- November 21, 2011 - 09:42
I always find it hilarious when someone like Lana Payne, socialist firebrand extraordinaire, calls someone else's thinking "ideological" as if it's an insult. And like most ideologically-minded socialists, Ms. Payne is mathematically challenged. Corporate tax revenues have increased under the Harper government, while personal tax rates have decreased. Ms. Payne fails to understand a little thing economists call the "Laffer Curve", which shows how lowering tax rates in many cases can actually stimulate economic activity and expand the tax base enough to increase revenues. That is what has happened under the Harper government. So by increasing corporate tax rates, Payne and her socialist ilk would drive Canada's world-leading economy into the ground and increase the deficit and debt. Then how would she pay for all those expensive "services" she feels entitled to? Or does she think the government shouldn't pay for its programs at all and should just keep getting deeping in debt?
- November 20, 2011 - 10:16
Would you please get over it the fiberals lost. move on no one is listening just look at how many people read the article
- November 20, 2011 - 07:28
Why is it everyone ignores the 40% who were not counted. Conservatives are of the lynch mob mentality so I don't see how anyone who did not vote could be a Conservative. If we see these people as not having anyone they can even marginally support, then they are a group like the other parties. If you include these votrers(nonvoters) the Conservatives have a percentage of the vote of 24.6%. This is a more correct measure of their support fron Canadians. So we have a dictatorship by less than a quarter of the population. This is not healthy and is the reason why Ocuppy and others like them want change.
- November 19, 2011 - 18:48
Lana, By your own logic, perhaps you should ask David McGuinty to step down.
- David from Paradise
- November 19, 2011 - 17:28
Ms. Payne is still whining about the CPC winning a majority government with less than 50% of the vote? Where was she and the rest of the sore losers when the Chretien Liberals were winning the same way? Oh that's right. It was the Liberals then so it was OK. The election was almost 7 months ago. Get over it already, you crybabies.
- November 19, 2011 - 14:36
Canadians wwere pretty stupid during the Liberals 1000 years of power...but it's Harper's fault that they're now still just as stupid. Ooooh, I could stamp me little feet!
- November 19, 2011 - 13:44
When will Dunderdale stop these same tactics and govern?
- David from Paradise
- November 19, 2011 - 11:18
Ms. Payne is still whining about the Conservatives winning a majority with less than fifty percent of the vote? Where was she and the rest of the sore losers when the Chretien Liberals were doing the same. Oh that's right. When it was the Liberals it was ok. Get over it.
- Rick Bungay
- November 19, 2011 - 10:58
I don't know Lana if you heard that globally we are in a economic depression the likes of which we haven't seen before. Canada is much better shape than a lot of countries. This is not a time to spend but a time for fiscal restraint and yes unfortunately people will lose their jobs in the cutbacks. You constantly rage against "the harper government" however never ever say one critical word against organized labour, I wonder why that is? is labour perfect? I also don't see you volunteering to take a pay cut in your overinflated wages to help out your membership. Its easy to blame "big business" but look in the mirror some of the outrageous demands some of the unions that you represent cause a lot of problems as well.
- Cyril Rogers
- November 19, 2011 - 10:14
Actually, Ms Payne, it is more like 25% of the Canadian electorate that voted for Harper in the last election. Such is the brokenness of the electoral system that we are electing dictators like Harper and will likely continue to do so as long as we don't collectively rise up and demand a fairer system. An analysis of any statement coming out of Question Period, or out of any member of Harper's Cabinet, reeks of obfuscation and a very simplistic response to critical issues facing the average person. These people are so far removed from the reality of everyday life that it is unbelieveable but here they are...firmly entrenched and believing they have a mandate from the Canadian people to do what they want. No fair-minded person could look at this system and see anything democratic about it. yet, by and large, the electorate is allowing this dictatorial government to drive us toward a right wing approach to society. If Canadians don't wake up, we will awake one day soon and wonder how we became such a rich-oriented and selfish society in such a short period of time. The real scandel is that we have done it to ourselves!
- rogers deception
- November 22, 2011 - 08:07
Here he goes again, twisting statistics in an effort to deceive people. A true proponent of 'lies, damn lies and statistics'.
- November 23, 2011 - 14:28
Just because some Canadians decide to forego their opportunity to vote, that doesn't mean the government elected by those who do vote is somehow less democratically chosen. Those who do not vote had their chance, and made their choice just like the rest of us. They chose to let others decide for them.
- November 19, 2011 - 09:05
Would you please get over it