Archive for the ‘Socialism’ Category

The Ontario election – Last chance to restore fiscal sanity

Monday, May 28th, 2018

The third and final leaders’ debate is over. It is the only one that I bothered to watch, as it was by far the most important, and I wanted to see how the leaders performed in view of their relative standings going into the final stretch.

My primary reaction was annoyance at socialist (NDP) leader Andrea Horwath’s incessant interruption of her opponents, particularly conservative (PC Ontario) leader Doug Ford, while they were taking their turns to speak. She came dead last. Incumbent Premier Kathleen Wynne (Liberal) was polished and articulate, but with hundreds of billions of dollars in debt and one billion per month just in interest payments, she is beyond redemption.


The trials and tribulations of Wynne’s health-care cutbacks

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

As we are all too aware in Ontario, the provincial government, led by lesbian Premier Kathleen Wynne, has been spending money and piling up deficits literally by the billions. What might be somewhat less known, is that Wynne has been cutting back on funding for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) at the same time. Prescribed medications and other services are being de-listed (i.e. no longer paid for by OHIP), and there have already been accusations that Wynne is budgeting on the backs of the elderly and sick.


Liberal priorities versus human life – death by waiting list

Monday, April 25th, 2016

“Hello. I’m Laura Hillier: I’m in the ICU . . . I can’t breathe. Soon, a tube will be stuck down my throat again. And for feeding as well. And I won’t be able to talk. They said I may not wake up but I really hope I do. But if I don’t, I hope this never happens to anyone ever again. And that the government sees that there needs to be funding. Because people are dying when we can save them. We can save these people. Please help. Thank you.”

These words are taken from the Toronto Star news item “Plea from dying teen: Please help” (1), and were recorded by Laura Hillier several months before her death at the age of 18 from acute myeloid leukemia.


Trudeau’s “melting pot” of collectivist totalitarianism

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

“Up to this point in our political evolution, it was understood that a primary role for a Canadian prime minister was one of nation-building. As a prototype, we can look to the founding of our country, whereby the fathers of confederation envisioned a federalist nation united coast-to-coast by the Canadian Pacific Railway… At present, however, we find our current prime minister desirous of negating the foundations of our national heritage. It is prudent to keep in mind that when a decision is made to eradicate a nation’s historical identity, something concrete will be required to serve as a replacement.”


Premier Wynne “budgeting on the backs of the elderly and sick”

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

“…we are always told that we need more immigrants to pay for our pensions and health costs as we get older. But the fact remains that all the people we import to pay for “us” will soon need more imports to pay for “them”, and this will go on and on until the system undergoes a catastrophic collapse.”


Ontario Liberals shamelessly renage on OHIP obligations

Friday, July 10th, 2015

This is not the kind of issue I normally spend much time on.

But, once again, a person with a rare illness – sometimes it’s a person who needs extremely expensive medication – is being abandoned by a government that doesn’t hesitate to take in money from everybody, but can be choosey about who it spends it on.


U.S. unions – throwing out the baby with the bathwater…

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

“Stripped of the ability to collect mandatory fees, many public-sector unions will lose much of their bargaining power. Some will likely collapse… Now the court is poised to wipe out public-sector unions in the name of free speech.” (1)


Ontario Federation of Labour under financial administration

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

“According to an email obtained by the Star, the organization has $1 million in outstanding payments, a budget shortfall of $200,000 for the first six months of this fiscal year, and a $250,000 credit line that’s maxed out most weeks.” (1).


The stupidities of socialism…

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Socialism is Blind

Re “Higher taxes answer to closing wealth gap: Broadbent Institute” (David Akin, Dec 16): Once again, the socialists are too blinded by altruism and ideology to see the damage that can be caused by their flawed thinking. Taxing the rich and giving to the poor will destroy the incentive to work hard and create wealth, thus reducing the amount of wealth available for distribution…


Organize and resist political exploitation of union dues!

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

“Business unionism means that your union looks after business through bargaining and workplace representation, and anyone who wants to save the world or turn it into a socialist paradise can do so on their own time at their own expense.”