The arch puppet and the tax pusher representing the sniveling Liberals are once again poised to pick the pockets of Ontarians. The Cambridge Times reports that after finding money in budget for day care and a one percent increase in Ontario Disability support program payments; Dalton McGinty announced he will implement a surtax on those earning $500,000 or more in exchange for the NDP’s support of their minority government’s budget. Now it is laudable; noble and our civic duty to help the disabled and assist those who cannot afford daycare. What disgusts me is that the Liberals are seeming to strong arm the NDP; suggesting that support for these programs hinges on their support. Even more blatant blackmail is the reports from local constituents in the Cambridge riding receiving robocalls from the Liberals stating that a vote against the budget is a vote against the planned expansion of the Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Minister of health Deb Mathews pretty much asserted that this is true; according to the Cambridge Times. I salute MPP Rob Leone for not supporting the budget.
The focus of the article is basically that budget fails to address the reckless spending of the Liberal party. That is true and it annoys me that they have the gall to lecture the public wasteful. On a side note; I don’t believe for a second when Dalton McGinty states that the tax increase would be lifted in 2017 once the books are balanced. This is coming from a guy whose track record for breaking campaign promises are legendary. Promises like rolling back tolls on the 407, to cut ministers pay for running a deficit and my favorite; “I will not raise taxes”. I cannot take the word of a proffessional liar,(I view most career politicians as proffessional liars). In law if a witness is caught in a lie than a jury has the right to dismiss anything else they have to say; I think the same principle would apply here. What the article fails to mention is that this is part of an ongoing campaign against the middle classes.
When people talk about class warfare, redistribution of the wealth, rail against the evils of capitalism or the narrow minded statement of Atinuke Bankole, president of the Cambridge NDP; “those who can afford to pay more should pay more”; are really only attacking the upper middle classes and not the real culprits; the big boys; the vultures; the financiers who make risky bets and expect the taxpayers bail them out. Who laugh all the way to bank; pat each other on the banks and call us suckers. Then sick the lower classes on the moderately wealthy to distract their righteous anger. The elite love socialism because the population is easier to control and they can keep all of the wealth for themselves. Capitalism is not a bad thing; monopolism is a bad thing. When mega corporation amalgamate and squeeze out small businesses are wreck local economies; that is not my view of capitalism. It is corporatism and when they have an army of lobbyist dictating government policies then that is fascism.
We must remeber that the more the middle class disappears the less power there is the hands of the average person because people of lower incomes are more dependent on the government. I am a poor student and can barely afford my rent but I was raised middle class and hate watching opportunities for upward mobility being systematically eradicated.
Both Zbigniew Brzeninskiin his book Between Two Ages and Carroll Quigley his book Tragedy and Hope; have been calling for an end of the middle classes decades ago. These guys are both members of the CFR(the Council of Foriegn Relations); them and their UK counterparts the RIIA(The Royal Institute of International Affairs) are unelected bodies that have enormous sway over western governments. So they do not mince words. They call for a new feudalism and a post democratic society under a scientific dictatorship of a handful of elites. There is to be austerity for all; which is really poverty while the wealth stays at the top. I know that this sounds alot like the plot of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World but sadly that is their mindsets. A society where everyone is equal under the stewardship of an intellectual elite sounds alot like communist Russia to me.We could ask the Kulaks how humane that system was but unfortunately they were liquidated as a class under Stalin. This austerity innocuously labeled as the new green economy is one of the things on the agenda of 2012 Rio Earth Summit this coming June under the guise of sustainable developement.
I hope that I am wrong and that I am just a crack pot who spends too much time online. Unfortunately I have been seeing society move in this direction since I started paying attention after the banker bailout in 2008. This is a large and complex issue which I cannot due justice to in a single article and I hope to expand on it sometime in the future. I just wanted to rant; sling mud at one of my favorite targets the McGinty Government and hopefully spark a dialogue.