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Saturday, August 22, 2009


What is the con man Gordon Campbell up to?
In thinking about all the shocking news from the BC Liberals over that last few days,the lies,the con job,the BS,something was gnawing on my mind,I couldn`t quite figure out what it was,was it the massive $4 billion dollar deficit,was it the cuts to healthcare,was it the attacks on libraries,community groups,nope,it wasn`t that,was it the good programs that were cancelled like....
The leaky condo loan grants,like power smart,the scholarships that were cancelled,was it cuts to legal aid or even the cuts to student loans,nope,heck it wasn`t even the BCLC getting into money laundering,there was something that I just couldn`t put my mind to it and then all of a sudden........
Pow,it came to me..........There was something about the last Colin Hansen press statement that wasn`t right,remember this one......
Coilin Hansen with the skill of a used car salesman said ......"The government is going to run deficits until 2013" and Campbell reiterated that the first order of business in the legislature is to re-write the balanced budget law......?
Now lets go back to last January,remember the legislature was re-called so Campbell could break his balanced budget law,and the re-called legislature sat on the week-end,for those of you not in the know it wasn`t an honorable thing to do to work week-ends,at least not in this case,the reason they sat on the week-end was.......
There is a rule,a stupid rule but never the less a rule,when the house sits on a week-end there is NO QUESTION PERIODS......In other words by Campbell forcing the house to sit on a week-end he did an end run around question period and if you recall,Carole James was screaming to have the house sit on the weekdays leading up to the week-end,well we know who won that battle,so why am I making a big deal out of this,well.............
If you recall,they changed the Vancouver charter so Gregor and the city of Vancouver could borrow like 800 million for the athletes village and they changed the balanced budget law,the BC Liberals brought in a bill to allow running deficits for fiscal 2009/2010 and 2010/2011.......and then they were going to return to balanced budgets by 2011/2012 because that WAS the LAW......
So why then did Colin Hansen state that the Campbell Liberals will be running deficits until 2013 and Campbell said the first order of business is to bring in another bill to allow running deficits until 2013 ? What`s the rush,the Campbell government already has the ability to run deficits until 2011.........
Why rush,are there no other priorities,why not wait until next year to bring in that bill,maybe the economy will turn around,maybe it won`t but there is no reason to waste a week of legislature time debating a balanced budget law that wouldn`t come into effect for years.
So there must be another motive,it is to reinforce the need for the HST,is it to waste valuable sitting time in the house,after all the BC legislature sits less days than any legislature in Canada,is it to trap the NDP? Are the NDP going to vote against the law to allow deficits for 4 more years,I hope so,what good would it do the NDP to support the deficit bill,Gordon Campbell would just use it against them.........
So I have some advice for the NDP.......Vote against the bill to allow running deficits for 4 more years and don`t debate it! We don`t need to hear your reason,just stand up and say your voting against it then sit back down and go to a house vote,they have the majority you can`t stop the bill,in the meantime don`t fall into Gordon Campbell`s trap,don`t let him play you,this game is over,move on to more important debates,like the HST.
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