Thursday, November 17, 2005
Early edition of campaign flier
I'm MAD and I'm not gonna take it any longer ! Instead of fighting each other for access to the public trough, I hoped that SOME of these 'honorable' dummies would devote a few thoughts and moments to making decisions that just might keep my country a place I want my family and their offspring to share. I was WRONG ! Not one of the elected parties -- Liberals, Conservatives, NDP, or Bloc Quebecois appear to have the slightest interest in fending off the US takeover of our economy, our culture, our future society. (Backbencher Carolyn Parrish is the notable exception, but she says she is quitting politics.) What would I have the MPs in the House of Commons debate, decide, and ACT upon ? Here is some of my list :
Q1. How to retrieve the $5 billion stolen from Canada's softwood industry. How might this happen. ? A. By canceling NAFTA with the 6 months notice. By slapping an export tax on natural gas exports (4 % will retrieve the $5 billion by spring). Two extra benefits --- we aren't required to send half our natural gas production to the USA, and we aren't required to charge Canadians as much as we charge the Americans. Canadians could expect to afford to keep warm every winter. Further control of our resources (oil, minerals, water), laws, and businesses could follow.
Q2. How to sidestep the call-to-war by the US ? Our tax money and our young people are being recruited to assist the foreign adventures of the US military and pay off the Lockheed Martins, Boeings, General Electrics, and other war-weapons corporations that are taking some 50 % of the US tax money each year.
A. Repeal Canada's "anti-terrorist" legislation. We'll make and enforce our own laws. Refuse to allow Statistics Canada to hire Lockheed Martin's assistance in accessing the personal census data of Canadians. Retreat from NORAD and bring back the Canadians observing the nuclear missile "defense" buildup in that Colorado mountain. Explain to Washington that CIA agents are not welcome in this country, that we will make our own provisions for the safety of our citizens -- no need for their kidnapping and torture arrangements.
Q3a. How to fund the overdue improvements to our environment, so that every Canadian has equal access to fresh air and clean water? A. Create the money via the Bank of Canada, same as we did from 1939 to 1972. Provinces and municipalities get to borrow at low, long- term rates.
Q3b. How to fund the overdue improvements to our infrastructure -- our roads, rail beds, harbours? (Victoria, Saint John, Halifax, and St. John's are cesspolls of untreated sewage!) A. Via the Bank of Canada.
Q3c. How to manage our national debt?
A. Have the Bank of Canada acquire increasing portions of the obligations, starting with all foreign-owned debt.
OK, this is less than complete. So, what do I do during this winter's "race" to the polls?
A. I will actively campaign AGAINST the parties in Ottawa now. I intend to help raise the voice of Connie Fogal and the Canadian ACTION Party, the only party proposing these decisions and these actions. This party is neither a provincial or regional party. It means to ACT on behalf of the common good, the interests of ALL Canadians. That makes sense to me.