Friday, October 17, 2008

Harper's Six Points: Emptiness

He's not going to do anything.

That's probably because he doesn't know what to do.

There are two possibilities regarding this election. Either super-awesome economist Stephen Harper saw this economic disaster coming and wanted to get the election in before his party started taking fallout, or super-awesome economist Stephen Harper didn't see it coming.

I don't know which is worse for Harper.

When I look at his six point plan, I don't see any substance. It's all about meeting with people (and pretending that he's initiating the meetings, when most of them are already planned by others).

A comment on an earlier post pointed to Harper's plan as a copy of Dion's five point plan with a little bit more.

But it's not. Dion's five-point plan had substance.

In amongst the talking which, yes, is important, there was some doing as well. There was a $1B Manufacturing Fund. The first item was to rework Canada's financial regulations to prevent the market manipulation that led to this mess in the U.S.

Go figure. Dorky professor guy had a plan to do something while super-awesome economist guy has no clue what to do.

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