Now, this has gotta sting, coming as it does from former senior advisor to Heil Harper, Keith Beardsley.
Fiscal responsibility has been the hallmark of the Harper government from day one. It's therefore quite interesting to see in year seven of his reign that the opposition is focused on trying to destroy the credibility the Tories have on that front. It's a good strategy on their part, enabled by some help from the government side.
He cites Scott Brison's jibe about each Economic Action Scam ad on Hockey Night in Canada representing the cost of the federal contribution to 32 summer student jobs.
Simple stuff, but it resonates with Canadian families struggling to get their kids through university.
Yes, that resonates with Canadians with kids, but how about something that will resonate with all of us?
I did some math. One ad spot costs $95,000. The average yearly Old Age Supplement is a paltry $6,180.
Ergo, one EAScam ad = 15.3 yearly pensions.
In our ongoing quest to Divide the Right, it's time to bang the fiscal wastebin a little harder.
The other day I blogged about just two items: the mystery billions spent on consultants and the Economic Action Scam ads.
On Twitter, I asked my good friend Connie what her members think of such waste and unaccountability.
She obliged and started a thread at the Freaks with a link to my blogpost.
Embarrassing - hardcore leftists calling CPC on fiscal wasteIt didn't get much response. But hey, I'm trying and Connie is willing.
by Connie Fournier » 05/ 09/ 13 11:23 am
With the CPC Convention coming up really soon, it's a good time for us to take an honest look at how the majority CPC government has been performing so far.
When the far, far left is calling the government on fiscal waste, I think we need to, at least, check it out.
What do y'all think?
Harper is fucked on the so-con file and he knows it as Chantal Hébert points out.
And as a commenter there observes, the base is finally getting it too.
For all these years Harper's worked on the theory the "base" of his party isn't too bright, and it's taken the base this long to figure it out - which pretty much speaks for itself.
Scott Brison is a smart feller. So is Keith Beardsley. Let's help them out. Commit more math!
ADDED: Here's another unit of measurement: $3,000 a day for CON media monitoring. Two days = 1 average OAS pension.