The Grits seem to be afflicted with chronic "Foot in Mouth" disease lately. First we had the infamous popcorn and beer statement; yesterday was Carolyn Bennett's gem about it being good that the budget includes money for jails because we will need them with the demise of the last-minute Liberal daycare program. Today, my own Liberal M.P. Karen Redman went head to head against Cambridge Tory M.P. Gary Goodyear on 570 News' Jeff Allen Show.
Karen maintains that not enough was included in the budget; hence a "Total lack of vision in this budget".
Gary found this laughable considering the previous Liberal government's poor record. He said, "We've gone from Dithering to Done... We're not going to just promise for 13 years." I love it!
Karen dissed the 1% GST cut, saying that there is no watchdog to ensure that small and medium businesses don't just jack up the price on goods by 1%, thereby inferring that businesses might be dishonest and try to fleece the public.
Gary countered that he trusts businesses to pass on the savings to their customers.
Karen finished up the interview with her comment that she sees this as a very "Pro-Pollution" budget.
Gary asserted that $2 billion spent actually cleaning air here is better for Canada than $4 billion spent in Russia (paying lip service to Kyoto).
Time and time again, Karen spewed disinformation and Gary torpedoed her assaults with truth. He said she obviously hadn't read the whole budget before making her claims. "Are you kidding Karen?" he asked her incredulously at one point.
Mmmm... I know some other people who would be well-advised to read the whole document before opening their mouths. Seems to be a pattern with Liberals and MSM.