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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Outrage fatigue 

Ever since the grotesque budget bill came down, we've been going through the Stages of Outrage -- denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance.
Every time I read another story about the Harper Con's budget bill -- AKA The End Of Canada As We Know It -- I get more and more upset about what they think they're doing, what gives them the right, how dare they...
Well, I guess they think they were elected to dismantle everything that any of the Conservative voters ever complained about, and they're going to do it just as fast as they can, as far under the radar as they can get, without consulting anyone or even telling anyone what they're doing, and they think they have the right because 40 per cent of Canadians voted for them.  So they're changing Old Age Security and employment Insurance, breaking federal unions, silencing agencies and charities that say or do things they don't like, throwing out 300,000 immigration applications, and emasculating environmental assessment, while also giving government ministers (read: the Prime Minister's Office) the authority to do all sorts of things in secret that used to be done openly, like decide whether charities can issue tax receipts, or determine who gets to enter the country.
The latest news is that the budget bill also abolishes the requirement that federal contractors pay "fair wages" -- ie, equivalent to what unionized trades would receive.  So we can also wave goodbye to the construction trade unions.
I have reached Outrage Fatigue zombie level six.
The good news is, our parliamentarians are getting more polite -- now that's real progress, isn't it?

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5 Comments:

I'm not sure if I have outrage fatigue, because I feel like my head is going to explode. I feel like a power-addicted trolloping dinosaur wants to squash us all like bugs, including his own MP's, then mow down on whatever bits are left.

I take a Harper break, but keep the outrage. Acceptance! Never, no, non, nyet, nein, not in this lifetime!

By Anonymous Penny, at 12:24 am  

One small correction - 40% of Canadians didn't vote for them. 40% of those who voted, voted for them. Now take out the 50% who didn't vote, those who are not registered to vote, and those who live in Canada but are not eligible to vote and we can safely say that less than 20% of adults in Canada actually voted for them.

By Blogger kirbycairo, at 5:35 am  

One small correction - 40% of Canadians didn't vote for them. 40% of those who voted, voted for them. Now take out the 50% who didn't vote, those who are not registered to vote, and those who live in Canada but are not eligible to vote and we can safely say that less than 20% of adults in Canada actually voted for them.

By Blogger kirbycairo, at 5:35 am  

I don't believe Harper won any vote. Over half of Canadians did not want Harper as P.M...he knew it, he cheated. Harper is frantically, trying to quash the Election fraud and the robo-call investigations. What does that tell us.

We know Harper is appointing, two new Conservative judges. The etioboke Center election, was declared null and void by Supreme court. Moritz is appealing that decision. Let us wait and see, if one of Harper's judges, presides over the appeal? Harper is trying to stop all of the investigations, of the ridings in dispute. What does that tell us???

Well, if Harper is saying he is innocent, why stop the investigations? I would want my name cleared as fast, as I could get it done.

Harper is every bit as hateful as, Stalin, Hitler and Mussolini. All of them, have the, exact same typo personalities.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:38 pm  

Deep breath, everyone. At this rate, Harper's going to win by burning you all out.

He had barely enough support to cheat his way to power last time, and his behavior since has pissed away a good chunk of the support he did have.

He can do a lot of damage in three or four years, but apart from the delay in taking environmental questions seriously, little of it is irreversible. Let's just keep sawing at him, and sooner or later we'll have him out of power and hopefully decorating the inside of a prison cell.

By Blogger sunsin, at 2:13 pm  

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