July 23, 2015

Why is the Left so angry that Harper is giving us some of our money back?

Neil FlaggRebel Blogger

What is it that the lib-left truly hates about Stephen Harper?

For all their bloviating, do they really care that a couple of his Senators fudged their expenses? Hah - hardly. That’s a Liberal industry for God’s sake! Are they furious that he’s balanced the budget? No, can’t be - they dined out politically for a decade on the fiscally-conservative budgets they were forced into thanks to the near-bankruptcy moments of late-1994/early-1995. 

Is it his social conservatism? Nope. In this era of hidden-camera exposes of the government-funded human butchering industry, Harper stays famously silent, and social conservatives are quickly isolated in his party.

While there are certainly things that the lib-left would do differently, there’s really only one thing that sticks in their craw, and it is this: Stephen Harper knows how to win elections.

Long ago, Harper figured out the secret to politics in the Modern democratic world: that most citizens put their vote up for bids. Liberals have understood this for decade, and have always won with massive offers of OPiuM (Other People’s Money).

Harper and his team recognized that voters need to do more than stand on a moral high-horse. They saw the flaw in the morally-righteous tone of the Reform Party approach, whose popularity never translated into the critical mass of voters necessary to form government. They recognized: they had to give the voters a counter-offer to the OPiuM push in order to win.

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair, in his attempt to mock the Harper government’s $3 billion election-year tax rebate for parents that left hundreds of thousands of voters with a beautiful bank account surprise this week, called it “buying people’s votes with their own money.” Bingo, Thomas - you’re absolutely right! And guess what - we the voters, who pay on average 42% of our income in taxes, to the tune of over $32,000 per year for a family with an annual income of $77,000, are fine with that.

Most voters prefer taking YOpiuM (Your Own Money) instead of OPiuM, which is why the left is petrified about the next shoe to drop. Back in May, the Harper Conservatives floated a trial balloon, leaking the idea of reducing the GST from its current 5% tax-on-everything, down to 4% or even 3%. The statists went ballistic - “how are they going to replace another $7 billion in revenue”? To which we, the regular people, answer: “Go pound sand, and make do with $7 billion less”.

Giving us back some of the money we’ve already overpaid to the Federal treasury is the only moral way of buying our votes. The child care rebate is a fine start, and a GST cut announcement just after Labour Day may indeed seal the deal for a second Harper majority.

In perhaps the first normal thing I’ve heard come out of his mouth, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau said he’d be donating his child care refund to charity. In fact, from all indications it is an outstanding choice of charity, La Maison Bleu, which takes in troubled pregnant women in his home riding, and sees them through to successful childbirth and childhood. As far as I can tell, they are not involved in abortion.

Which brings me back to the human butchery issue, where abortionists sit in expensive restaurants haggling over the price of “intact tissue” over drinks. As the Harper Conservatives have figured out the moral way of buying our votes, can I also hold out hope they remember there’s more to life than money? There has to be a widely-popular way of addressing the lawless regime the abortion industry operates under in Canada


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commented 2015-07-30 08:04:23 -0400
That is the only e and plain difference between a conservative and a socialist. Conservatives give you back your money eyes to do with what you want. The Socialist want to give you more services ( that you so desperately need and want ) by taking more of your money. That’s is the only difference I see in vote buying. I’ve told my socialist friends this many times. Some agree but most don’t. They think if we give you back your money what would the government do with the shortfall? They have no choice but to cut services! To which I said fine! We already have way too much services that we don’t require in the first place. There are way to many people working in government now compared to the population that funds it. Most of us are quite capable of taking care of our selves. The others just are lazy and only look for the next handout to feed their lowly lives. The ones that actually need this will still have it, but most should be kicked off the dole.
Remember socialist want to grow the government under the disguise of protecting to you from you!!!!!
commented 2015-07-28 14:16:47 -0400
To be fair Harper’s money give away is highly deceptive. He gives with one hand and takes away the child tax credit with the other.
commented 2015-07-25 21:43:23 -0400
The Lefties-the Justins and the Mulcairs , have an economic back ward VISION of Economics. You go and sweat your ass off working for a living to support your Family. The Lefties consider that 100% of what you earn is actually not yours—It belongs to the Gov’t. What they let you keep —is a direct result of their benevolence. And then -they wonder why people quit working and go underground.
commented 2015-07-25 13:52:22 -0400
Nice write up.
commented 2015-07-24 15:37:08 -0400
Hahahaaaa….Peter Toth! “HDS”. I love it!
Ian… Parents are mentally equipped to decide how to spend the money.
commented 2015-07-24 14:55:08 -0400
Why is the Left so angry that Harper is giving us some of our money back?
Liberalism is a mental disorder…
commented 2015-07-24 14:30:09 -0400
Russell, it’s admirable that you’re willing to give, but why not make it voluntary? Also, unlike the Child Tax Credit, the Universal Child Care Benefit is taxable income, so a portion of it will need to be repaid, benefitting families less. There’s also no guarantee that the UCCB will go towards the children, whereas a refund could be tied to child-related expenses, such as daycare, education, or activities, much like the Child’s Fitness Amount which, again, gives parents their own money back rather than taking it from someone else.
commented 2015-07-24 14:17:10 -0400
Ian, there are always alternative ways to give the money back, so I won’t nitpick them. And giving people back their money is not redistribution. I don’t have children, but I see that the country’s prosperity is related to what type of children we raise, and family money is important for that. On a bigger scale, there is a needed message here, which the tax and spend politicians hate the people hearing, and that is the people are important and we are not some helpless group victimized and plundered by governments.
commented 2015-07-24 13:46:34 -0400
Those suffering from Harper Derangement Syndrome (HDS), will never listen to reason or facts. They froth at the mouth and scream obscenities, while spittle flies at the intended conservative target from the corner of their mouths. Never listening, and never acknowledging any accomplishment of the Conservatives. It’s almost as if they did, they would burst into flames and die. HDS is very debilitating, and has infected nearly all of the MSM, most notably the CBC and the Globe and Mail, but all the rest of the MSM are also suffering. It’s a strange affliction, almost like an addiction, in that when a cure is offered, it is refused. When an intervention is started, the afflicted thrash out in anguish and yell obscenities. The cure of course is prosperity and security, both of which the Conservatives are dishing out regularly, and this makes the sufferers of HDS even more agitated, causing them to lash out even more. As time goes on, and more people are cure from HDS, by doses of prosperity and security, we will see cases of HDS diminish. But the road is long, and a hard one, and will not be without resistance from those afflicted.
commented 2015-07-24 13:35:57 -0400
Come now, Russell, you could say similar things about any number of redistribution plans. Point being, this is not Harper giving “YOpiuM” back as Neil claims, but handing out “OPiuM” to those with kids. It would have been better to increase the Child Tax Credit, which would have truly given you back more of “YOpium” if you have kids, and taken no money out the pockets of people without kids.
commented 2015-07-24 13:29:59 -0400
Ian, we all benefit from raising and educating the next generation.
commented 2015-07-24 13:28:52 -0400
The last thing the Marxists want is for the general population to have any money. They want to control the masses, and tell us when we can wipe our butts. They don’t like this because their policies are inferior to Harper’s and they know it. They are squealing like little ignorant brats, and the closer the election gets, the more squealing and blatant lies we will hear. Vote PM Harper for sanity, and prosperity!
commented 2015-07-24 13:20:22 -0400
Neil, this is redistribution, plain and simple. Your money is going to people based on how many children they have, regardless of their need. If you don’t have kids, you are financing someone else’s. To add insult to financial injury, Pierre Poilievre—the MP travelling the country on your dime advertising the windfall—has a campaign website which says “Canada was built on freedom, not freebies” and “Government cannot give anything, without first taking it away.” Poilievre is obviously against redistribution, and yet here he is spending your money doing just that. Never mind that the Left is upset, how are you not?

At least the Child Tax Credit, which the increase to the Universal Child Care Benefit eliminates, was actually the government giving parents some of their money back and did not take a dime from people without children. Eliminate a refund and impose a very public redistribution—how is that not supporting Socialism?

commented 2015-07-24 12:59:59 -0400
Trudeau is rich enough to give his to charity. Many families live month to month. Trudeau insults hard working families.
commented 2015-07-24 10:36:12 -0400
Good eye, Arlene. That never occurred to me.
commented 2015-07-23 23:24:14 -0400
Lefties have a problem with US spending our hard earned cash, not them! They truly believe they are entitled to what we earn. In fact, I recall Marc Lalonde, a finance minister in the Pierre Trudeau government, in response to a question getting up in the House Of Commons and stating that the Liberal Party considered any wages or monies earned by working Canadians belonged to them, the Liberal Party! No Liberal ever since has retracted that statement!
commented 2015-07-23 21:44:00 -0400
Someone should point our to JT that the UCC is not a mandatory program that everyone was automatically part of, they had to register for it. If he thought it was such a terrible thing, why did he or his wife sign up for the program? I am sure in the past one of them claimed the tax credit when they filed their tax return, but now to try to gain points with voters he is making a big deal about donating the money to charity.