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Welcome to your Harper Future, Canada! 'Feds hire "cuts" consultant at $90,000 a day' [Sep. 20th, 2011|06:11 pm]
Young Geoffrey
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Can we say cronyism, ladies and gentlemen? Can we say corruption? Can we say rewarding one's friends?

A mere four and a half months into their majority government, the Harper Government hoists its true colours — the real Joly Roger.

The federal government is paying a high-powered management consultant firm almost $90,000 a day for advice on how to save money.

It's probably not criminal, since governments write the laws, but it is blatant theft from the citizens to the very thieves whose genius for self-dealing has been destroying the working and middle classes of this country for decades.

Who wants to bet that the final report won't include the following points among its top five recommendations?

  1. Fire several thousand civil servants and replace most of them with contract workers (which will turn out to cost more, once the contracting firms' profits are (re)calculated)?

  2. Cutting back on and/or eliminating several departments which serve the public good — perhaps environment, or science or education?

  3. Funding more prisons, but as for-profit, non-union institutions?

If you can stomach it, the full article is at http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/09/20/harper-cuts-consultant.html?cmp=rss

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From: dewline
2011-09-20 11:27 pm (UTC)
Ninety grand a DAY???
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2011-09-21 03:14 am (UTC)

Makes ya proud to be a Canadian!

Doesn't it?
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[User Picture]From: purfektlyflawd
2011-09-21 05:27 pm (UTC)
I honestly have to laugh. I'm already pissed off enough over reading about the government cracking down on crime last night. Which is going to cost them much more money, and send petty criminals and youth to jails for longer periods of time so they can become actual criminals, awesome plan. Geez, Canada.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2011-09-22 02:25 am (UTC)

The crime issue is definitely more important

The consulting thing is nice and simple, a minor issue in itself, but beautifully symbolic of our Dear Leader's attitudes — but yeah, this "anti-crime" bullshit is going to be almost infinitely more damaging.
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