Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s previous experience as a high-school drama teacher is being put to good use these days as his career seems to be an endless series of photo-ops and fan selfies. We’re delighted that our handsome, follicley gifted, young Prime Minister is recognizable on the world stage, represents our country well and seems to be in touch with current issues. However, perhaps it’s now time he got out his pocket calculator and sat down to do some actual work, like Kevin Kline’s character did in the movie about a substitute U.S. President called “Dave”.
In 1944 when my father was eighteen years old there was a war on and soldiers were granted special dispensation to vote. At the time, his grandmother cautioned him against voting Liberal because “all they do is spend money recklessly”. She certainly seems to have known what she was talking about and her advice has been validated by Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s fiscal policies. Trudeau senior (Pierre) famously started Canada’s spiraling financial decline and we’re still trying to dig our way out of that debt. Our current federal and provincial leaders still spend like drunken sailors with no regard for the consequences.
Dress rehearsals have ended. The honeymoon’s over, Justin. Roll up your sleeves, spread those bills out on the diningroom table and get busy figuring out how you’re going to get our budget in order. Any idiot knows that borrowing on your Visa is a sucker’s game and there comes a time when we have to pay for such foolishness. Set up a system of audits, checks and accountability that is transparent and available to the Canadian taxpayer. It’s our money and we have a right to a say in how it’s spent and where it’s going. You have a majority and no longer need to buy votes. Our grandparents and great grandparents lived through the Great Depression and implementing a few of their pecuniary practices would do us all some good. That iPhone that you love so much for selfies also has a built-in calculator. Use it.
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