Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Who's Scaring Who?

Liberals fear-mongering saying Stephen Harper will gut health care yada,yada,yada.  Stephen Harper on the other hand is warning of a coalition with the Liberals and NDP with the Bloc calling the shots which would most likely cause a unity crisis.
Kelly McParland aptly points out all the fear mongering.
The Liberals release a campaign ad accusing Stephen Harper of trying to seize “absolute power.”Michael Ignatieff campaigns with former prime minister Paul Martin, who sends out a fundraising letter claiming the Tories will destroy health care. “The future of health care hangs in the balance …  there are just 14 short days remaining to save our cherished universal health care system,” he says.
Liberals warn that Mr. Harper is “open to American style private for-profit health care.” Vote for the Conservatives and he’ll gut the system and make everyone pay for their check-ups.
So what’s that tell you? Well, it tells the Toronto Star that the Tories are using “cynical scare tactics” in their campaign.
Uh, yeah.
Even though our health care system is expensive and needs reform, PM Harper is not going to gut it.  Besides delivery of health care is provincial jurisdiction. At least the new Sun News has started a discussion on the issue.  Let's hope our politicians take note and take measures to change things. The way it is  right now is actually unsustainable.

Right now though, I'd be more concerned about a coalition in which the Bloc is holding the real power.