The rather vitriolic comments on the HST outcome by Parliamentary reporter Tom Fletcher in (The News, Aug. 30) and his obvious dislike of the NDP or anything socialist in nature, indicate an attitude more suited to Tea Party North than to objective reporting.
Adrian Dix had good cause to “crow” about the reversal of this misbegotten scheme, since it was poorly prepared, and rammed through with lies and casual disdain for the electorate; any Leader of the Opposition would have failed his job had he not worked hard to defeat it.
Fletcher’s complaints about the problem of funding pensions — and his hinted criticism of the growing sense of entitlement — actually ran into bad luck with the same-day reporting of huge pay increases awarded to senior management figures in a whole raft of government jobs.
Unfortunately he had nothing to say on the core problem bedevilling all government programs today — the privatization of public debt, which is steadily driving into default every nation which ever adopted it.
Corruption and bad luck aside, from tiny Iceland to the mighty U.S.A., whole economies are now collapsing from the un-payable interest on their accumulated, un-payable, excessive interest-induced debts.
Why did Canada abandon debt funding from its own bank? It is the best-kept secret in politics.
Perhaps Mr Fletcher could be induced to research and report on this disastrous process.
It may be more enlightening than his perpetual griping about socialist attitudes, since the world is suffering far more from rampant capitalism.