Friday, April 10, 2015

Stephen Harper - No Vision

PM Harper has served as Canada's Prime Minister since 2006.  What has he achieved for Canada?  In comparison to previous Prime Ministers very little for those whom care to look at the facts.  He has travelled all over the world for hundreds of photo ops and has done everything to appear as a great Prime Minister, but it is all an illusion.

Former Premier of Saskatchewan Grant Devine once said you could mismanage Saskatchewan's economy and still break even.  Stephen Harper tried the same thing with Canada's economy and came to the same conclusion as Grant Devine.  It doesn't work!  Devine messed up Saskatchewan's economy and Harper has messed up Canada's economy.  The facts speak for themselves.  Devine ran up the debt in Saskatchewan and Harper has done the same for Canada and Stephen Harper has still failed to introduce his first balanced budget.

There is not one economic reality that speaks well for Grant Devine or Stephen Harper.  Grant Devine was not left with a strong economy when he became Premier and he then proceeded to make it worse.  Stephen Harper was left with a strong economy and a budget surplus, but squandered that and like Grant Devine proceeded to drive the economy into a big whole.  The problem is that every Canadian is financially harmed when a government fails to effectively manage the economy.

Interestingly, both Grant Devine and Stephen Harper have formal education in economics.  It seems that has failed them both and in the process failed all Canadians.  The Prime Minister knows he has failed economically and that is why you hear him ranting everyday about war, terrorists and security. Scare the voters into believing you can protect them and they will forget about the economy.  Again, what has Prime Minister Stephen Harper really achieved for Canada?  Where is his vision for Canada?