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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The 30-year neo-liberal war on the middle-class

I agree with this article, Harper is continuing the neo-liberal war on the middle-class started by Thatcher, Reagan, and Mulroney that includes low corporate and upper income taxes, removing protective regulation locally and internationally, worshipping and encouraging the gambling with society's wealth rampant in the so-called free market, destroying unions, and privatization of public necessities for the benefit of their financial backers. I still think he's more Bush/Cheney though.
 "Stephen Harper is a male version of Margaret Thatcher. This man has an employer’s agenda, which has nothing to do with the welfare of the Canadian people, and he’s using this opportunity to dismantle the social safety net of the nation.

Just look south at what has happened when collective bargaining disappears in the private sector and the public sector: levels of inequality that we have never seen; wages that have stood still for a quarter of a century; and the overall economic health of the world leading economy has suffered.

Stephen Harper is destroying the middle class of Canada. He’s choking the balance of power away from working people, and I think a different kind of Canada will emerge as a result." http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/06/19/philip-jennings-uni-global-union-stephen-harper_n_1610713.html