Jack Layton threatens election over spring 2011 federal budget. But Jack Layton does not support MP expense reform and disclosure
Canada is buzzing with the possibility that NDP Leader Jack Layton shall not support upcoming spring 2011 federal budget, because PM Harper and the Conservative government won’t satisfy his and the NDP demands to better the lives of the hardworking, decent taxpayers and people of Canada and the world. Very impressive image: Jack Layton and the NDP standing up for the increasingly stressed Canadian taxpayer and public! Holding PM Harper and the Conservative Government to higher standards of principle and integrity, accountability…
Sadly, it’s a rather hypocritical image, given that this is the same Jack Layton who lives high on his MP expense account, with his spouse and fellow MP gravy train, pig-trough politician, Olivia Chow.
Remember, when challenged on her expenses, Olivia Chow basically answered a la Marie Antoinette, and told taxpayers to eat cake: “It’s within the law,” Chow snapped when asked why they both bill for accommodation while in Ottawa.” (Toronto Star. Nov. 6, 2010. http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/887101–layton-and-chow-the-million-dollar-power-couple)
It certainly seems to smack of hypocritical values by Jack Layton and Olivia Chow! They say they stand especially for the average, hardworking Canadian… But Leader Jack Layton and Olivia Chow didn’t support full MP expense reform, audits, and disclosure!
Most Canadians are stressed and collapsing under higher taxes, raising unemployment, and a collapsing local, Canadian and global economy.
Most Canadians don’t have tens of and hundreds of thousands of dollars in expense accounts. Many Canadians are worried about their job and future, while Jack Layton and Olivia Chow pull down big salaries, spend big expense accounts, and retire on big pensions –paid for by stressed and/or out of work taxpayers.
People should see the truth of what it says when the NDP Leader and first family, Jack Layton and Olivia Chow, resisted MP expense reform and expense disclosure.
Not that Jack Layton and Olivia Chow are the only politicians living on high salaries, politician expense accounts and fat pensions, while Canadians are going hungry, living on credit cards, and going to food banks…
But how sad and pathetic that Canadians are looking to such tainted people and politicians like Jack Layton and Olivia Chow to help Canadians, the country and the world…