Little Fish in a Giant pond

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Stephen Harper is Getting Desperate!

Don't look now voters, Stephen Harper is once again threatening an election! Word has it he may also up the anti by threatening to hold his breath and stomp his feet until Parliament caves in to his demands.
What has him so upset this time? Well, our prime minister, captain accountability himself, is upset because Parliament has the nerve to refuse his demand for a $3 billion blank cheque... the nerve!
Clearly, the PM is still stinging from the embarassing about face he had to make over the whole economic update fiasco he blundered his way into, and is now desperate to prove that he can still bully his way through Parliament (he must maintain his image after all!).
I sincerely hope that Michael Ignatieff and the other opposition leaders show the same resolve that they showed earlier, and stop him dead in his tracks.
Now that the possibility of losing power to a coalition is no-longer there, the PM is getting arrogant again and will soon begin nursing his delusions of forming a majority government. I say that regardless of our financial situations, the Liberals and other Opposition parties should be ready to fight an election.
We Liberals are still flat broke. Unfotunately, we will be flat broke going into the next election, whenever it is called, whether we like it or not. The only thing we control is whether or not we have the momentum on our sides when it is called.
Don't get me wrong. The last thing this country needs right now is an election, but the PM is the one who controls that. The opposition parties have a duty to act as watch dogs for the government, especially in a minority government situation. Simply writing the governing party a blank cheque is a breach of that sacred duty, so if the PM does not back down, the opposition leaders must revoke his probation.

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