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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Ignatieff's deficit fix? 'Wait and see'

"Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff vowed that a Liberal government would get rid of the Harper government's $50-billion deficit without raising taxes, but wouldn't explain how it would do that."

"“Wait and see,” Mr. Ignatieff told reporters Wednesday on what was essentially the first day of a pre-election campaign for the Liberal Party, a campaign that will likely begin in earnest some time this fall after he and his party announced on Tuesday that they will no longer prop up the minority government of Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper."


Michael Ignatieff, the people of Canada want an answer to this question, if you are not willing to give one we can only conclude that you and your party have not thought of any way to deal with Canada's 50 billion dollar deficit! If you cannot be frank with the people of Canada regarding this crucial question,then we have no reason to trust you or believe you have any better plans to deal with Canada than the ruling Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. If you are going to be secretive regarding this issue, then the people of Canada have to believe that your behavior regarding all crucial issues Canada faces in the present and the future is going to be the same, whether or not you become Prime Minister of Canada.

Mr. Ignatieff why should the people of Canada trust you?

To quote Don Martin of the National Post:

"A leader (Ignatieff) who opened the door to post-recession tax hikes to whittle down the deficit did a startling flip-flop on Wednesday. If the party wins the election, the Liberals will have “inherited a $50 billion hole from Mr. Harper and we’ll clean it up without raising taxes”. How? He can’t say."

"His (Ignatieff's) pledge to devise a Canadian climate change policy in isolation from the United States is impossible. 
And get a load of his planned ballot box question: “Who is best placed to lead Canada into the economy of tomorrow?”
For thousands of callers flooding the government hotline asking about the tax break for their home improvements so far this year, the answer would be the party giving them a tax break today."


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"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."-Sidney Madwed

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every woman and man present their views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.- Albert Einstein Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia

A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed

Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -Albert Einstein

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. -His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. -

Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.-Gehlek Rinpoche Source: "The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 pg. 165

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.