Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Opposition already whining, lying

Oh my friends, to spend the night on Rabble after the NDP got a one way ticket to brown town Monday night. It's like porn for political nerds. I'm going to enjoy it thoroughly because they enjoyed the Hell out of it in 2011.

The morning after the election the whiney opposition got #proportionalrepresentation trending on Twitter, and an NDP hack even posted this article on the Globe and Mail website, in which he said
They promised unequivocally to introduce proportional representation before the next election can be held. Now that they have directly benefited from the first-past-the-post system, however, can they be trusted to keep their word? After all, they themselves got 54 per cent of the seats on Monday night but only 39 per cent of the vote. The NDP would have had considerably more seats in a proportional representation system. 
Which of course is a bald-face lie. The Liberals never "unequivocally" promised to introduce PR. From the Liberal platform.
We will convene an all-party Parliamentary committee to review a wide variety of reforms, such as ranked ballots, proportional representation, mandatory voting, and online voting.
For a guy writing in the newspaper he sure doesn't understand the English language very well. Also I find it hilarious the Dippers are clamoring for PR when there was such a huge outrage from them in 2011 when they won more seats than the % of their popular vote and the Liberals won way less... except, yeah their wasn't. Hypocrisy, thy name is Dipper.

The Conservatives have also got in on the post election whine fest, with this gem from The National Pest.
One of my early tweets was “Kiss goodbye to the annual $10,000 TFSA contribution.” It will certainly be disappointing if the Liberals follow through with their promise to cut the tax-free savings account annual contribution limit back to the $5,500 it was until the Conservatives hiked it earlier this year.
While Prime Minister elect Justin Trudeau said repeatedly during the campaign that hardly anyone had “$10,000 lying around” I argued, apparently in vain, that there are hundreds of thousands of baby boomers on the cusp of retirement, not to mention many more already retired seniors, who have well over $100,000 in taxable accounts, all nest eggs on which income tax was initially paid, and yet are subject to annual rounds of tax on interest, dividend and in some cases capital gains.
Yes, because Conservatives are deeply concerned about the plight of such people. You're not getting your panties in a bunch because you and your rich friends won't be able to avoid paying more taxes or anything... Sorry dude, you lost and that means we get to revoke all your regressive policies. I'm really shocked they didn't try to put a flat tax in while they were in power. Shhh, I shouldn't give them any ideas.

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