October 31, 2007 @ 10:02
What am I missing? It's like I lived a dream through the early 90's right into the new millennium.
Stephen Harper's minority government cuts the GST by one percent yesterday and hypocrisy reigns supreme. What' gives?
Am I wrong or was Brian Mulroney not vilified for introducing the GST back in 1991?
Am I wrong or were the Chretien Liberals not elected in 1993 on the premise that they would eliminate the GST?
Am I wrong or was Sheila Copps not forced to resign over the issue back in 1996 only to be re-elected?
Am I wrong or has the GST not become a Conservative legacy that has dogged them since it first became law?
How is it that now that the Conservatives have moved towards reducing it to lessen the tax burden for all Canadians, they're criticized?
Granted, it's coming from all the usual suspects, the NDP, the Liberals and the Toronto Star which printed this today.
Liberal Leader StÃ©phane Dion, who argues along with most economists that GST cuts fail to produce long-term economic benefits, said trimming the consumption tax was a "big mistake."
I guess this is why I enjoy politics so much, even though it leaves you banging your head against the wall quite often, it's still intriguing.
Holy freakin' cow people, the Liberals won an election 14 years ago on the promise they would abolish the whole goddamn thing, and now Stephane Dion claims it's a big mistake to shave another point off it.
It's another reason I've turned into a Conservative in my adult years. Between the childish NDP, the lyin' Liberals and the disgustingly liberal media in this country, I want to play for the underdog.
The underdog that's trying to bring some sense back to government.