28 November 2008

I have just one question

How quickly will newly appointed Defence Minister "Taliban Jack" Layton move... to open up negotiations with the jihadis in Afghanistan?

"NDP Leader Jack Layton and Stephane Dion have discussed 'roles and responsibilities' in a new coalition, an NDP official confirmed. It is expected that Layton would have a place in the new cabinet, and 'various players would play different roles'.”
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RELATED: Jack and Gilles sell out "the hill"...

...and Iggy comes tumbling after...
Nothing galvanizes politicians like a threat to their own interests, and while the Liberals might have grumbled a bit and approved Mr. Flaherty’s plans for the economy, they’re willing to throw the country into chaos to preserve their access to the public purse.
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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"My question is why do my tax dollars have to go to a political party?"
And...
"If the Governor General accepted the Bloc Quebecois as part of the governing coalition, then hopefully the Queen would step in and fire her for dereliction of duty."
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LAST WORD: Join the fun... name that tune
"The Coalition of the Swilling"
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12 comments:

kursk said...

'..various players would play different roles'

Yes, like pretending to be the duly elected govt of Canada.

mahmood said...

"Layton and Stephane Dion have discussed roles and responsibilities in a new coalition"

and then their mommy's called them to the house for milk, cookies and a nappy...play time was over.

Neo Conservative said...

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With the Liberals held hostage, Jack Layton has reportedly laid out his list of demands - including both the finance and environment portfolios.

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langmann said...

Well let us remember that Boob Rae was behind a previous NDP-Liberal coalition...

My question is why do my tax dollars have to go to a political party? Over the hundred and some odd years political parties have survived without tax payer money. Why now do they suddenly need it?

Bugger off I say to all of them. Loving Harper's style here.

And neo it is a great point, they're all ready to go to the polls on this one. Typical and obvious.

KC said...
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KC said...

Yes, like pretending to be the duly elected govt of Canada.

A party with the support of 50%+1 of our elected members of parliament IS the "duly elected government of Canada". A simple pluarlity doesnt give you an unlimited license to govern.

My question is why do my tax dollars have to go to a political party? Over the hundred and some odd years political parties have survived without tax payer money. Why now do they suddenly need it?

Because Harper capped donations at $1000 for individuals. Before then no one needed the public money. Pretty hard to run a campaign on that... unless you have a lot of people who can actually make that kind of donation like the Conservatives.

Raise the cap back to $5,000 and we'll talk. You can buy influence with $5,000 anyway.

Loving Harper's style here.

Yes nothing says "Strong Leader" like pissing off the people whose support you need to govern and creating a constitutional cris in the middle of tough economic times.

Neo Conservative said...

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"kc says... nothing says "Strong Leader" like pissing off the people..."

yeah, yeah... evil stephen harper... blah, blah...

maybe... just maybe, kc... some of your problems... aren't really all that far from home, huh?

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"Martin goes on to write that one of Chrétien’s most inexplicable decisions was to cap donations to political parties at $5,000, which he said hurt a party that was used to generous donations from banks and larger corporations."

"Martin also writes that he was furious at Chrétien for proroguing Parliament in November 2003, thus delaying the "time-bomb" of the auditor general’s report into the federal sponsorship program until he took over the leadership of the party."

"That meant Chrétien avoided having to deal with the sponsorship scandal and left it squarely in Martin’s hands, he writes. If Chrétien had accepted the report while still in office, that would have shown a sense of responsibility and would have protected the future of his party, Martin wrote."


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KC said...

Who said "Evil Stephen Harper"? Not me. I dont think hes that evil. But putting a poison pill in the budget wasnt particularly productive and we need a productive parliament at this moment.

I dont get your point re: the Martin/Chretien article. $5000 is a reasonable limit and to the extent that it makes fundraising for the Liberals difficult too bad. Its $1000 limit with no subsidy that I have a problem with.

Neo Conservative said...

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"kc says... I dont get your point re: the Martin/Chretien article"

you don't? seriously?

how about... if you guys are constantly running around stealing millions of taxpayer dollars a la adscam... and your leadership cadre is apparently willing to buttfuck each other outta sheer spite... then maybe the average man on the street should be more than a little wary of their stated motivation.

but don't take my word for it... it's all there in mr dithers latest book, right?

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Philanthropist said...

If the Governor General accepted the Bloc Quebecois as part of the governing coalition, then hopefully the Queen would step in and fire her for dereliction of duty.

Anonymous said...

What I'd like to know is;
Who put the 'Loco-Weed' in the Ottawa drinking water?

langmann said...

Look KC, saying the 1000 cap is out of line is the most moronic statement I have ever heard.

you said: "Pretty hard to run a campaign on that... unless you have a lot of people who can actually make that kind of donation like the Conservatives."

Are you trying to help me win this argument with stupid statements like the one above? Why don't the Liberals have a lot of people willing to make the donation???

Are the Conservatives suffering from the $1000 dollar limit? Probably, if it were allowed they'd probably have millions more dollars. But they are surviving fine anyway.

If they can do it why can't other parties?

But still why the hell should I have to pay for it anyway? Has it reduced corruption any?