Has anybody seen the list of election promises? Are they joking or just stupid?
The Green Party has made all kinds of promises about tackling poverty, forgiving" half of a student loan (if they earn a degree), more grants, tax shifting etc, etc, etc,.....without ONCE giving an estimated cost for any of them.
The Liberals have a "Green Shift" carbon tax plan. I very much doubt that the personal income tax cut will be even close to what the extra cost of a years worth of gas will be.
The Conservatives seem to want to sell off Canada's assets to foriegn countries by allowing outsiders to own up to 49 percent of Canadian airlines, allowing foriegn countries to own Canadian uranium mines, and making recognition of foriegn skills and credentials a priority.
And last but not least, the NDP. Outlandish promises about capping interest rates on credit cards, outlawing bank ATM fees, investigating price spikes for fuel, and "consulting" the provinces about regulations.
I know that the only time a politician is lying is when his/her lips are moving, but geez. The Green party is full of good intentions, but the road to hell was paved with good intentions. And the potholes were filled with bullshit. Why should someone who earned a degree be allowed to skip out on paying back a loan? I assume that the degree will allow them better employment, which in turn means they will have the money to pay it back. At the same time, why should ANYBODY get a loan "forgiven"? Stephane Dion is dreaming if he thinks I'll vote to voluntarily tax myself into oblivion. Steven Harper can go fuck himself if he thinks I'll vote to sell off my own country. I have personally seen what the results of allowing Robert Milton ( an American until only a couple of years ago) to run Air Canada into the ground with a phony bankruptcy has done to the service there. Not to mention to the staff, the thousands of investors who lost a pile of money, and all the creditors who recieved pennies on the dollar. Who the hell do you represent Mr Harper? Canada? Or any foriegn nation with money? Jack Layton? If he honestly thinks that he can tell the banks and multi national credit card companies what they can and cannot charge by way of fees and rates...I'll have some of what he's smoking.
These are stictly my opinions. I welcome your insights.
I meant no offense to any of our American members. I am just of the belief that Canadian companies should be run by Canadians (Born and bred).