They never learn, do they? They are a never-ending line of false economists preaching the same fool’s gospel. They could be a Reagan, a Thatcher, a Truss or a Poilievre. They all preach the same drivel: “Get aboard our freedom wagons. Just bring money.”
They preach smaller, less caring government, fewer regulations and open markets. They want tax cuts for the rich that can be paid for later. The working stiffs will inevitably pay the bills. The rich will just get richer.
And what do you think of this new girl in town in Westminster? Her first act as prime minister in the United Kingdom was tax cuts for people earning more than £150,000 per year. She said the money lost to the Treasury can be borrowed and paid back later—much later. The hew and cry for her head on a pike, the imploding pound, the economy tanking, convinced her of the error of her ways.
But the Brits never learn. Ever since the stupidity of Brexit, the world has watched the once-proud country’s economy dance on the head of a pin. And the last vestige of stability on the island has been laid to rest. Long live the king?
But England’s Truss is no different from the false gods before her or those who will trail after her. She was amazed at the outcry for her head. She withdrew her crowning gesture. She said she was not that kind of girl.
But what about this loud-mouth in Canada, Pierre Poilievre. He thinks he should replace a prime minister who has yet to give up his training wheels. Poilievre preaches freedom. He promises small government, low taxes, less waste on those unworthy of patronage. He promises a Bitcoin economy in a land where the central bank knuckles under to political direction.
And the poor will pay the cost of an economy written for the rich. It is the new freedom that he promises the rabble-rousers, the trouble makers, the anti-vaxxers, the anti-immigrants, the bigots—and the youth who do not understand the extent of the freedom they already have.
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