Prime Minister Stephen Harper is asking fiscally-conservative Liberals to consider voting against the NDP nightmare that awaits us if another minority Parliament is elected on May 2 - Harper pleads with Liberal supporters to vote Tory to stop NDP:
“I think it is disastrous. I’m not kidding. I think the NDP economic platform would be an utter disaster for the country,” he said, referring to the $69 billion in new spending proposed over four years, including a $20 billion carbon tax.
“I don’t think an NDP-led minority coalition would last very long but I think it would do enormous damage every single day it’s in office.”
As a side benefit the Liberal Party of Canada would get some time to reflect and rebuild – which would surely be a gift as opposed to continually being on high election-alert.
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NDP’s cynical vows – Financial Post:
…and we’ve only touched on four of the 205 first steps, the NDP promises to work with the provinces to eventually double -double! -Canada and Quebec Pension Plan benefits. If “eventually” is 75 years from now, fine, but for the immediate future the humongous policy problem we face is that the Baby Boom retirement bulge threatens to strangle our pension system even at constant benefit rates.
A cynical, extravagant and irresponsible promise to flat-out double benefits is the very best evidence the NDP assumed it would never get close to power. It’s also the best argument why voters should render that assumption operative.
Harper: Choose PM, not a drinking buddy – Bryn Weese