The Tory’s trained seals

The master puppeteer and his puppets continue their attack on the poor in order to reduce consumer and corporate taxes

Well-known national affairs writer Chantal Hebert recently wrote, “On Stephen Harper’s watch, ministerial accountability is not in fashion; if the Conservative cabinet had to vote for a mascot, one might suggest a trained seal.” This would be really funny, if it were not so true.

The master puppeteer and his puppets continue their attack on the poor in order to reduce consumer (the only truly fair tax) and corporate taxes. Perhaps it is time for a national referendum to assist Harper et al in prioritizing budget issues.

I wonder how many of our citizens would vote to cease useless wars on marijuana and solicitation and direct those billions to infrastructure (thereby creating jobs and increasing the tax base), OAS/GIS, the homeless, education, etc.

But that’s not going to happen. Even if it did, this government would not implement the changes because of Harper’s outdated ideologies.

Maybe soon the seals will open their eyes. If not, I’m sure they will feel like part of an Eskimo hunt, come next election.

Patrick MacDonald

Penticton