A Message from Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada (for now)
These are tough economic times. We all know people who have recently lost their jobs (my former friend Garth Turner comes to mind). We have all lost money - admitedly these loses have been greater for those of you who may have listened to my advice that there were great "buying opportunities" in the stock market a month ago. Oops. But it is in difficult times such as these that we must come together as a nation (well, two nations).
Although we can all agree that the blame for this economic downturn lies elsewhere (I blame the Liberals), it is not the time to play the blame game. Instead, we must all make sacrifices. And, my friends, the one luxury we cannot afford during these troubled times are opposition parties. By simply eliminating opposition parties, we could save millions of dollars in MP salaries and expenses.
So I invite my cowardly opponents to put aside their partisanship and to support my noble proposal to eliminate public financing of political parties. In tough economic times like these (tough times, caused by 13 years of Liberal economic mismanagement), I can think of no better way to jump start the economy. After all, if I could think of a better way to jump start the economy, there would have been a stimulus package in my F.U.
So let us join together and do away with opposition parties. Together, we can put the interests of Canada first, and weather this difficult economic storm (which I must re-emphasize, I had nothing to do with).
The Right Honourable Stephen Harper
PS - Stephane Dion is not a leader
hat tip to CS for the hilarious facebook status update that inspired this