Thursday, December 11, 2008

2.34 MILLION

That's the cost of the wages per year for Harper's buddies that will be appointed to the Senate before Christmas.
While average Canadians suffer and other political parties are asked to forego government funding from election rebates, the Conservatives have no problem spending 2.34 million dollars. Not to mention the cost of the 18 new senators' staff.

Stephane Dion was right - Harper is a liar. An arrogant one at that.

8 comments:

wilson said...

Liberal Senate buddies get $7.54 million per year,
but Liberals are entitled, right.

As Iggy calls them, Liberal partners the Dippers want to abolish the Senate,
with a majority in the House, get rid of this waste!!

James Curran said...

As usual, Wilson 1) got the Conservative talking points and 2) misses the entire point.

MadHacktress said...

Wilson,

Well, Parliament isn't empowered to get rid of the Senate, so it doesn't matter majority or minority.

And as for the Liberals who currently sit in the Senate; there's not much we can do about them. They serve at the pleasure of the Queen of Canada.

I think James' point is that the Harper recommendations will cost the taxpayer an additional 2.34$ million.

James Curran said...

Make qualified
government appointments
The Liberals have repeatedly appointed insiders, in some cases completely unqualified,
to important public offices. Liberal candidates and MPs have received appointments as heads
of Crown corporations, board members, and ambassadors. Liberal staffers, including some of
those responsible for the sponsorship program, have worked their way into key positions in the
public service.

-Stephen Harper 2006

Neil said...

Do you think voters really HONESTLY give a rat's ass whether he appoints 18 people to the Senate? Particularly when there's already, gasp, 50 Liberal senators there versus 20 Tory ones?

James Curran said...

Yes. As a matter of fact I do Neil. And you should too.

Neil said...

Dude, I totally don't. Everyone I am talking to could care less. You see, in the wonderful world of not being a loyal partisan we have this ability called "clarity". We don't have our own bullshit to peddle and therefore, we can see through the crap coming from all parties.

If anything, they should abolish the damned thing... THAT is what I am hearing and I live in Western Canada for crying out loud.

George said...

I think Neil means 'could NOT care less' - it reads as it stands as though his friends can care less - i.e. they care about his issue more than other things. But then I suppose it is just another case of a blogger who has trouble with English.