Wednesday, May 10, 2006

PM Stephen Harper Deals

Isn’t it interesting how so little changes from one government to another? Stephen Harper condemned the liberals when they were in a minority government for accepting an NDP proposal, Harper called unprecedented and irresponsible, for increased spending in the budget to secure their support.

Stephen Harper did the same thing by going to the NDP in a backroom meeting with a promise to essentially maintain the original deal the NDP had made with the liberals. It gets more interesting when you consider that the NDP had the money in the bank via Bill C-48, which they secured by calling all those who would benefit.

It was secured as the beneficiaries all lobbied the conservative government to make sure the funds in Bill C-48 would be delivered. Their efforts and the NDP strategy worked as it was found last month the conservative government is setting up independent trust funds to distribute around $3.6 billion from C-48.

Stephen Harper, like former Prime Minister Paul Martin, will do whatever it takes to stay in power. Harper will sing whatever tune we voters like if it keeps him in office. Do you have a tune in mind? Our Prime Minister is accepting requests everyday. His current strategy is to get the voters to sing the tunes he wants to hear. Not a bad strategy. Interesting!