Federal Liberals still begging for hand-outs without doing anything to deserve them

I got another letter from the Federal Liberal Party of Canada today, extolling the virtues for their glorious leader and how much better they would be at running the country than the current crop of scoundrels (my words). The bottom of the letter includes a little form where you can contribute to their Victory fund. Here’s what I sent back…

Response to Liberals Victory Fund solicitation

I started getting these solicitations last election when I contributed to the campaign of blogger and anti-income-trust-tax champion Brent Fullard. But I figured if I was contributing to his campaign I should contribute to my local candidate as well. I guess the Liberals figured I was sucker because no matter how many times I send back these F-U responses they still beg me for more!

Now I have no love for the Conservative party either. I admit I voted for them a couple elections ago but not only was that a waste (my riding always votes Liberal) but a disappointment too! Most disappointing was the Cons Tax un-Fairness Plan, but they’ve been pretty consistently disappointed with all their decisions.

Remember: no one, not one single politician, has any influence over the economy and what direction it’s going in. All they can do is react. Any of them that claim they are responsible for swinging the economy in one direction or another is full of it! At most the governor of the Bank of Canada has some influence since he controls interest rates, but as we saw during the latest downturn even that can be meaningless if the banks don’t play along. And besides, he’s working within the constraints of his mandate and has to cooperate with other national banks around the world.

Cross-posted on Cameron-Schultz at Federal Liberals still begging for hand-outs without doing anything to deserve them

9 comments

  1. What I like doing to junk/mass mailers is to take the pizza fliers from my super mailbox and stuff them in the postage paid return envelop. That way they pay for the postage, and get nothing back.

    Thank Andy Rooney for that little tip, he also hates junk/mass mailers.

  2. Yeah, well we're in enough trouble as it is without the government ordering in for pizza (and paying for it with out tax dollars). I just want the Libs to know I'm not too happy with 'em right now. I wish there was some credible alternative in the West Island though, Frank could run naked through the streets throwing kittens into trees and he'd still get elected!

  3. Thomas Mulcair would be the only guy to give Frank a run for his money and get my vote even if he ran for the flaming purple Jesus party. But honestly why take a chance in your own constituency when you can have a sure win in Outremont… My Own Opinion Of Course.

  4. In this case it comes out of the party's coffers, not the Fed's, so I don't feel so bad. In this day and age they should be twittering us and getting us to engage with them by fanning them up on Facebook, not sending out silly form letters – old school.

    Didn't the Liberals hire Obama's people in an attempt to capitalize on his great organization process(read: social networks).

    I take it back, I'd rather have the pizza flyer and send back an empty envelope.

  5. Voting strategically is extremely wrong and undemocratic. I am extremely disappointed whenever i see people doing that and i always advise against it. It undermines the fundamental meaning of the voting act as well as its result.

    Now, in regards to the current government that has managed to give corporations more power then ever, i can't wait for it to GTFO. I hope there will be elections soon and i hope they get booted off. No matter what other party will make to power, it can only be better.

    Adi

  6. Like having an election will help make a difference.

    I don't like the Cons (pun intended) any more than I currently like the Libs or the tax-increase favourable NDP (or should it be DP cause they've been around long enough). Our options aren't very good right now. I say we shut down parliament for another 6 months and we talk about an election when the snow starts to melt.

    Look at the bright side: with a minority government it doesn't matter if they get paid to attend the commons or sit on their ass, nothing really important or intelligent gets done anyway.

    I'm surprised Harper hasn't used his new promise already: 'no new taxes…'

    Imagine if the American had been told that… Oh wait, they were, and they elected him… Doh!

  7. Like having an election will help make a difference.

    I don't like the Cons (pun intended) any more than I currently like the Libs or the tax-increase favourable NDP (or should it be DP cause they've been around long enough). Our options aren't very good right now. I say we shut down parliament for another 6 months and we talk about an election when the snow starts to melt.

    Look at the bright side: with a minority government it doesn't matter if they get paid to attend the commons or sit on their ass, nothing really important or intelligent gets done anyway.

    I'm surprised Harper hasn't used his new promise already: 'no new taxes…'

    Imagine if the American had been told that… Oh wait, they were, and they elected him… Doh!