Don’t rush to the candy store

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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

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