Industry Minister Tony Clement? Oh ya, he’s the guy who worshipped Ronal Regan and Margaret Thatcher when he was younger. Well his allegiances seem to run the same, after all he is a tora-tora-tory and is as admiring of the Bush government as anything else. So Tony is waiting for the U.S. to have another go-round with an auto-pact, the initial one falling dead on the Senate floor. In preperation he’s made a pact so the Canuk Feds and Ontario will subsidize the snowbird auto industry…a 3.3 Billion dollars (make your little finger go to the corner of your mouth and emmulate Dr. Evil, please). Plus he says a deficit budget is LIKELY.
Well Tony, the moon is LIKELY to be full tonight, the RCMP who tasered the Polish guy to death at Vancouver Airport are LIKELY not to get tagged for it, Barrak Obama is LIKELY to be the new president, and Finance Minister Flaherty and Harper are LIKLEY to make up that deficit budget.
It’s also LIKELY you, Tony, will get berated by Steve because you said what you did and Steve is LIKELY to chastise any cabinet minister or backbencher who says anything. So while you’re adjusting your red, white and blue XRAY glasses, expect to look up and see Steve wagging his finger at you.
Could the Cons or any other political party in Canada ever stop to think of alternatives? Like, say, boosting the funds to the R&D department for alternative fuel autos? To increase a loan to re-tool for more energy efficient, non combustible, non-gas spewing vehicles that were probably invented in the 50′s as X-cars and would work wonders today and be AFFORDABLE in a depression/recession? Naw, we just see guy after guy thinking inside the envelope and trying to look like a hero for it.
And the auto sector continues to dinasaur itself with international union scamming. Gosh, gee, I was SO upset when the Teamsters lost quadruple overtime about a decade ago. Has anyone ever stopped to think that maybe, just maybe, like micro-breweries, micro auto plants could do very well on regional basises? Naw because that would be too easy.
It’s LIKELY this country is making me sick.