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Politicians becoming as pure and transparent as driven snow

Jim McDonald, Dundas

According to the recently delivered federal Liberal flyer — apparently written by, and certainly featuring, dreamy-eyed Justin Trudeau — all of his policies will deal exclusively with Downton Abbey…I mean Parliament Hill. 

Everything and every politician on the Hill will become as pure and transparent as the driven snow if Mr. Trudeau makes it to the PM’s chair. By concentrating exclusively on elected politicians to keep them from straying, Mr. Trudeau has decided to let ordinary Canadians (the so-called middle class as he refers to us) make the policies. Bottom-up policy-making, he claims, is superior to the top-down variety. 

(Let’s hear it for a huge middle-class, across the board raise!) 

To be sure, he will have his hands full keeping the people’s reps in order. 

And since Mr. Trudeau claims that the middle class has not had a raise in 30 years, he wants to change that through hope and hard work (his words, not mine). 

Here’s hoping that my hard work over the past three decades has paid off. If Mr. Trudeau becomes prime minister in 2015, there should  be one huge whopper of a raise for all us middle class hard workers, and just maybe a “chicken for every pot.” If Mr. Trudeau’s calculations on middle class income figures are correct, that’s the least we can expect after 30 years of treading water, without seeing our incomes rise by even a single dime.


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