Friday, April 23, 2010

It's the Money, Stupid

The Premier likes to think he is the best friend in the whole wide world of aboriginals.

When he's not appearing somewhere or other for a photo op waring a turban, he's wearing a headdress or an eagle feather.

In his delusion, he is the "land claims settlement Premier."

How pleasant it must be for him to wake up this morning and learn that BC Natives have joined the Van Der Zalm war against the HST.

Of course, if I were Chief Stewart Phillip, head of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs and I wrote a letter to Colin Hansen only to brushed off with a short reply and a refusal to meet, I'd be on the warpath too.

Do Hansen and Campbell not communicate?

Or does Campbell only see Indian Chiefs when it's convenient for him?

“We are no longer the flavour of the month, the Premier has moved on to further grandiose projects, like the billions of dollars for the Olympics or the Site C dam,” Mr. Phillip said.

Meanwhile Big Biz is busily defending the HST.

One of their brighter spokespersons said, "This petition isn't about the HST. It seems to be about dissatisfaction with the government."



It is entirely about the $$$$$$.

It is about families taxed to the max.

It is about haircuts and bicycles costing more.

Of course, for Mr. Howe Street, a few kopeks here or there will hardly cut into the morning latte. I'm alright, Jack. What me, worry?

That's the trouble with the tailored suit crowd - just a little out of touch.

Zalm's anti-HST campaign may or may not pull of the come-from-behind.

But it certainly clears the nostrils and draws the lines between the haves and have nots, a dichotomy carved out so cleanly by this Premier over recent years.


Anonymous said...

Besides this just where is the premier anyway? Photo-op seem to take 100% of his ego. The Province's business? Too mundane. Five plane loads of toadies to the Bennett Dam and he can't turn up in the legislature to conduct the business of the government? Too self important so the minions do the dirty work in the house instead of him? Let's get recall underway in the fall. If he wont quit maybe a good shove is what is needed.

Judie said...

I signed the petition - but I don't have a hope in hell that it is going to change anything. BUT - just on the off-chance it does, I signed it!