I haven't been blogging about politics lately but I just couldn't let this go without a comment. Yesterday here in Ottawa the rather dodgey group which calls itself The Ottawa Taxpayer Advocacy Group held a meeting to further the their agenda of undermining real government and furthering the cause of purely managerial government which servers the demands of Capital. Nothing surprising really, just a bunch of whack jobs who have bought into an globalizing ideology of Capitalism, the long term objective of which is to convince people that we can't actually control the economy in the interests of people but that we are pawns in a system of reification.
But what is the nature of the disease? The nature is, of course, hypocrisy. And you will know it by this sign - John Baird and Pierre Poilievre showed up at the meeting to slam the Ottawa city council for their irresponsible spending habits! And in case you missed that or were too shocked to register the fact, I will repeat it. John Baird and Pierre Poilievre showed up to slam the Ottawa City council for their irresponsible spending!!!
WAKE UP BOYS! Your government, which you both defend like little mindless, party-hack, lapdogs, made the largest spending increases in the history of Canada and has administered the largest deficit that Canada has ever seen. You undermined the tax base and increased spending on the lead up to a global recession that a 12 year old child could have seen coming and then you increased the deficit beyond anyone's imagination. Furthermore, your government has increased taxes on many citizen through various marginal fees and your advocacy of the HST.
By showing up at a meeting and accusing other politicians of spending irresponsibly, John Baird and Pierre Poilievre have demonstrated simply that they are hypocrites on an epic scale; ignorant, self-interested, thoughtless hypocrites.