Tuesday, February 13, 2007

its the economy stupid

well… its been a while since I last blogged, but i couldn’t stand by and keep reading the same thing day after day.

while we liberal bloggers continue to write about the environment, the tories are making headway on a variety of issues; Crime and justice, tax reform, democratic reform and might i dare say it even the economy.

i think out of everything i listed above the economy bothers me the most. We as government had an excellent record managing the economy. harper is on the brink of destroying what was a sound balance between social and economic policy.

instead our liberal caucus feels the need to move our party to the left without considering the consequences of harper being able to claim the center. once harper positions his party as the center party… its game over.

dion should be making the economy more of an issue in the house without trying to complicate it with the environment. if its anything that voters care about its having a job, low inflation, balanced budgets and competitive tax rates. Our party should be targeting harper for raising taxes on those who make the least in canada, releasing budget projections, and using our record of balanced budgets cutting taxes to claim this issue.

lets be blunt when the NDP are able to make john maccallum look like an idiot on CTV’s Question Period there is a significant problem. when judy wasylycia-leis is able to suggest that the NDP wont run deficits and uses saskatchewan and manitoba governments as an example we should challenge her and suggest that they only do it to hold onto power.

personally I feel this is a no brainer and a political issue we can win. if dion wants to show true leadership he will take hold of the economy as his issue. canadians already know harper cant be trusted on the environment… but can harper be trusted with the economy?

2 Comments:

At 2:27 PM , Blogger EX-NDIP said...

The LPC did a good job of managing the economy . . . . that's just not true!!

We were the highest taxed in the G8.

Factories were closing and moving south.

And the Chretien gang were more interested spending billions on silly projects than growing the economy, that is when they wern't rewarding their friends (ie. Larry Campbell) or out and out stealing from us (adscam).

 
At 10:03 PM , Blogger Susan said...

You don't need to worry - Harper could never be in the centre - his whole purpose in life is to be a majority neo-con. Everyone knows that.

And I take issue with your take on that Judy woman. She's a painfully self-righteous natterer. I can't even bear to listen to her and I'm sure I'm not alone.

Have more faith in the Liberals - they're not out there in the school yard with the bullies because they're back in the classroom getting ready to win an election.

 

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