OK that headline is a joke. A dream for me, but alas, a joke.
No matter how badly things are going — no matter how many FAILS they are forced (by the likes of me but never the news media) to face up to, they will continue to do the same thing, double-down, even, and make the same mistakes, over and over. Call it what you want, but Einstein called that insanity. I just call it liberalism.
For example, over at their own state-owned CBC division, this headline today will be utterly ignored by all liberals and the even further leftists:
If it isn’t already obvious, the FAIL we’re talking about this time is the summer youth employment program. Another of the 8,000 government programs to help Canadians survive life.
It’s a story of government failure, but they run this pictures atop their story:
I think I might have gone with the one below, and maybe they would have if the state-owned CBC weren’t such Trudeau/Liberal suckfaces:All leftists — progressives, liberals, socialists, communists — believe the only way to fix a problem in society (even right inside your house, including buying your house) is for the government to take over responsibility, and for the government to fix it, which always, always, always, involves throwing more government money at it, and more big government policy. If any government program is failing, they throw more government money at it, citing as the only problem the notion that there wasn’t yet enough money being thrown at it. In this case, as I alluded in my opening, they are literally doubling-down on their stupidity.
Last spring, the Liberal government doubled the amount of money available to subsidize student wages under the Canada Summer Jobs program [which was already $107.5 million].
But despite the boost, Statistics Canada found student summer employment rates for 2016 stuck roughly where they were in 2015.
What’s even funnier (I’m not bipolar, but I’m never sure if I should laugh uproariously, or cry like a baby over these things) the sub-headline reads like this, which I paste here without one bit of editing:
‘There’s a real danger in artificially creating jobs,’ youth employment chair says
He went on, “That’s generally not sustainable … We need employers making their own hiring decisions.”
We on the right have been saying that for decades. For example, in the last election campaign! So now we see, in other words, that conservatives were right all along. And the Left was always and still is — in fact ever more so — wrong, and this proves it? Well yes. But this is the eight millionth time we’ve proved it.
Now don’t do as I did and assume the “youth employment chair” is one of those shouty hipster Trudeau “youth” who, along with (most of) the rest of today’s youth, tongue-bathed Trudeau’s face during the entire 2015 election campaign, and “got out the vote” (wink! — it’s to vote only for Leftist candidates! Vote for… more programs! More subsidies! More free stuff! More government!)
No this is a middle-aged guy who chairs a U of T program which studies the issue of youth employment. (I won’t even get into the fact that the U of T is a federally-subsidized university, and yet the federal government apparently failed to ask this guy anything, which could have saved the taxpayer well over a hundred million dollars in literally five seconds.)
After saying “There’s a real danger in artificially creating jobs,” he added another layer onto the cake: “Are students taking the job of someone else who could do the work?”
So in other words, it’s likely even worse than it looks, since some of those wonderfully taxpayer-bought jobs likely resulted in someone else not getting a job which wasn’t bought with taxpayer dollars.
We’re not done yet:
Recently tabled responses to questions put on the House of Commons order paper by both Conservative and New Democrat MPs reveal how $107.4 million in new money was allocated across Canada. (Employment and Social Development Canada says the difference between this and the $113 million announced is the cost of administration.)
In other words (and yes I do have to highlight this for you since the state-owned CBC fails to do its job and merely puts the tidbit in brackets as if to try to hide it), the government administration cost — just for spending that extra $107.4 MILLION, was $5.6 million. So $5.6
million in extra government cost, to spend that extra $107 million, which achieved exactly NO increased benefit.
So, to complete the work the state-owned CBC failed to, a total waste of taxpayer cash, and an utter annihilation of liberal-left policy and ideology. Worth a story or two? Maybe at least a sub-heading? Yes, but not to the leftists and their media as we can see here.
Do you understand, liberals, why conservatives keep railing on about the inefficiencies of government — and about the left-wing bias of the media? (Yes, they do understand, and this is why leftist ideology — this leftist experiment they’re conducting on you — is so pernicious).
The rest of the article then simply skips over the fact that the Trudeau liberals doubled the taxpayer’s cost — the budget — and got zero in return; returning instead to their comfort-zone: tongue-bathing liberalism, using more reliably left-wing university economists and their bon mots about how wonderful government-bought jobs are in general for the economy.
University of Ottawa labour economist David Gray says the effectiveness of the program is about more than the unemployment rate.
This spending is a “tiny drop in the bucket” of the total Canadian economy, he said.
Thanks. Great job, teacher at a federally subsidized university.
Still not done:
Public sector, not-for-profit organizations and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees can apply…
Public sector employers are among those “businesses” eligible to hire students under the program. Hello? Taxpayer-funded jobs for taxpayer-funded government departments?
A taxpayer-funded program to subsidize taxpayer-funded government departments: this is the progressive Left’s dream come true.
Would I cut off funding for youth employment programs like this? Would I fire the government employees and cabinet ministers responsible for this disaster including Justin Trudeau? Faster than I’d sell the state-owned CBC.
I’ll leave you with this Tweet from the National Post:
— National Post (@nationalpost) October 6, 2016
Three guesses as to what the action-plan will be from the Trudeau Liberals.
Tweetpoo discharged, followed appropriately by shitstorm. In other words we’re talking about liberals at work. Literally at work this time, though — like at the company office. (No I mean a supposedly real company — not state-owned CBC or Purolator Couriers or some such.)
The Tweet below epitomizes the sort of liberal-left Political Correctness-nutballery in which a company, trying to appear all “progressive” and hip and cool and down wit da kids an all dat (do the swells say things like that outside of my head?) gloms onto the latest PC or pop-culture nonsense cause. It drives me into eye-roll extremes beyond even Hillary Clinton’s limpid abilities. Today it’s Telus. UPDATE Oct 6 2016: Telus has now cowered and deleted the tweet in order to fake you out and pretend it didn’t happen. Glad we screen-captured it.
A twitter storm backlash then ensued. Thank God for sensible people.
Way after the shitstorm developed, one of the still-remaining adults in the Telus office — presumably from a Canadian Telus office as opposed to one of their offices in India or Guatemala (Oh Canada we here at Telus care so much about you ‘n yer climate ‘n stuff!) — saw (or their 15-year-old daughter saw) that they’d caused a massive twitter storm of negativity, and they better do something about it.
The backlash was stemming largely from Canadians aged five and up, so that included a lot of people, who all saw Telus’s liberal face-licking for what it was: pure partisan politics from a massive federally regulated and government-protected corporation which has to come before the liberals’ CRTC division regularly for license renewals, and policy and regulation decisions favorable to them.
So Telus HQ leaped into action and…. failed. Utterly. They did one of those totally fake and really pretty insulting “apology” things in which it’s not actually an apology at all whatsoever, but actually a giant F— You.
“Not meant to be partisan or political…”. Yeah because a plainly left-wing, big-government, unilateral move by an outspokenly partisan and ideological Liberal Party politician and his partisan cabinet, in which a massive state-run carbon taxing regime, which is based entirely on liberal-left political ideology, is imposed on provinces and the people of Canada, to appease that whole “man-made global warming” lobby (and liberal voting-block industrial complex) –is totes non-partisan and apolitical. So sorry.
It’s a wonder they didn’t include a smiley-face.
The implementation of the policy is controversial in and of itself: done without consultation (compare and contrast with the years-long cross-country pipeline approval process and committee-work-a-palooza), about which several premiers are outraged, to fulfil an extremely controversial and totally political campaign promise; and their naming politicians personally in the tweet instead of referring to the government — none of this is at all partisan or political?
This is where we get “social license” (gag) to say things like “holy shit” in public. Or to put it more politely:
— The Pundit Class (@punditclass) October 5, 2016
Also this three-fer:
It was especially western customers — who remember the elder Trudeau’s infamous National Energy Policy — who rightly anger-tweeted their promise to cancel their Telus accounts and switch to… yeah exactly: To whom? Ah! Foiled again by liberals and leftists in Canada! It’s getting better every day! It really is progressive!
There are few options offering anything different in this already massively state-regulated country, wherein big-government instead of markets decide on the competition to be allowed to go up against Telus, what they will be mandated to provide to their customers, and at what cost — freedom and free markets be damned. This is not a free market. Or as this twitterer put it:
— Eric Neilson (@Eric__Neilson) October 5, 2016
Sure there’s Bell, Shaw, Rogers, and maybe Wind offering almost identical plans due to government regulations, restrictions, and policies — and identical politics and liberal-left advocacy that you have to sign onto. Tell me again which of those alternatives relegated — for purely partisan political hack reasons — my beloved Fox News Channel to the digital-only, and available-only-at-an-extra-premium-price netherlands part of the cable offerings if you can find it at all (and only in non-HD), but were happy to provide the ardently left-wing state-owned CBC and the liberal CNN free and available to all (in glorious HD)?
Nonetheless Bell, Shaw, Rogers and Wind — the “competitors” all holding one of those much sought-after state licenses to take your money — happily stepped up amidst Telus’s trouble — without actually using this fantastic opportunity to state their more reasonable position on this such as “we’re against partisan political advocacy.” You’ll just have to find out later.
@owmyasshurts Hi Taylor. We'd love to have you on board with us. Can you DM a contact number? I'll have sales reach out. ^MB
— Bell Support (@Bell_Support) October 5, 2016
This tweet combined the shitstorm with the use of current US politics-style #Never[___] hashtag advocacy:
— psychic yeti (@PsychicYeti) October 5, 2016
And lots of others are ditching one crony for another, but it’s a little like the U.S. election — you gotta vote for one of them in this country…
— Sheila Gunn Reid (@SheilaGunnReid) October 5, 2016
— Mark Rushton (@SuncoastPlace) October 5, 2016
And those tweets just go on, on and on, and on. There were also those who ignored, at least outwardly, the partisan political hackery, and went right to the bona fides of the Liberals’ carbon tax policy itself:
— Steve Bramhall (@devilmaycare7) October 5, 2016
— Prem Singh (@Prem_S) October 5, 2016
TELUS tweets support for Justin Trudeau and Catherine McKenna's carbon tax-on-everything and instantly regrets… https://t.co/ClQ60qX04r
— Alberta Can't Wait (@albertacantwait) October 5, 2016
— Rob Rheaume (@robbincanada) October 5, 2016
So Telus shareholders: all in all a great idea to let the leftists run the ship over there, huh? This one encapsulates it perfectly:
— Blaise Boehmer (@boehmerB) October 5, 2016
The positive side of all of this this is that this kind of explicit liberal-left crony capitalism (or at the very least liberal-left political advocacy) is the sort of thing that makes me and millions of other normal people detest the current Clinton-style pay-to-play Democrats in the US. It’s also a fact that people think of Vladimir Putin’s crony capitalist Russia and Xi Jinping’s China when they think of these stories. And they decide not to vote for them with their dollars or ballots.
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The current Canadian business model and this style of doing business would fit right in.
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