The lights are on late in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). The price of crude oil is less than $50 a barrel. The Canadian dollar is trading just under 80 cents American. The surplus promised in the 2014-15 fiscal year is gone. The federal budget that was expected in March is being put off until April or May, or later. The Bank of Canada prime lending rate has been dropped to 0.75 per cent to stabilize the currency. What is the Hair to do?
Part of the problem is that the Hair has foolishly decided to try for a fourth term as Prime Minister. He can hardly run on the strength of his management of Canada’s economy. The economy is in the toilet. He snubbed manufacturing and opted for tar sands exports.
His own finance minister, the late Jim Flaherty, told him that offering rich parents income splitting would be giving money to the wrong people. The Hair not only did it but pre-announced his largess just before the price of oil went into the tank. Now he has done it and cannot pay for it.
And the Hair has sent Canadians into harm’s way in Iraq. He sent them on a crusade to smite the infidel of the New Caliphate. These people are the brigands who also call themselves the Islamic State. We really know them as thieves, cowards and murderers.
But they shake their fists at us in our peaceful homes and threaten to bring their jihad to us. It will just be an excuse for the Hair to propose draconian laws that infringe on the rights and freedoms of Canadians of all colors and faiths.
But what are Canadians really worried about? It must be the hair! Looking at Babel-on-the-Bay’s stats on Google Analytics this morning tells all. The most viewed posting in this blog is not about beer or bitumen or even the dangers of xenophobia. There has been a steady stream of readers of the archives (more than 6000 and counting) and is continuing to access this blog’s first reference to the Prime Minister’s hairpiece. There was even an e-mail from a reader today suggesting that a wig was a goofy form of deception.
If that was the only thing that the Hair did to deceive Canadians, we would be getting off easy.
When a man in the Prime Minister’s position flies around the world with his personal hairdresser, you should worry. And if you were going to vote for him because he always looks so prime ministerial, just think of what it costs us.
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