Where does finance minister Chrystia Freeland get off boosting one of conservative Pierre Poilievre’s dumber ideas? We thought he was stupid to say that, under a conservative regime, there would be no new expenditures without equivalent cuts in other programs. And now we learn that Freeland is making it a directive to her cabinet colleagues.
There is no shorter route to a recession than for everyone to stop spending. If she does not know that, then she and her advisors should all be fired.
And how can Canadians stop spending? They are being ripped off by the oil companies and the food chain. When unconscionable profits are not stopped by her government, what gives her the right to inflict more harm on us?
Canada needs investment, not recession. We need clean energy infrastructure. We need high-speed electric trains replacing fossil-fueled airplanes. We need electric vehicles of all types. We need inexpensive, energy-conserving homes. We need reasonably priced rental accommodation. We need to protect our farmland.
Freeland doesn’t seem to understand that you learn from the past and you build for the future. She needs to understand that if Canadians want to forsake the future, they need only vote conservative. And if they wanted a further lift back into the past, they could vote for the new democrats.
I believe I read something about her latest foolishness in connection with a speech in Washington. It seemed to ask American lawmakers for their approval of her road to recession. It would certainly get rave reviews from the Trump republicans. Anything that makes the rich richer and the poor poorer seems to please those idiots.
And, frankly, Canadians are sick and tired of the stupid conservative assertion that government spending, during the worst of the pandemic, was the cause of the current world inflation. Government spending had very much to do with how well we got through the first waves of the pandemic and very little to do with the current inflation. The breakdown of the world-wide distribution system, the greed of some industries and world tensions have caused the inflation. And Ms. Freeland and her finance department staff are not helping.
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