Sunday, September 09, 2007

Lorrie Goldstein for Ontario Premier!

In this morning's Sun, Lorrie Goldstein tells us what he would like to hear as a kick-off speech from 'his choice for premier' tomorrow (A Vision for Ontario's Premier).

Among promises to defer the MPP's 25% pay hike until after the following election and immediately rescind "the $2.6 billion-a-year health care premium imposed on you after the current premier gave you his word he would not raise your taxes and did", he also points out that:

Recently, the government announced an annual surplus almost as large as the health tax.

A surplus is money we overtaxed you. To take $2.6 billion a year from you under false pretences and then boast of a similar annual surplus is a disgrace. I will put a stop to it.

That is exactly what Sandy posted yesterday. I'm glad to see someone from MSM picking up on it.

Anyway, then Mr. Goldstein's ideal party leader gives us his 'vision':

The squabbling over money between Toronto and my government will be over. We will have made a final offer to the city, and all municipalities, to solve the problem of downloading. Councillors must then do their jobs. You will decide if we were fair.

We will do all we can to reduce medical wait times, but we will never lie to you about what those times are.

We will support public transit, but also build new roads.

We will have moved significantly toward one, properly funded, public school system.

You will be paying a lot more for energy, but you will be confident about the security of our supply and satisfied with our efforts to combat pollution and global warming.

Handguns will not be banned. Crown attorneys will seek no bail and longer jail terms for criminals who use guns. They will have the resources, and remand facilities, this policy necessitates.

And here's the clincher:

If, four years from now, a majority of you -- anything over 50% -- are not satisfied with my performance as determined by scientific polling conducted by an independent firm acceptable to all parties of the legislature and paid for by mine, to be released simultaneously to the public, I will resign.

If my support is over 50%, I will run again and outline a new platform.

This man would get my vote. No question.

Now will someone please convince him to enter politics?

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: This one's pretty good too. Political sneakiness never takes a holiday - Citizen.


Lord Omar said...

And while we're at it, lets convince Lowell Green to run as well.


Joanne (True Blue) said...

L.O. - I know you think of Goldstein as having a conservative POV, but what exactly is it in this editorial that you take exception to?

Anonymous said...

The conservatives voted in favour of the pay increase too don't forget.

Where's Tory's commitment to repeal that?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Anon, good point. I was very disappointed that the PC's approved it, along with the Liberals.

Anonymous said...

That's because John Tory is a Red Tory(not to be confused with your fav commenter)

Yes! Goldstein for Premier!Another Common Sense Revolution!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

That's because John Tory is a Red Tory(not to be confused with your fav commenter)

Oh yeah. Absolutely my fav. Uh-huh.