Saturday, June 21, 2008

Green Shift: The “Conservative” Response

Brain Dumb

Well, you know you’re onto something when, in response to Harper’s remarks that the Liberal carbon tax plan will “screw everybody across the country” that thoughtful, highly informed analyst and truth-seeker “Trusty Tory” writes approvingly: “Finally a Prime Minister of Canada that doesn’t pull punches, doesn’t try and be all things to all people, and most of all, tells the truth.”

Ah yes, the “truth”… something that can only be used in an ironic sense whenever dealing with the Trusty One. Meanwhile, Don Drummond, the chief economist at TD Bank, speaking on CTV’s Canada AM morning program on Friday said Stéphane Dion’s “Green Shift” carbon tax plan is “a good start” that will leave the general Canadian taxpayer “better off.”

So, who are you going to “trust” — a prominent Canadian economist with the TD Bank, or a clueless, 20-something Kool-Aid® guzzler from Barrie?