Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Well, it looks like pre-eminent economist is off the list

Of job opportunities Harper will be invited to consider after the next election. At least if Jeffery Simpson has anything to say about it. (My emphasis in bold).
You know, there's two schools in economics on this. One is that there are some good taxes and the other is that no taxes are good taxes. I'm in the latter category. I don't believe that any taxes are good taxes.

– Stephen Harper, July 10

This assertion, from an interview the Prime Minister gave The Globe and Mail after the G8 summit in Italy, is one of the most stunning, revealing and, frankly, ignorant statements ever made by a prime minister, let alone one who keeps purporting to be an economist, despite doing so many things that economists deplore.

Let us see. What else is off the list? Health care consultant? Nope. That one has left dock. International political ethics and protocol advisor? Not likely. I'll tell you what. I would consider making a donation to the NCC if they would take him back.

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