Friday, December 19, 2008

In Tough Economic Times, Harper Ready to Spend Another $300M

This guy has no regard for money whatsoever.

Harper warned that, should the opposition vote down the government's budget when it is tabled on Jan. 27, he will press Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean to call an election rather than leaving her in the position where she could ask Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff to lead a Liberal-NDP coalition government.

"I will have no choice but to ask for an election. Canadians certainly did not elect a coalition under which the Bloc Quebecois would have a veto to govern the country. If anyone wants to put a coalition government in office, I think they have to get a democratic mandate to do so," Harper said in the Ottawa interview. "If the decision of Parliament is that they don't support the government people elected, then I think the only constitutionally, politically, morally, the only reasonable thing to do at that point is for some other government to get a mandate from the Canadian people."


The Rational Number said...

But (in Harpers mind) an election wouldn't be his fault. As long as he can pass whatever he wants without challenge, there is no need for an election. It would be irresponsible of the opposition to spend $300M on an unnecessary election.

[emotional] IMHO it would be money well spent if he were forced to resign.

[logical] The opposition shouldn't force Harper out, they should force him to wear and to clean up his own mess.

Red Tory said...

Morally... LOL What a comedian Harper is at times.