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Harper’s incredible buying opportunities, Part 2.

Our Prime Minister apparently fancies himself as a financial adviser guru; not content to advise Canadians last autumn about how the plunging market meant they should rush out and buy stocks of falling companies (you remember, the “incredible buying opportunities right now” interview), he’s now advising Canadian banks to risk their relative stability and go out and buy up failing financial institutions in the US and/or elsewhere.

(The financial stability of our Canadian banks is something, by the way, he’s been bragging about while overseas at the G20. That may be justified in telling the world how Canada is better off with our banking system and regulations, but he should be reminded that the Canadian Alliance opposed these measures when Chretien/Martin refused to loosen regulations on the banks a decade or so ago. It is to their credit, not Harper’s, or his party’s, that we have a relatively stable financial banking system today).

When even that not-known-to-be-socialist paper known as the Wall St. Journal is chiding you for giving out risky advice like that, maybe that’s a hint to give it a rest on handing out buying advice, Mr. Harper. You’re supposed to be a Prime Minister, not a financial adviser or a stock broker.

8 comments to Harper’s incredible buying opportunities, Part 2.

  • kwittet

    Scott: Show me the citation from them for that claim of yours (and quoting editorial writers doesn’t count)
    Fair enough Scott. My cleaner ran in the night wiping out my history so I cant do that. Its your blog so I will admitt defeat here just on that point. I wonder though..you put up links and they are all pointing towards mostly l;iberal bloggers who only have one agenda in mind, to slam anything harper does. I am certainly not saying he is a good PM.

    Scott: go drive out to the 401..there is about 100 garbage trucks a day coming from Toronto.

    Scott: there has been hot air coming from ottawa for the last 100 years. they are all the same.

    Scott said: but if you want to argue politics with me, get your facts straight first

    facts are skewed depending on where you read them and who is telling the story. the press who should be reporting JUST the facts always manage to put a left or right spin on it.

    burlivespipe wrote: Those of you who don’t see his naked ass are so deep into the koolaid you’re going to need detox before tasting reality.

    And iggy is any better or different. Did he not just support the last budget? Probation..what a MORON. If he was truelly interested in doing what he considered the best thing for Canadians then he would have voted it down and sent Canadians to the polls and let them decide. SO why didnt he? Hold on ..I Know..Because he wants POWER. If he held true to his and his parties principles then we may right now have a liberal goverment but that is not his game right now. He does not give a rats ass about what is best. All he wants is his spot in history as PM..and to be honest neither he..nor Harper for that matter deserve it. HOLY CRAP..did i just say that. You see. I DONT DRINK THE KOOLAID. Like you do. You are so biased like the statement above and that is somewhat normal. Read the last paragraph of my last post above.

  • What a joke these CONtrollers are. “Harper showed us the first surplus in 20 years” ? That kind of revisionism harkens back to stalin and mao’s great rewinds. Harper had a surplus handed to him and he twittered it away before the great global tsunami struck… check harper-appointed Kevin Page’s work for some facts on that, kwark. His first GST cut? It included a personal tax bump. His first act as PM? Appointed a senator and put him into cabinet. His first Halloween treat? Erased the promise of protecting seniors and pension plans savings by inventing the income trust tax. His legacy on accountability? Evading the press and spending tonnes of money to create roadblocks for those seeking information. His fiscal record? He’s the drunken relative that swiped your pocket book and spent your rainy-day fund at the horse track, and then tried to pawn it off as ‘a good day to buy.’
    Harper’s a loser, a faux leader without any clothes. Those of you who don’t see his naked ass are so deep into the koolaid you’re going to need detox before tasting reality.

  • kwittet

    This is an overview of ALL THE PARTIES TODAY

    THEY ALL COULD STAR IN THE MOVIE JACKASS: CAnadian Politics Style

    and if you think any one of them and i am not refering to the ndp…greens or any of the other “never to get elected parties” but the libs or cons…they are ALL THE SAME Scott…you may think that they are in it to help us but they are in it for the $$$$ and the power trip and the GOLD plated pension that they get after 4 years of service for FUCKING us all over.

    The main problems with Canadian politics today are wilful ignorance and overweening partisanship that not only offers apology for the most egregious acts, but encourages them.Lost will be the simple observations that politicians craft policy to buy votes and that we willingly let them.
    Too many of us willingly accept morally reprehensible behaviour in the name of supporting ‘our party’. We turn a blind eye to everything from petty misrepresentations to outright lies, holding up the ludicrous defence that we must do so because the other guys do. And so we encourage politicians who, overawed by the roaring hordes, take comfort in support they do not deserve

  • kwittet

    Who was the worst Prime Minister of Canada?

    “Worst”…is a subjective term:

    Pierre-Elliot Trudeau who is considered by many to be Canada’s greatest prime minister might also be considered the worst as it was his liberal government who set the trend of large social spending that began Canada’s decline into debt and structural defecit.

    John Diefenbaker would be at the top of most people’s lists as the man who “killed the avro arrow”

    Maclean’s put John Chretien down as the worst Canadian Prime minister and would probably top most Canadian lists. Chretien took a page out of Trudeau book on spending, and a few from William Lyon Mackenzie King’s on social policy and to top it all off, spoke neither official language of Canada very fluently.

    Steven Harper’s government showed us the first surplus in 20 years on the heels of governments under Chretien and Martin, put spending back in national defense and was the first Prime minister to suggest patrolling Canada’s vast borders….

    I wouldn’t give him any awards for being the best prime minister but to call him the worst is just unfounded and ignorant.

    • @kwittet, Maclean’s never put Chretien down as the worst PM that I know of. Show me the citation from them for that claim of yours (and quoting editorial writers doesn’t count)

      And your claim on Harper and surplus is bogus – Chretien and Martin as his finance minister pulled this country out of massive debt – yes – started by Trudeau, but extended by Brian Mulroney (who was a Progressive COnservative if you didn’t know), and it was THEIR government’s who showed surpluses. It is Harper’s ill advised moves in government that have now taken us to the very edge of deficit. We will be in deficit after this stimulus package of his – which is necessary.. but we’d have had a lot less of a deficit if he and his government hadnt squandered away the surplus.

      No offense Kevin, but if you want to argue politics with me, get your facts straight first.

  • kwittet

    quote: The financial stability of our Canadian banks is something, by the way, he’s been bragging about while overseas at the G20. That may be justified in telling the world how Canada is better off with our banking system and regulations, but he should be reminded that the Canadian Alliance opposed these measures when Chretien/Martin refused to loosen regulations on the banks a decade or so ago. It is to their credit, not Harper’s, or his party’s, that we have a relatively stable financial banking system today

    I listened to the speech…i missed the part where he was taking credit…all he did was comment that our banks are holding up better than most. Talk about spin..but it is your blog.
    Next garbage truck from Toronto should be coming by any minute now for your next story.

    • @kwittet, Oh come off of it, Kevin. There has been many a newspaper editorial ironically mentioning how he praises the regulations here on the banking system which his very party opposed (or the precursor in the Alliance)when they were brought up. I didn’t just pull that out of a hat, Kevin.

      There’s no garbage truck coming from Toronto, but there sure is a lot of hot air coming from Conservative Ottawa.. or London England as it were.

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