MayDay 2011: Harper Lies About the NDP, Prices and Deficits
Stephen Harper has a Master’s in Economics, but he doesn’t seem to understand the fundamentals. Once again, we hear him spreading nonsense and lies about the NDP and Liberal platforms.
As a reminder, Steve, here are the basics: when you have a government that is committed to competition as opposed to a corporate driven monopolistic theocracy, you get price competition as well. Prices go DOWN.
When you’re a corporate stooge and you’re doing what the media conglomerates, oil companies and food chains want you to do, prices go UP.
Competition is what the NDP would certainly bring and it’s likely what the Greens and Liberals would bring as well on Monday.
The only prices that will likely rise are those of gas, but the whole point of carbon taxation is to discourage wasteful things. I know we all drive, but we’re going to have to take responsibility for what we’re doing and stop passing the buck to future generations, both in terms of lack of resources, but also in terms of environment disaster.
When it comes to the deficit, it’s easy to speculate that the NDP are not in the pockets of the world’s largest bankers. Therefore, their primary objective would be – and always has been – deficit reduction. We’ve seen that the NDP outranks all other political stripes when it comes to budget management and we’d likely see the same continue with a coalition lead by Jack Layton and the NDP. Research acknowledgement to Buckdog.
Finally, good financial management takes the burden off borrowing costs, lowering the interest that you have to pay to the world’s biggest lenders and financiers. As a result, the overall real cost of borrowing drops, lowering the cost to all Canadians of carrying any debt, if any.
I hate to take you back to your school days, Stephen Harper, but once again you’re lying about the other parties in order to deflect from your own bad management. Changing the rules for Income Trusts, benefits for only the rich, driving up the cost of EI for small employers (effectively reducing new hires) and not addressing the lack of competition in this country are just a few examples.
It’s time for Canada to FIRE YOU.