofessional now too,  where different news media  media often do differ significantly in their accounts of the same event.. Just cause someone is being quoted as saying something does not make their statement a  valid truth even. A good example of this was the issue of speeding and car accidents. For a long time the news reporters in Canada were falsely quoting the police in saying that an accident was caused by speeding, when we all can know that in the majority of cases speeding is not the main cause of accidents, but rather impaired, drunken driving is the most significant factor still even Canada wide.
  
ANOTHER GOOD recent EXAMPLE OF FALSE SENSATIONALIZING NEW Reporting was when some some reporters tried to make a big issue over BlackBerry Users Suffer Two Outages in a Week  neglecting at the same time falsely to also now mention to all that  that in Canada Bell’s iphones, email system was also affected, and Bell’s internet services were greatly reduced..
 
Then you can clearly note how the various  news media do  differ on the subject of recession, Real estate and also the stock market. One news media says the recession is over and another one at the same time says it is still ongoing.. One must be a Conservative biased news media, and the other one a Liberal one. One news media says it is good time to buy a home, and others say it is dangerous, a wrong time to buy a home.. and similarly one says it is a good time to invest in the stock market and another one says it is a bad time.. of course realtors, stock brokers, loan managers, always say it is a good time to buy for that is how they make their money, even by lying, conning people to buy.
 
 
and who can you really believe these days still seems to be the main question, issue here too.
 
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In passing the subjects surrounding   Israel and Arabs clearly still does not generate much Canadian interest..

February 4, 2009

TRANSPARENCY, HONESTY, ACCOUNTABILITY, A BETTER GOVERNMENT- JUST LIES

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Budget office will be ‘crippled’ by cuts

Tories will cut funds by one-third after two critical reports. The Parliamentary Budget Office, source of two reports this year that have been critical of the government, is about to have its annual operating budget frozen, despite promises to boost it.

The Parliamentary Budget Office is a creation of the Conservative government through its Federal Accountability Act and is supposed to provide independent analysis of the government’s economic and fiscal position.

The first budget officer, Kevin Page, has published two major reports since starting his job in March, including one in early November that suggested Canada’s finances were about to go into deficit. At that time, Prime Minister Stephen Harper was insisting such a conclusion was premature.

But Page’s biggest clash has been with his bureaucratic boss, William Young, the parliamentary librarian. Young has insisted that since Page reports to him, Page ought to publish his work through the Library of Parliament. The Library of Parliament does not normally release the information or research it prepares for MPs. Page, on the other hand, believes that it is a fundamental part of his job to make his reports available to the public and to MPs.

This year, the Library of Parliament’s budget, to be allocated by Young, is about $40 million. Of that, just $1.9 million is set aside to operate the Parliamentary Budget Office.

Page’s budget next year was to increase to $2.6 million, money Page needs to hire more staff to respond to MPs’ requests for economic research. Canwest News Service has learned that Page’s budget has been frozen.

“That will cripple us,” said a source close to the budget office.

Officials with the government tried to distance themselves from the decision.

“The Government of Canada has no control over the budget of the PBO,” said a spokesman for Jay Hill, the Government House leader.

“All recognized political parties are represented on the board and their decisions are made by consensus and are confidential,” said Hill’s spokesman.

Neither Young nor Page returned telephone messages left Thursday.

Both of the major reports Page’s office has published could be seen to be critical of the government. Opposition parties relied heavily on both reports to attack the government.

“He knows his stuff. He’s got a good team. He’s not being partisan. He’s being honest,” said Liberal finance critic Scott Brison.

The first report, published in the middle of the election campaign, examined the costs of the Afghanistan mission. Page calculated that the full cost of the mission will be about $18.1 billion by 2011, but he said it was difficult to get an accurate accounting of that mission because the government was neither consistent nor transparent when it came to maintaining financial records.

In November, Page published his first major economic and fiscal assessment. It came out a few weeks before Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tabled his fiscal update that provoked the current political crisis in Ottawa. Among other things, the budget officer concluded that the federal government was, in all likelihood, heading for a deficit next year.

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Budget+office+will+crippled+cuts/1095312/story.html
 
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TRANSPARENCY, HONESTY, ACCOUNTABILITY, A BETTER GOVERNMENT ALL CLEARLY  WERE JUST MORE OF Stephen  Harper’s Conservative Pre-election lies to get elected.
 
MEANWHILE IN OTTAWA TOO – The federal ombudsman for victims of crime has belatedly put out his first annual report – as he nears the end of his second year in office. The glossy, 14-page booklet, quietly tabled Wednesday in the House of Commons, showed ombudsman Steve Sullivan and his staff fielded roughly 500 complaints from the public in fiscal 2007-08. But it offered little analysis of how the cases were handled and provided only a bare-bones summary of policy recommendations delivered to the ombudsman’s political masters – Justice Minister Rob Nicholson and Stockwell Day, who has since been replaced by Peter Van Loan as public safety minister.
 
“the Conservative government’s brilliant scheme to cut pollution by taking taxpayers for a ride is  another Conservative  making of trying to buy voters with their own bus fare too”..
   
Alberta to provide incentives for junior energy companies  More social welfare to the corporations -Stelmach’s royalty holiday just a dressed-up tax break.  “Now the Tories are about to throw a huge chunk of cash back at junior and mid-sized oil and gas companies. They don’t call it a royalty holiday, but that’s what it will be, masquerading as a tax break. The real target in this undefined program is the banks. The Tories are deeply annoyed with them, for good reason, because they’re charging smaller oil and gas explorers a huge premium on the Bank of Canada rate. The excuse the banks use, in this government version, is that companies aren’t showing enough cash flow. Giving the companies a tax (royalty?) break will increase cash flow. Therefore, the banks will lend money to drill new wells.”
 
I get a really big chuckles when I  see the Conservatives still giving social welfare to the Corporations, in fact these days I cannot tell the difference between the liberals or the conservatives.. So what is the real difference between  a bad Liberal and a bad Conservative these days?
  
and there is certainly a lot to be said for supporting Canadian industries in the country’s time of dire economic need… but in the  “National Defence purchasing department, otherwise known as Cooked Contracts Canada.  There we find the Air Force brass diligently trying to create the appearance of a totally fair and open bidding process for $3.5 billion of new search-and-rescue aircraft. Indeed, while the government may have got away with passing out billion-dollar contracts at will during the boom times, the current economic crisis has increasingly desperate Canadian companies howling for a fair shake.”
   
Ottawa rewarding ridings represented by Conservative MPs,  An estimated 78 per cent of projects announced under the Building Canada Fund have gone to ridings represented by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s ruling … is also unaccetpable..
by the way the “Conservatives still  just couldn’t resist a little gutter politics along the way. This week Casey stood in the House of Commons to speak out against party officials who lodged a complaint with the RCMP that he had stolen and/or embezzled party funds. The complaint was laid by Diana Read-Miedema, Bernard’s official agent in the campaign,  These are not allegations to be taken lightly when levied against any individual but against a man who spent his professional career as a broker in the financial services industry, they smack of an even deeper innuendo.  The RCMP did not find any evidence to justify charges and have dropped the matter. Casey says party officials knew he had returned the money involved — $30,000 in election funding — and that the complaint was nothing more than a smear against his character. He’s right, again. The Conservatives’ latest skirmish with Casey will surely end up doing more to help his reputation than to achieve their goal of tarnishing it. You’d think they would have learned by now.” bit is shows how dirty the Conservatives still rather are..
 
First we need still a full  review of the waste, fraud, and abuse that has plagued governmental. efforts. What is also needed is a program to remove public officials from office that take our money and spend it on their own false pet projects while many of our people still are not getting the help that they need.
 

Executive Salary caps

     
 
WASHINGTON — President Obama announced on Wednesday a salary cap of $500,000 for top executives at companies that receive the largest amounts of bailout money, calling the step an expression not only of fairness but of “basic common sense..  Americans definitely begrudge “executives being rewarded for failure,” especially if their earning are subsidized by taxpayers, “many of whom are having a tough time themselves,” he said.     Citigroup, Bank of America and the American International Group, General Motors and Chrysler were all facing acute problems. And top executives at those companies made far more than $500,000 in recent years.

Kenneth D. Lewis, the chief executive of Bank of America, took home more than $20 million in 2007. Of that, $5.75 million was in salary and bonuses.

Vikram S. Pandit, who became chief executive of Citigroup in December of 2007 and previously held other senior positions at the bank, made $3.1 million.

Rick Wagoner, the chief executive of General Motors, made $14.4 million, much of it in stock, options and other noncash benefits. He earned a $1.6 million salary. ”

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/05/us/politics/05pay.html?_r=1&pagewanted=2&hp

and now about the Canadian Corporations, Senators, Premiers, Mayors, managers as well..

 

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February 3, 2009

Known alcoholics on the job

  
The continual mismanagement, budget deficit, tax payer money abuses and has there been even any changes in all this really? We all  really still do need still a full  review of the waste, fraud, and abuse that has plagued governmental efforts. What is also needed is a enforced, real program to remove public officials from office that take our money and abuse it, spend it on their own false pet projects while many of our people still are not getting the help that they need. You also did notice the cops do too often still  not  practice what they preach to others they themselves still do like to speed, and how many like to drink and drive still too?
 

 
January 2004 was the start of my recent rash of my written correspondences mainly on the unacceptable  tax payers money abuses, injustices at the federal, provincial municipal levels too, as well, and it all  has specifically initially started because I had strongly, rightfully objected to anyone in the province of BC being kicked of social welfare, even if they are alcoholics, drug users… I still do rightfully and loudly  object to anyone being kicked of social welfare even in BC or elsewhere and this is still never acceptable. They all Civil and public servants, politicians, need to be regularly supervised too. That is why we need and have the auditors, News media, Opposition parties, concerned citizens to do this too.. and it still generally is not enough as we can see.
  
 
TWO OF MY PAST NEIGHBORS, MANAGERS,  WHO WORKED FOR CITY HALL OPENLY BOASTED TO ME, AND DEMONSTRATED TO ME FOR YEARS THE COMMON CORRUPTION IN THE LOCAL CITY HALL, DONE BY THEM AND MANY OF THEIR COLLEAGUES. This included their unnecessary out of town trips, their taking stuff, computer accessories,  home from the office for their own personal use, boasted of  their lavish expense accounts, of their doing personal work at the office, and much more. Why did they think that me a tax payer would approve any of such wrong doings was their error. I reported their wrong doings rightfully rather. OTHER MANAGERS OF CROWN CORORATIONS HAD ALSO OFTEN BOASTED TO ME OF THEM DOING SIMILAR THEFTS  AS WELL..
 
Now we had elected the new Conservatives , a new government and a leader that was supposed to be much better, different from all the so called past bad governments. A government that would be reliable, , it will be open, transparent, accountable, better managed, honest, and it would keep it’s pre-election  promises,  would not lie to us too, And next was that so in reality? NO!!! Unacceptable
 
The fish stinks from the head but many cut the tail of first..  Reducing, cutting of the programs to the poor and needy persons for  that seems how the governments wrongfully still do wrongfully  respond to budget cut backs,  defecits, and to the poor and needy people too now, rather than dealing still firstly with the major crooks, tax payer’s money abusers too in the government and elsewhere… 
Patrick Brazeau must have thought he had hit the jackpot last December when Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed him to the Senate. The young native leader (he is just 34) could conceivably draw a Senate salary (currently $130,000) for four decades. But with the appointment came a raft of unwanted publicity, including stories about: a charge of sexual harassment against him; questionable expense claims by the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, of which he was national chief; drinking in the office; his flashy lifestyle, including a Porsche SUV; and, this week, his occasional failure to make child-support payments. In his first Senate speech this week, Brazeau said the media stories prove he has “powerful enemies” in the “native establishment.” Maybe so. Still, one wonders whether Brazeau was the most exemplary native leader Harper could have named to the Senate. Perhaps Harper was impressed by the fact that Brazeau is a card-carrying Conservative and sided with the government against the “native establishment” in the trashing of the 2005 Kelowna accord. It would not be the first time that Harper allowed partisanship to cloud his judgment. Nor is it likely to be the last.   http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/586178
  
How many people in reality even in the civil, public services governments now  have been arrested all together  for tax evasions and tax payers money abuse now last year? How many? Anyone care to answer the question?
  
And speaking of the related  federal review as well, who are the high spenders last year in the federal government.. who ate at the best restaurants, traveled the most at the tax payers restaurants.. who were the drunks now too..  Politicians, and civil and public servants now included too..  (Luke 6:43 KJV)  For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
 
Even in our governments, history tends to repeat itself, including thefts, waste and mismanagement, deficits, and they tend not to rather get better and why?
 
There are also plenty of places to try to save the tax payer’s money but starting to save the tax payer’s money at the expense of the poor people and their welfare programs is not the best  way to do this, not at all the way to do it!   The governments firstly should though clearly manage better it’s civil and public servants.. and the capital expenditures. Why? Well I do also know from real  experiences that it is also the services to the poor and needy persons, those who can afford it the least, that are wrongfully cut to make up for the past budget mismanagement by Ministers, managers of the civil and public servants too in Canada’s Provinces, Municipalities too. Rather than cutting back on the governmental aid, programs to  the poor and needy persons even next  because of the government’s own unacceptable past mismanagement we all do now too need to really take another continual look at how effective our tax dollars are always all of being used by the civil and public servants, and their managers, politicians now too. Cutting back on the Corporate welfare also is what the government still does also needs to deal with and not cutting firstly the Social welfare. The Corporations got what Billions  in social welfare from the tax payers? and we do not have money for the poor people? or for proper medical care, or for proper Justice, police, consumer protection  too? It never surprises me anymore when the superiors, Managers even  at City hall as well can also still  find money for new furniture, more staff, larger personal expense accounts but cannot find  the money to help the ordinary, poor and needy people during the good and bad times now too. Unacceptable.
  
The past “Sponsorship manager suffered from alcoholism, inquiry told   Jim Brown Canadian Press   October 19, 2004   OTTAWA — The role of a key player in the federal sponsorship program has been called into question with the disclosure that he suffered from alcoholism.  Pierre Tremblay served as chief of staff to former public works minister Alfonso Gagliano in the early years of the program. He later moved to the civil service where he took charge of bureaucratic operations related to sponsorship projects.  But colleague Isabelle Roy confirmed at a public inquiry Tuesday that, through it all, Tremblay had a serious drinking problem and often couldn’t function after lunch. ” and how many more are there unacceptably like him still, alcoholics  in the government, MP’s Cabinet Ministers, managers, civil and public servants too?
 
By now you too should have found out too the New Conservatives are mostly just as disgusting as the bad Liberals they had replaced..

How many times have we now experienced he fact that the selected leaders, cabinet was not like what they had promised they would be, certainly now not like we had expected them rightfully to be as well? Clearly many many  Canadians are still often now really angry at, or disappointed with   the results of the various governments acts,    the selected candidates,  but  now when will we all deal with the root  issue that is the cause of the problems firstly and it is the immoral type of candidates being firstly nominated?  the liars and alcoholics mostly it seems.. and these type of brain damaged people will never do us much good even now as well. 

We all need to care about the unemployed and the poor people, Elected officials now included. It also  seems even  the governments and it’s managers are too often rather still just for sale to the highest bidder… and it doesn’t care who they are involved with or what they are up to or what it looks like as long as they are rewarding themselves or  their friends, and thus they wrongfully and too tend  not too  really look after all of the good ordinary citizens welfare..  this is still never acceptable. They all Civil and public servants, politicians, need to be regularly supervised too. That is why we need and have the auditors, News media, Opposition parties, concerned citizens to do this too.. and it still generally is not enough as we can see.
 
The fish stinks from the head but many cut the tail of first..  That seems how the governments wrongfully does  respond to money and the poor people too now rather than firstly with the major crooks, the real tax abusers too.. 
 
” Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.(Galatians 2:10 KJV)  ”
 
It should be very clear to the honest New Testament Bible scholars that the Church of the New Testament was seriously concerned about the poor persons in their midst and helped them, and so should we all as well today.,, but many Evangelical churches in Canada wrongfully also still do not..
 
Making all of the poor people, social welfare recipients, those who can afford it the least, to pay for the sins of others is an immoral and  criminal act still. 
 
Furthermore here are thee, 3 things I know for sure in Canada the last 35 years
 
– It is not the poor people who have  mismanaged the majority of the tax payer’s money… but they do pay for it the most, those who can afford it the least
 
– if the public and civil servants had better managed the tax payer’s money there still would not  have been likely more money for the poor people cause the rich people would still try to steal it for themselves. I have met even covetous, greedy middle class and rich persons now too.
 
Thirdly  if all persons paid their taxes, and did not commit tax evasions, an ongoing major unacceptable sin that still do needs to be prosecuted there would be plenty of money for the poor people  assuming it could get to them without being stolen, intercepted again.
 
Even in my local evangelical church the pastor is also now was wrongfully  being  paid too an astronomical price for his poor services, his poor neglect of the poor people too, and I rightfully also do not agree with this  and say so as well. Jesus himself and the Apostles did not have a fixed salary nor a high paying one
 
(Isa 10:1 KJV)  Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed; 2  To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless! 3  And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory? 4  Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. 
 
(Mat 7:3 KJV)  And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
 
“It’s hard to imagine how such a thoroughly damaged resumé could’ve survived the supposedly ruthless scrutiny of the Prime Minister’s Office, particularly when the job is a 40-year guaranteed Senate gig with an annual salary of $130,000 plus perks.But the allegations, investigations and accusations against newly-appointed aboriginal Senator Patrick Brazeau, 34, are piling up in such a frenzy that it’s quickly put the unelected Senate under a negative light, and must surely embarrass Canada’s other six native senatorial representatives.  

Consider the growing list of Brazeau indiscretions conveniently overlooked by the PMO, but unearthed by reporters in fairly short order.

Brazeau had to be arm-twisted to give up his six-figure job as chief of the Congress of Aboriginal People, lest it be seen as double-dipping on the taxpayers’ tab.

That Conservative-cheerleading organization is still under investigation by Health Canada for its use or misuse of $260,000 in public funds including $16,050 in suspect payments to Brazeau or his sidekicks.

The man described in his bio as a loving father of three is darn close to qualifying to be a deadbeat dad with the mother of one offspring telling CTV that Brazeau hasn’t seen or properly supported his 14-year-old son in eight years.

Brazeau’s been seen tooling around Parliament Hill in a new Porsche SUV, has hired Ottawa staff who were reportedly hitting the sauce hard during work hours at his former congress job and is still fending off refuted allegations of sexual harassment at a human rights tribunal.

If this is the calibre of individual Stephen Harper had in mind when he set out to reform the Senate, well, it’s enough to make you yearn for those days when they filled the place with backroom bagmen.

It’s clear that Patrick Brazeau should’ve been kept a senator-in-waiting a bit longer to clear his name — or save taxpayers from a bad appointment. ”

 
Now add to the known fact as revealed by the news reporters too that the newly hired 2 subordinates and Brazeau himself are known alcoholics on the job, who often drank alcohol  at lunch time. No politicians, senator, civil and public servants  should even be allowed to consume alcohol during normal working hours, especially at anytime at taxpayer’s expense too. Brazeau he said he brought in a policy of no alcohol on the premises after a complaint that some Congress officials had been drinking in the office. Try no alcohol period even lunch time…  Brazeau also had indicated after his Senate appointment that he wanted to remain national chief of the Congress while sitting in Parliament, in effect collecting two six-figure salaries.  He later relented and stepped down from the chief’s post, acknowledging there could be a “perceived conflict of interest” if he kept that job while serving in the Senate.
  
Drinking alcohol cause permanent brain damage, it also causes a significant deterioration of one’s mental capabilities, deterioration of one’s inter personal relationship skills, it also causes more car accidents than speeding or not having adequate winter tires, it also reduces significantly one’s work productivity as well undeniably too.  So  tell us all now:
– How much money did the Prime Minister, the Premiers themselves now spend on Alcoholic consumption entertainment last year,
– How Much money did the federal, provincial cabinet ministers now spend on Alcoholic consumption entertainment last year
– How much money did the civil and public servants now spend on Alcoholic consumption entertainment last year
 
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2009 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: I would like to know
Thanks for your email, as I can’t answer for all the rest I can tell you that I have spent not one penny of the publics money on alcohol.
With regards
Ron R. Schuler, MLA

AND WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THEM?
 
I trust you all can readily supply us all with the answers. 

PS: As you also know the foundling pastors of the Calgary Alberta Bible Church Rev Aberhardt included had left their founding Christian church to go into politics and next  the same Calgary Bible church  mostly died, and a plaque at the Calgary Eaton’s center testifies to this too. The goal of Pastors becoming successful  in politics  was the great initiative, incentive for the many of next Alberta evangelical pastors to repeat this. Thus now  we continue to have  the professing Christian Evangelicals Stephen Harper, Stockwell day, Preston Manning who  are clearly also really all three hirelings that had now gone into   politics as well.  It is clear that Preston Manning, Stockwell Day, and even Stephen Harper, who do now also clearly do follow the false doctrine of the old testament Baalim, (  the Baalim was represented as false pagan gods , and the cult associated with idolatry.) for they to me still, all three  really,  are now evidentiary prostitutes, hirelings, false prophets who wrongfully are encouraging and also abusing many of the very ignorant Christians to rebel against the established positive government management principles  rather solely for their own leadership, political personal gains.. and none of these persons for me are really Christians.. they all three, the tree stooges, they are also false Christians clearly like Paul Martin and Jean Chretien were as well, who had also unacceptably lied to us all too when they said they were real Christians.  

This 2009 federal budget by Stephen Harper does a huge disservice to Canadians, conservative and otherwise, who will now be saddled with massive deficits and an ineffective “stimulus” plan based not on sound economics but pork-barrel politics. http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=1246059 

Over on the Conservative side, the presentation of a survival budget written in red ink prompts diehard Conservatives to reminisce about the so-called golden days of the Reform/Canadian Alliance. Some of them even compare their government to a horse that can no longer run and suggest it should be summarily shot.   http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/581978

“You’re travelling through a Canadian political dimension, a dimension of minority governments and cynical ambitions, a dimension where Stephen Harper, a one-time socialism-hating conservative ideologue transforms himself into a free-spending, deficit-creating, big-government-loving Liberal.” 

 Canadian conservatives should not be too surprised by Harper’s spend-happy budget. After all, the Harper Tories sold their ideological soul a long time ago. In fact, they never were a truly conservative party. http://www2.canada.com/montrealgazette/features/viewpoints/story.html?id=60fe5fd6-9f0e-49b3-804d-0b8f0d9788e9 
BC courts are just as tough, Opal says Globe and Mail – VICTORIA – Following a spate of gang- or drug-related shootings in the last week, Attorney General Wally Opal released a report Monday intended to show BC’s courts aren’t to blame for violent crime.
Hey I have said it before, the RCMP doing their best is not enough.. it would help matters seriously if the mostly white  pretentious RCMP spoke another language other then English.. the PR oriented RCMP too is always asking the public for help in doing their own paid jobs.

Mike Zafirovski,  Chief Executive of the near Bankrupt BELL’S Nortel Networks Corp (NT.TO) NT.N,  has racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of personal travel on company jet since joining the company in 2005.  And   who    else?

 

 

 It seems that 70 percent of the adults drink alcohol in Canada too but 100  percent of them claim to be non alcoholics? civil and public servants included, and where do all of the many drunk  drivers, alcoholics  come from now too? For the civil and public servants all you have to do is look at their expenses accounts, see how much they charged us for booze and that will quickly show us all whether they really are alcoholics or not for a start.  Few alcoholics will admit they are alcoholics just as few persons will admit they practice tax evasion as well. Drunk drivers still cause most of the car accidents but the police prefer to go after speeding tickets, it is easier to to get the speeders.. and very profitable, sadly it also ties up our courts with the mostly unnecessary cases too. If you drink 2 martinis at lunch time or supper time  for a start  you are definitely an alcoholic.. and you should be immiedately fired from your job, even if you are an MP, Senator, or an MPP, MLA, a cop , civil and public servant. So rightfully do Fire all the drunks, alcoholics, tax payer money abusers in the government firstly too. Seriously in the selection of the new   political candidates for federal and provincial elections, and senator snow  it would be nice also if each of the political party does also asks their people how often do they visit the bars and drink? how many martini’s they do have at lunch time?  do they eat at very expensive restaurants too? do they entertain their friends on their companies, departmental  expense accounts? or  have they ever padded, falsified their own  expenses accounts” all  too just for a start.. and do they lie to others too often too? Many elected persons still do it seems and they will even give themselves next a big raise..   

  

February 2, 2009

Canada’s 2009 Federal Budget approved

 Many Albertans are not happy with it.. Many federal relief dollars fail to reach their intended targets

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Politicians say give them what they want, after all they will pay for it.

So what is the real difference between  a Liberal and a Conservative these days?

who drinks more booze or  who lies more?

Conservatives abandon election promises with new budget

This fderal budget does a huge disservice to Canadians, conservative and otherwise, who will now be saddled with massive deficits and an ineffective “stimulus” plan based not on sound economics but pork-barrel politics.  The federal budget is poised to win approval in principle Tuesday despite mounting anxiety among Liberals about propping up Stephen Harper’s minority Conservative government. Ignatieff said the Liberals had no intention of withdrawing support for the budget, despite a growing backlash within their ranks. The Harper government’s budget will not only create the first massive deficit in a dozen years but may set the stage for Ottawa to spill red ink for a decade or more, a new analysis suggests. And given that the budget makes no provision for a more severe recession or a more modest recovery, a second slump, or any additional government spending or tax cuts for the next half-decade,  it’s reasonable to expect Ottawa could remain in deficit beyond 2020. Ottawa may be creating a structural deficit that will last even after the economy recovers. In the three years in office, the Conservatives have exceed the budget spending target in each year. From a conservative perspective, the current Canadian budget offers the worst of all worlds: negligible tax reductions, tremendous spending hikes and massive deficits. It is a recipe for economic misery, as far removed from the conservative worldview as possible. They might do some symbolic things to make the base happy, on crime or culture perhaps, but for all intents and purposes, this is no longer a conservative government 

Many Albertans realizing Mr. Harper has already had three electoral kicks at the can, Conservatives are starting to contemplate alternatives. Useless Jim Prentice, Peter MacKay, Jason Kenney, Rob Nicholson,   are the names most frequently mentioned. There is also a former leader of the federal Tories who is still at large in Quebec. His name is Jean Charest. But is he interested? No. 

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090202/national/fedbudget_economy

Newfoundland MPs said they believe their leader and colleagues understand the intense pressure they’re under to oppose the budget from the province’s popular premier, Danny Williams.   says the change reduces related payments under the 1985 Atlantic Accord, which determines the province’s share of offshore oil revenues. He says Newfoundland will lose $1.5 billion in offset payments and another $80 million in health care transfers. the province has been unfairly penalized, unlike Nova Scotia and Manitoba for whom the federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, has agreed to cushion the blow from the equalization changes. Liberal MPs Scott Andrews, Siobhan Coady, Judy Foote and Scott Simms said they’ll break party ranks and vote against the budget on Tuesday if the document isn’t changed. The Liberals are limp-along losers with a $6-million total that barely beats the New Democrats. No public cash, no national Liberal party and no way to fight an election anytime soon. The priority preoccupation with money by the main political parties is clear from their internal staffing. More than half the Liberal party’s listed 50 employees are devoted to financial pursuits.

The Conservatives apparently have a similar percentage of their 50-odd staff fixated on chasing money, but the party’s communications director refused to disclose those details about the publicly-financed party.

First we need still a full  review of the waste, fraud, and abuse that has plagued governmental. efforts. What is also needed is a program to remove public officials from office that take our money and spend it on their own false pet projects while many of our people still are not getting the help that they need.
 
Federal Deficit , economic, job creation and capital expenditure programs… are still untrustworthy. Being a past  senior civil, mechanical , projects engineer, project manager myself here now are   the major problem I righty still do had with capital expenditure projects even under PM Jean Chretien and never   mind next under PM Stephen Harper firstly: and it is  is that when you give do monies for a specific capital expenditure projects to the Provinces, Municipalities as well, and just like in many of the non profit organizations now too, a significant portion of the money firstly never even gets to the intended sources but it is diverted elsewhere.. Diverted to: such as paying for existing deficits, debts, unprofitable civil and public services, departments, Crown Corporations too, ineffective overheads, unrelated operating costs  in the provincial , municipal departments. Now since all that happens even before it hits the supposedly private sectors we need to address that too. Now next as to the supposedly private sectors and related projects expenditures , totally honest and fair governmental competition bids still tends not to exists. So no one can make me into a believer that this all of this taxpayer’s money will solely go all into a valid job creation program spurring on the general economy. The existing projects, capital expenditure safeguards are still just not totally there, not the related transparency, accountably as well.. even even you try to use an ex retired, RCMP officer as a supervisor in the contracts, purchasing department, for by now we all should now who immoral, untrustworthy even the RCMP now are too in fact. Some of the money will likely be used even out of the country for a selected few persons rather too.. Are many of the  civil servants, politicians still taking their holidays overseas at tax payers expenses? There are still much too many abusive and questionable expenses: All still Unacceptable too.
 
Not just in Canada now there is increasing evidence even in the US, elsewhere that states like California and Michigan,   are running huge budget deficits, do need federal aid to keep their essential and non essential services operating. They would plummet an already battered federal budget billions of dollars further into a non positive deficit.  We all do need to face the negative  fact of what our own political, corporate leaders are doing this to our country too. Still it  all  also does  mean that no one can predict beforehand with certainty  which industries and municipalities will get the needed designated federal capital.
 
Also the too common  practice of  putting many local workers out of work or paying them less wages by sending the higher paying jobs offshore has a devastating impact on the rest of the World, not to mention the local economy. We also still do need to have the True Unemployment Numbers.
 
What is also needed is a program to remove public officials from office that take our money and spend it on their pet projects while many of our people still are not getting the help that they need.
 
” At last count, there were at least 785 criminal cases under investigation by the Hurricane Katrina Task Force, a joint effort of 19 federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Postal Service, the Defense Department and even the Environmental Protection Agency. State prosecutors in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas are similarly swamped. And scores more cases wait in the wings.”

And do see also   Citizens Against Government Waste   http://www.cagw.org/site/PageServer?pagename=homePage

The federal budget is an “all-out assault” on Newfoundland and Labrador and an attempt to punish Premier Danny Williams, which is why six Liberal MPs from the province voted against it, says Liberal MP Gerry Byrne. Byrne, the MP for Humber-St. Barbe-Baie Verte, and five of his provincial colleagues voted against the Conservative budget Tuesday, charging that it robs the province of about $1.6 billion in federal funding. Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff said Tuesday he would grant the MPs a “one-time vote of protest” to express their displeasure with the document.  The budget passed by a vote of 211 to 91.
 
 DO SEE ALSO https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/02/03/known-alcoholics-on-the-job/
 
 
 
 
 

 

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