|Montreal, September 29, 2001 / No 89|
by Scott Carpenter
When politicians start talking about sharing I get nervous. Not because sharing is necessarily a bad thing but because our Liberal ruling class and the leeches who feed off their slime trail don't have a clue about what the word actually means. For most of us, sharing means a
Sharing – according to Mr. Chrétien – is equal to nothing more than the socialist redistribution of wealth (redistribution is his word, not mine). Indeed, if there were any doubts as to where the Liberals sit on the political spectrum, then Mr. Chrétien's recent speech to a group of businessmen in Edmonton regarding Alberta's prosperity and wealth should have cleared the air:
That's an interesting concept there, comrade Jean. So does that mean I'm entitled to a portion of the profits of your private golf course (oh, wait, what golf course?) because the property it occupies is a part of the
Sorry Jean, just buggin' ya!
No, I suspect that even good old Teflon Jean doesn't believe the crap coming from his own mouth. I suspect his financial portfolio would make a libertarian green with envy – if only it were built through legitimate and fair trade practices, i.e., non coercively.
Of course, I'm not suggesting that Jean has ever used his position as Prime Minister to further his own financial ends – that would be unethical. I wonder though if Mr. Chrétien – who recently lamented to the nation that he and the rest of the parasites on the hill were in such dire need of a raise – has motives other than sharing?
All of this from a political party who supports, endorses and enforces mandatory gun registration. Is it just me or am I seeing a dangerous pattern emerging here?
Well... it's just a theory.
Fortunately Chrétien's inability to deliver his proposal with real statist fervor and passion may yet be the whole idea's undoing. Even collectivist pundits have dared to criticize Jean's plan.
An editorial lambasting Chrétien in the leftist Toronto Star gives Chrétien kudos for
For you American readers inter-regional assistance is Canadian for regional welfare. It's wealth redistribution which has two purposes: first it destroys the prosperity in an active and more laissez faire region of the country and second it keeps those in unproductive regions at home and dependent on government handouts. Supposedly, it prevents something the Liberals like to call
The plan gives me, as one Edmonton businessman so aptly put it,
And at a time when the country is more fractured politically than ever before Chrétien and his ilk would do well to start treading a bit more softly. When the
Yep. Canadians are slowly waking up to reality. Socialism sucks. Capitalism rules and dislocation is something that happens to your arm, not to people.
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