“Sydney, what happened to you? You’ve become obese!”
Recently, Jim Flaherty Canada’s Finance Minister has taken to publicly criticizing the spending habits of the provincial government of Ontario.
Now while I can’t argue with the criticism nor would I in my wildest dreams ever consider defending Premier Dalton McGuinty and his merry band of free spending caucus members, I do have a problem with this.
Where do I start, well it seems Jimmy has suggested that the McGuinty Liberals should “look in the mirror” to see who is responsible for Ontario’s current economic woes. A fine suggestion, but tell me Jimmy-Boy, do you own a mirror?
Rather than having me take off on a rant (something I tend to do occasionally), let’s keep this short and use a couple of old but well proven adages that accurately describe this soap opera…….
“cast the first stone” or “Those that live in glass houses…..”
I am personally amazed that Jimmy feels he can tell anyone how to be fiscally responsible. It certainly is not based on his setting such a fine example to follow, another old adage says it best “Don’t do as I do, do as I say”
On the other hand, maybe there is a simpler motivation at play here, like the fact that Jimmy’s wife Christine Elliot is the deputy leader of Ontario’s Conservative party. You know, the same Conservative party that would like to form the next government of Ontario and currently sits in opposition to McGuinty’s Liberals.
So Jimmy, how about doing us taxpayers a couple of favors?
First, balance your own governments budget and address it’s debtbefore you worry about the other guys, and secondly when your working on our nickel let your wife do her own campaigning.