Don’t rush to the candy store
rush to elect Liberals had the familiar look of an autumn craving for a sugar rush, with the added bonus of a free run in the candy store.
do not recommend that you follow millions of years of evolution telling us that we need to store as much calories as possible before winter sets in, believing that the candy store will soon be free. Go buy your own with your dime. Adjusted for inflation, a loonie will buy you a couple.
very soon, even before the best known Canadian leaves his North Pole complex, we will learn that, unfortunately for Virginia, there is no candy left in the store, and that the jolly red giant will have to say so. But at least with the Liberals, we can be sure that the North Pole will remain Canadian and that both Saint Nick and Superman will truly be Canadian, once and for all.
the strangest election in decades, the NDP decided to play it safe and the Liberals went for broke. Former President Harper ™ believing that the best advice he ever got from a Trudeau was to read Machiavelli, played it from the sideline, watching both Liberals and NDP’s fighting each other to death and then rushing in to knock them both down. Keeping with the Halloween theme, there was even a living dead walking in the Bloc Québécois.
soon, very soon, some civil servant at the Treasury Board will have to tell the Liberals that the till is empty, and that those small deficits that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau predicted will be huge. That is not even counting his promises of infrastructure spending.
he decides to do something radical, à la his father, and raise taxes. Which we all know is impossible. So was the radical notion of wage and price control. Well it was not a Liberal idea, but a Conservative one, but who cares about these little details in the greater scheme of life known as OZ, sorry, politics.
silly fact is that we are undertaxed for the level of services that government provides. The rich, and let’s be honest, any family making more than 125,000 dollars is not poor, are not paying their share. We all are, in fact, borrowing to pay for their Lexus. Trickledown economics was a bad joke told by Bozo to Ronald Reagan who tried to adapt it to the human world. Nobody needs to hear Bernie Sanders here; the rich are getter richer while the middle class is getting thinner every day.
Trudeau acts radically in the first couple of months of his mandate, working with the Provinces honestly, Canada can rapidly get back on track to a slow rise to prosperity. There is no contradiction here; we need to go back very fast to prosperity as a goal for all knowing that this will be a long and arduous process. Some will have to change their Lexus once every 3 years and spend a week less in Florida each year; this will be hard for them. We are not dreaming of a day when the subject of pride would be that rich people would brag to each other that they pay more income tax than the other, then we wonder why Mad Men was so popular considering the tax burden of the rich back then!
Minister Trudeau, if he acts boldly and acknowledges to Canadians that the only way to a prosperous and just Canada is to be realistic about the state of the economy, has a fighting chance of bringing back the country to what it was during his father’s term in office.
Fire Chief Chris Goodsell, on behalf of N.E.I.M.A (North East International Mutual Aid) of which the Town of Stanstead, Canton de Stanstead, Canton de Potton (Mansonville) and Regie Massawippi are members, recently contacted the Stanstead Journal about an important and interesting event coming up in Newport, Vermont, on October 24th.
an invitation that he sent out to other fire departments in the Estrie region, Mr. Goodsell commented: “For all of us, especially here in the Eastern Townships, July 6th 2013 will never be forgotten. More so for those of you who responded to Lac Megantic, and witnessed the scene with your own eyes.
chiefs will agree that a fire, a natural disaster or a major incident, knows no language, or border. The Lac Megantic incident is an example of that. Along with many of you, eight American trucks, and over thirty American firefighters also joined the fight during those difficult hours.
join us, as we welcome Chief Tim Pellerin, of the Rangeley Maine Fire Department to the North Country Union High