May 12, 2015

What Trudeau calls "fairness" is "what most people call 'bad math'"

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Justin Trudeau made the claim once again that his tax plan is all about fairness. In Ottawa, others -- including the NDP -- are saying it is simply bad math.

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commented 2015-05-13 12:07:03 -0400
Budgets do take care of themselves so none of this should matter?
commented 2015-05-12 20:02:31 -0400
He is a shallow, pretentious dork. Worse, watching him read a stupid, facile speech is really painful.
commented 2015-05-12 17:57:40 -0400
“Whatever happened to the thinking intelligent left winger. Where did they all go?” Just guessing. Pot Parties?
commented 2015-05-12 17:49:37 -0400
“I don’t want to hear the word “fairness” used by members of a party which voted against individual property rights not once but three times.” Yes, I remember that as well. To hell with the (peasants, let them eat cake) public. Only what Lieberals wanted counts.
commented 2015-05-12 16:58:57 -0400
His prepared speeches on any and every topic are so filled with gravitas, pathos and pregnant pauses, you’d think he was auditioning for King Lear. But, in fact, it just makes him look like a condescending pompous ass!
commented 2015-05-12 16:47:17 -0400
My husband and I like to think that we are part of the “middle class”. We both are retired seniors living off our pensions, investments, etc. We both have money in TFSA’s, we have RSP’s, and we benefit from pension-splitting. We would be “hurt” by any plans to change TFSA’s or pension-splitting. So, Trudeau’s economic plan is NOT ’Fairness" for us!
commented 2015-05-12 15:05:12 -0400
I have read the comments below. It doesn’t look like he is talking to a bunch of 3 year olds. He looks like a 3 year old trying to get a cookie. He is so transparent. Who would vote for this clown.
Is that how you spell “transparent”? Where is Joan Abernethy when you need her. Sheesh!
commented 2015-05-12 14:51:22 -0400
Fairness or bad math? How about a third option here. I believe he’s using smoke and mirrors here to tell porkies because he truly believes most of the electorate are too ignorant to sort out the truth. We will see how much luck he has with that come election time.
commented 2015-05-12 14:43:38 -0400
The problem with the Pot-Smoking Camp Counsellor is his total incompetence when it comes to anything that demands an adult mindset. Not only is his mathematics wanting but also his speech delivery is tremendously weak.

While it understandable that such a low-level skill set in speech organization and delivery would attract many who would be foolish enough to vote for him, his rather smooth sophomore high-school level style and delivery together with its simplistic content that really could be debated by many senior grade eight students is abysmal.

And his expectation that serious adult thinkers will believe him because he says so even though the facts do not add up is characteristic of the 15 year-old who cannot understand how adults cannot see the reality of the real world (very similar to the University Students in Quebec).

The real question is, how long will it take adult Canadians to realize this man-boy has no real comprehension of what faces parliament and that he is entirely unqualified for the real world of National and International politics. As terrible as Small-minded Tommy Mulcair is, he far surpasses the Pot-Smoking Camp Counsellor.
commented 2015-05-12 14:26:56 -0400
of course we all know that Justin is math challenged – the budget will balance itself, not to worry
commented 2015-05-12 14:26:06 -0400
However, there are enough dimwit socialist voters out there that will fall for Justin’s and Tommy’s plans.

Whatever happened to the thinking intelligent left winger. Where did they all go?
commented 2015-05-12 14:23:25 -0400
This clip which showing Justin speaking shows him talking down to people. Typical.

Justin’s “pulled out of Ignatieff’s garbage bin” idea of taxing the rich and Mulcair’s plan to tax corporations are both flawed in so many ways.

The rich will just hide more of their money, probably off-shore.
The corporations will shuffle their extra tax into their products and services, and/or lay off employees, and/or not do any expansion to the business and/or shut the doors.

In all cases with both of these dimwit’s plans, the people pay the price, not the rich or the corporations.
commented 2015-05-12 14:06:13 -0400
I don’t want to hear the word “fairness” used by members of a party which voted against individual property rights not once but three times. To a Liberal what is “fair” is whatever benefits them personally and the hell with you.
commented 2015-05-12 13:15:32 -0400
I can’t stand watching this guy speak. It’s like he is talking to a grade school class on the one hand and on the other it’s like he is on stage trying to do Shakespeare.
This is what he will be like when addressing world leaders, IF he ever gets his foot in the door. What an idiot and a phony. Just as phony as his policy.
One can only hope that most of his followers take a serious look at what his is proposing.
Dear God in Heaven help us if this Moron ever gets to be in charge of this beautiful country of Canada.
commented 2015-05-12 13:14:18 -0400
As per usual, the Liberals do not have any solid policy. They just say things that sound nice (with little-to-negative content) and hope we’ll buy it.

We’re not so gullible as the leaders-behind-the-scenes would believe we are.
commented 2015-05-12 13:10:09 -0400
It is typical of Liberal tactics. Make out Conservative policies to be bad, propose changes that never happen, and impose tax to engineer your new programs
commented 2015-05-12 13:04:56 -0400
Tax all those who earn over $200,000? Hardly the billionaires. In fact, that bracket includes chiefs of police and their sunshine possees, doctors, lawyers … Indian chiefs. Oh maybe also CUPE executives? Do they disclose that?

Trudeau’s skills have improved as have his ads. But in any debate, he’ll bomb big time.

Please, Canadians, kick this charlatan to the curb!
commented 2015-05-12 12:49:14 -0400
I think it’s all optics and sound bites. He wants us to think he’s for the little guy. In the end he’ll have to raise taxes someplace else to compensate for the shortfall or take from reserves to keep the promise. The twinkle of his eye and the "you just watch me attitude is old. His father tried to schmooze us the same way and unfortunately it’s worked in the past. I hope Canada wiser from the debt and experience.
commented 2015-05-12 12:49:06 -0400
Trudope is lying. The Liberals will say anything to get back into power. No mention of course the “price on carbon tax” the shiny pony is so fond of. That alone will cost taxpayers far more than the miniscule tax cut he is claiming the Liberals will give us. It’s all smoke and mirrors. Promise anything to get power. This country was founded on “fairness”? No. This country was founded on hard work by decent people looking to make a better life. The new socialist mantra. “Fairnes = Wealth Redistribution”.
commented 2015-05-12 12:47:52 -0400
Did you hear that Obama like wine in Trudeau’s voice doesn’t it just grind you. He sounds like another hope and change. What’s wrong with our system today. We have a prime minister that is resected throughout the world we have an economy that’s humming along. We have a military that is resected all over the world that is stationed helping people keep their freedom. This wining man-child would undo all that we have. Trudeau’s song tax & spend tax & spend tax & spend all over again. THEREBEL.MEDIA is going to open an Alberta office with the primary objective of reporting the news of the new NDP government. They have raised just over $30K to this venture, we need only 400 people to kick in $50 each to bring it to the goal of $50K Please join me and kick in $50 from your pay pal account. We have to keep an eye on this government because the media party won’t. Enlightened Conservative
commented 2015-05-12 12:42:26 -0400
When this guy speaks publicly, why does it always sound like he’s reading a kindergarten class a Dr. Suess story. Perhaps because they’re both fiction?
commented 2015-05-12 12:41:44 -0400
troodo’s phony disposition when he speaks makes me want to just puke.

troodo’s condescending tone reminds me of a grade 2 teacher trying to convince little Johnny to put the plasticine away – play time is over – troodo doing his “drama teacher” schtick.

as far as this “troodo plan” goes, troodo will do what ever he wants and just jack the debt to pay for it – which will mean lots of kickbacks for his friends, higher income taxes for all of us and a lower standard of living.