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Dion: What Was the Question?

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I’ve stayed away from Dion through the course of this election, but it’s becoming more and more clear that he’s not the man to lead this country.

This YouTube clip shows that he has no plan beyond the Green Shift.

I was going to ‘vote strategically’, but I really think this is a waste.  The Liberals are Conservatives in disguise.  The only reason why the Harper government was successful for the last 30 months was because the Liberals propped them up.  During their tenure in Parliament through the 90s, the Liberals broke most of their promises, leaving low and middle class income families on the ropes while wealth was redistributed to the top.

The Greens have failed to comment on a number of issues related to media, possibly due to the fact that they’re a one-platform party, possibly because they don’t have the answer, or possibly because they know their answers might scare away those who are undecided progressives.

While I’ve tried to keep my bias buried, this doesn’t leave too many options.  I apologize for any discomfort this may cause you as a reader.  If you disagree, the comments are almost always approved 🙂

That said, during times when out-of-control, me-first capitalism is failing (and not just experiencing a few hiccups), we need people that care about people at the helm.

Financial Meltdown Incomplete

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From GlobalResearch.ca

The financial meltdown is incomplete.  Yay.  We should expect to see several more ‘institutions’ on Wall Street dissolve like a poorly built castle on a beach on a stormy day.

Moving to the Canadian election:  what underpins this instability is a once-inflated housing market that has been deflating for years in the US.

Stephen Harper wants to create a similar level of house price ecstasy in Canada by pushing new home building here, based on his latest string of promises geared towards breeders and builders.

How sadly out of touch this is.  This man can’t even keep up with today’s headlines, let alone the general direction of the interests of Canadians.

Our economy is hanging by a thread because of Republican & Conservative neglect.  He points to national figures saying that things are going well, yet fails to acknowledge the wake of disaster that laissez-faire policies have left for Canada.

More is being spent on defense in both the US and Canada than ever before, billions are being dumped into the pockets of well, billionaires, and nothing is being done to salvage our manufacturing economy.

In times like these, governments are supposed to open the budgets to people and go into deficit.  We are not corporations and quarterly reports should not dictate the future stability of this country.

We are a country of people that need leadership rather than casual comments about not worrying about the state of the market.