Canada's New Democratic Party Leader Layton unveils $51-billion Platform
Barry Artiste Op/Ed
Wow, I am speechless, surely the NDP have the Election in the Bag, I salute Mr. Layton in his 51 Billion dollar plan for helping out all ordinary Canadians.
Jack Layton told his plan to an glowing ecstatic crowd of imbibed Heroin and Crack Cocaine NDP supporters, who most likely all got Naked and slammed umbrellas up their butts in unison while shagging Unicorns.
Because in my Opinion, anyone who would promise such a farcical joke as well as anyone who believes him, has to be on Crack, as for the umbrellas up their arse and the Unicorns, well those are a Barry Artiste Freebie.
What many fail to understand is if Layton were elected and carried out this promise, he certainly would make history, Canada would become a welfare state.
Layton promising freebies or heavily subsidized programs actually would not be needed such as daycare, cause the parents of these children would be shortly unemployed. Why? Do people seriously think like Layton does that Corporate tax breaks benefit the Owner of the company?
In part, just a small portion does benefit corporates in that if more employees they hire through tax breaks, the more successful they will be.
The Tax breaks are to ensure the corporation can hire employees, lots of employees, as well as research and development in order to stay competitive against CHEAP world markets, like in Asia and the Pacific Rim countries who use slave labour and any means to monopolise and flood our markets with cheap, disposable goods.
This will eventually mean NO Manufacturing in Canada for anything, including medicine, food, appliance, clothes, thus our only source of these goods will be at the mercy of Pacific Rim countries like China. Is this what is in store for Canada? Zero Competition, if the only source of goods is outside our country.
Farms are going under at a drastic rate as they cannot compete with world markets. Soon one day soon, we will be relegated to being a Consumer Based Society period!! Though that would be hard to believe, as we would not have any money to buy anything anyways, since most of us would be unemployed except for police and welfare workers!
Hence a Welfare Society! He talks of our failing lumber industry, and that is true, we need to stop selling our raw materials to Asian markets, and sell our lumber as completed products. That would go a long way in boosting our Lumber industry.
The Corporate Tax breaks also entice investment and new business in this Country, such as Honda, Siemens, pharmaceutical research,etc... Take away the Corporate Tax cuts, and businesses will undoubtedly fail, cause if no money to boost employee salaries or to hire them is taken away, that will mean an end to any paycheques for millions and millions of NOW unemployed Canadian Corporate employees, who by the way pay Taxes from those corporate employee salaries to the Government for all the programs we currently enjoy.
The trickle down from that will be the NEW corporate unemployed who will soon default on their mortgages, bankruptcy, Zero Health Care, Mom and Pop stores as well as big retailers would then suffer and downsize or go out of business, so now even morenon corporate people will lose their jobs.
Trust me, though there maybe no easy answers, regardless of the NDP and Jack Layton's statement of easy solutions, without forethought of the consequences that will follow for all of us. And people seriously are considering electing this wonk as the head of Canada? Give me a (Tax) Break!
I used to admire and respect Layton as he at one time had good policies, but now I think he is on Crack, riding that Unicorn of Idiocy, screaming "Give me Crack or Give me Death!"
http://news.sympatico.msn.ca/abc/Election_08/ContentPosting.aspx?isfa=1&feedname=CP_EN_ELECTION&showbyline=True&newsitemid=137646061 Layton unveils $51-billion NDP platform
OTTAWA - NDP Leader Jack Layton has staked his claim as the main alternative to the Harper Tories with a $51-billion campaign platform targeted at ordinary families at the expense of big corporations.
Joan Bryden , THE CANADIAN PRESS
The no-deficit plan released Sunday promises a big new baby bonus, better health care, more daycare spaces, and help for aboriginals and students.
It would be funded largely by rolling back $47 billion in corporate tax cuts brought in by the Liberals and Conservatives. Designed to portray New Democrats as siding with families over big business, the platform would boost federal spending by $8 billion initially, ramping up to $18 billion by the fourth year.
Layton, is hoping the platform - released in time for televised leaders' debates on Wednesday and Thursday - will bolster his claim that he's a serious contender for the prime minister's job.
"There's a sense that this time, in this election, we can really make a difference," he told an ecstatic partisan crowd. "And maybe we can even make a little history."