Sunday, January 08, 2006

The Bobble-Heads of Parliament, or, Pass the Voting Card and Strychnine, Sir.

I read the front section ONLY of the local rag today and that was enough.

I have been on medication up until recently because others were convinced I was losing it, but I think perhaps the shoe was on the wrong foot. I'm depressed because the planet is fucking crazy and my mind is reacting in the the only way it knows how, shutting down, tuning out, giving up.

We've got a farce of an election coming up in the White North and all of the players are scumbags and theives. We've got the liberals promising tax rebates as if we can be bribed with our own money into letting them back into power, only so they can dig deeper into our own pockets.

Maybe I am wrong, but if we wind up every year with a huge government windfall in terms of taking in more taxes than they require to effectively run the country, perhaps they should NOT TAKE SO MUCH TAX TO BEGIN WITH? Every year, we have the finance minister beaming that they have an over-balanced budget with a surplus that would make any G8 country green with envy, yet a populace that is on the verge of tears because the taxes excised (there is no better word) are more than anyone can bear.

People are retiring into abject poverty. Nobody is saving any money. Personally, i lose a week's wages in taxes for every week I work. Does this sound like a 'healthy' economy? STOP RAPING US, AND LET US KEEP SOME HARD-EARNED CASH!

I personally plan to leave this country over this. Now, if the options in terms of other parties offered up any type of solution to this, perhaps I would not be so glum, chum, but they do not. All of our 'options' will probably be similar to what we have now, with all the local and international effectiveness as tits on the proverbial bull.

Our first option, if I just ignore the Liberals for a moment here, is the Conservative party led by none other than the creepy neo-fascist, Bush-buddy Stephen 'pound-puppy' Harper. He's now making bold promises to cut taxes, but as usual, it is a cheap ploy. He has no idea the state of the economy and won't be able to do anything until he's elected in. You know, what's so wrong with campaigning to 'look into a tax cut'? At least it is truthful to a certain extent. If you want to know why taxes are so high to begin with, look no further. the GST mess began with them. Do we take a chance to see? Why, we already know they'll trample our rights like a bull in a china shop based on his previous comments on Terrorism, war and the rights of citizens in this country. He puts on a meek grin, but he has a massive boner to fuck us with, and he's rarin' to use it.

The NDP and Jack 'softie' Layton? If it was up to these guys, we'd have to throw our money in a big pile and divvy it up evenly. This party is run primarily for the weak, and everyone knows the weak do not run the economy. Health care, a septic morass as is, does not work under the founding principals, but they will not change it. Taxes will get higher under these people as they try to institue every damned social system under the sun. Hell, if it was up to them, I'm sure we'd be funding health care systems in foreign countries! Now, don't get me wrong, we should not run a system whereby the weak fall through the cracks, but we should not coddle them either. Canada under-achieves enough without the urging of governmental offices.

The Bloc (A.K.A. The Quececois Communist Party)and Gilles 'never blink' Duceppe? Listen, these guys are so in bed with the unions that they might as well change their name to 'Les Teamsters'. Quebec is a society that just does not work. 15% of the gross population works for the government, and untold more are unionized. The roads are a mess, the beaurocracy a tangled web of red tape and disinterest. The infrastructrure is crumbling and new work projects disintegrate within 5 years due to improperly trained technicians and the disinterest of political heads. They waste money like a college student on credit, yet they reap in the highest taxes of all provinces. Head offices left Quebec in a stampede to Calgary after the referendum push in 95 to the tune of OVER 250. All those jobs went with them. We careened into a depression. And now they want to do it again. What are they, Heir to Napoleon's self-destructive, aggrandizing ways?

...So, the Devil I know, or just get the hell out of Dodge?


Blogger Sinkchicken said...

You always make chemistry F-U-N fun!

11:32 a.m.  
Blogger Eeky The Great! said...

how can you ignore the liberals...even for a moment...

they're so loud and hairy...kind of like monkeys!

6:33 p.m.  
Blogger Kathleen Callon said...

Sorry about the taxes, but at least you're not American... the war in Iraq alone is expected to cost each of us at least a thousand dollars, and most of us are against it. Maybe you should run for office.

"Blog Monkey is better than ye other ol' assholes!" has a nice ring to it.

6:58 p.m.  
Blogger Mikey said...

Great post! But Kathleen above is right. At least your hard-earned tax dollars aren't being used to kill innocent Iraqis.

- Mikey, a Blog Monkey fan

8:55 p.m.  
Blogger Blog Monkey said...

however, we do help build the bombs that get dropped, and most of those companies get corporate welfare.

our taxes kill canadians who wait in lineups for health care. i have a friend who died of cancer waiting for treatment.

9:24 a.m.  
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1:18 p.m.  

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