Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, Book V, Chapter II, Article I, p. 911
Andrea Horwath is not wasting any time being the king-maker, as the leader of the Third Party in a minority government in the Province of Ontario. It is a very close minority, so close that if Andrea does not like what the Premier, Dalton McGiunty, proposes, she can bring the whole government down! And she is going to make sure that she gets her polite NDP fingerprints on the McGuinty administration. Good on her, as far as the Oracle of Ottawa is concerned.
|Andrea Horwath wears the pants!!|
What she is proposing is a modest two percent increase on all incomes in Ontario over $500,000. At first hearing the Oracle of Ottawa was totally un-phased. But the Oracle of Ottawa had no idea how many people in the Province of Ontario make over 500 large! It is truly a staggering number. Why a mere two percent increase would net hundreds of millions of dollars, per year!
Of course Dalton made the usual noises. We can't increase taxes etc... But any one in the know, will tell you that the Premier was elated at the NDP idea. The whole scenario is just too perfect. Dalton could pay off the Ontario deficit in no time at all! And it would look like it was all the fault of the NDP! Why the next election would be majority again and for a very long time! And, the Liberal brain trust realized very quickly that anyone who makes over 500 large a year probably didn't vote Liberal any way, well it was all a Godsend! And most of all, it was a chance to cripple the "Harper Government" by giving some of their own back times ten.
So therefore, the first two percent will just be for nothing. Punishment, for not voting Liberal, and saying all those nasty things during the campaign.....
The second two percent is for all that expense that Ontario will no doubt incur due to the 'Harper Government' omnibus crime bill.
The third two percent will cover the expense of the social programs that will increase due to the 'Harper Government' raising the retirement age from 65 to 67!
The fourth two percent will be for even more lavish health care and education! Ontario must lead the way, it is our destiny. We are still the power in Canada, and power has shifted not at all....
The fifth two per cent is for the same reason as the first two percent. But the daily interest could support a program to give any whiners a ride to the airport of their choice should they decide to seek residence somewhere posher; like Alberta. And good fucking riddance.... The Oracle of Ottawa eagerly awaits Tim "Chain Gang" Hudak's response to the great social bill.....
You go girl! Make the rich pay and pay and pay some more!!