Wynne “embraces” Horwath to save Liberals? …… NDP/LIBS …..what’s the difference?

Posted: February 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

When two political parties team up to “save their own bacon” then the electorate are the ones who are insulted, ripped off, ignored, or whatever other description one can garner to explain their actions. One word that could be used is “deceitful”

Horwath who we all know is a “publicity hound” appeared in more interviews yesterday on TV stations than one could only imagine. Is there 3 or 4 “clones” running around Toronto trying to everywhere all at once?

Showing full support for McWynnty’s “throne speech” in one breath and then hours later decrying the hidden documents showing up about the gas plants closures.

Remember that Horwath went down the Green Energy Road lock stock and barrel with McGuinty back in May of 2009 and she hasn’t wavered one iota since then on condemning Ontario to “ruination” with that decision!

To even suggest she is any different from the Liberals smacks of being “deceitful”.

So why is she so “visible” in mass media interviews and reports  It couldn’t be that the mass media is so “biased” and pro-Liberal/NDP that they won’t even mention a 3rd alternative that would stop all the corruption and blood-letting of tax payers dollars with a Government that would abandon the Green Energy Scam, deploy an in-depth investigation into gas plant “bribery for seats” and other scandals yet to reach their complete investigative fruition?

Remember the old adage “when you lie down with dogs you’ll probably get fleas”?

Kelly McParland: Kathleen Wynne seeks a dangerous friendship with NDP’s Horwath

 Kelly McParland | Feb 20, 2013

Kathleen Wynne is still in her first week as premier in Ontario’s legislature, and already she’s learning the dangers of appeasement.

Her predecessor, Dalton McGuinty, sought to appease unions by delivering juicy contract agreements, year after year. There were few labour disruptions as a result, and he thought that meant unions were his friends. Then a recession came along, McGuinty’s borrow-and-spend policies caught up with him, and he had to ask the unions for some leeway. End of friendship. When he stepped down in October, it was amid taunts and jeering from the teachers unions he’d considered to be particular pals.

Scott Stinson: Following ‘vague’ Liberal Throne Speech, Ontario NDP draws line in the sand over budget

The received wisdom during the Liberal leadership campaign was that a race that selected Kathleen Wynne to be Ontario’s new premier would foretell a co-operation pact between the governing party and the third-place NDP. The thinking was that Ms. Wynne, a centre-left candidate, would be best suited to find support for her minority government from NDP leader Andrea Horwath than she would from PC leader Tim Hudak.

This would prove the rare instance in which the received political wisdom appears to have been absolutely correct.

But the surprise twist is that, while the reaction from party leaders after Tuesday’s Speech from the Throne made clear that Ms. Wynne has only Ms. Horwath to deal with on the spring budget — Mr. Hudak said his party won’t support the Throne Speech, full stop — the NDP has shifted noticeably toward a more confrontational tone.

This week Ms. Wynne delivered her throne speech. In it she included some goodies for the Progressive Conservatives (controlled spending! A balanced budget — some day!) and for the NDP. She probably knew the feint to the PCs was a waste, as Tory leader Tim Hudak has decided the best form of co-operation is no co-operation. But NDP leader Andrea Horwath seemed more promising, as long as Wynne made it worth her while. So Wynne offered to end a health tax exemption for businesses that get too successful, more focus on youth unemployment, “respect” for collective bargaining, and less punitive wage rules for people on social assistance.

That’s when she got her first lesson. Maybe in the Dalton days, when Horwath was relatively new to her job, a list like that might have worked. But, as McGuinty learned, when you appease the left, the demands just escalate.  As National Post’s Scott Stinson noted,  the NDP leader has become decidedly more flinty:

Compared with her approach to the 2012 budget, Dalton McGuinty’s last as premier, Ms. Horwath’s attitude on Tuesday suggested she no longer wants to appear too conciliatory. Last spring, the NDP leader would repeatedly stress that she didn’t want to draw a line in the sand in budget negotiations, and she would refuse to characterize any of her demands at the time as the take-it-or-leave-it kind. But on Tuesday, after saying she expected the Liberals should be able to agree to all of her demands — what she called “real deliverables” — she was asked if she was, in fact, drawing a line in the sand. “That’s pretty much what I’m saying,” she said.



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