John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book IV, Line 749
It seems that the wee banty Jimmy, the all high financial leprechaun is at it again folks. All those deep details that the Opposition is not going to get a chance to debate in the recent "omnibus" budget are surfacing at the finance ministers ill timed and poorly executed press conferences. Today's revelation had to do with unemployment insurance, now known comedically as employment insurance, and they were scary indeed. And right in line with all the rumors that have been recently burning around Ottawa.
|Wee Jimmy says; Hail victory...|
It seems to the vertically challenged little man, that a poor job is much better than no job! Right out loud. The Oracle of Ottawa could hardly believe his own ears. So, if you are an unemployed temporary teacher say and you become seasonally unemployed, you are now a candidate for a new Canadian manufacturing job, at McDonalds, manufacturing burgers! Or perhaps the teacher could be deployed in the new Canadian high tech sector, as a call center operator!
|Wee Jimmy ponders no job...|
The Oracle of Ottawa was under the impression that the 'Harper Government' was all about free markets, the absolutely unquestionable choice and power of the decision making of unrestricted free market capitalism! You know the "marketplace" where you could take it or leave it. Well, apparently the Canadian people seem to be getting very good at it. They are simply leaving it! The wee boggy went on about the great pending labor shortages that are affecting all of Canada at present. This is of course an utter and bare faced lie! It is just simply a question of supply and demand. Most Canadian employers refuse to supply the wages demanded by the Canadian workers. So quite simply, many Canadian highly skilled workers are simply going to ground and refusing to apply for E.I. until better days come along.
If we did have a truly capitalistic economy the 'Harper Government' would stand aside and keep their hands off, wouldn't they? But the mask is off now dear readers. It seems that take it or leave it is now going to be reduced to take it or else. You don't need the Oracle of Ottawa to tell you dear reader that this smacks of straight up and base fascism. There is no other word for it. When it comes to push from shove how dare you leave it! In the words of the environment minister Peter Kent, take it or leave it is just a figure of speech like money laundering and is only used in election campaigns...
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