Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Dalton McGimpy steals your money and locks up your children

Courtesy of Canadian Taxpayers Federation, yet another reason to consider moving out of the province of Ontario.

Toronto: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) reacted today to a New York Times report that the Ontario government is spending $2.5 million of taxpayers’ money to bring a musical production of the Lord of the Rings to Toronto.

“Last year the province dropped $1 million to bring in Conan O’Brien, now they’re spending $2.5 million to import Frodo. Where will this end?” said Tasha Kheiriddin, CTF Ontario director.

[..] Unlike many arts grants, the money is being given to a for-profit production. “This is just the latest in a long line of corporate subsidies from Queen’s Park,” said Kheiriddin. “Over the past two years, the provincial government has given hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies to car manufacturers, ethanol producers, and steelmakers. None of these ‘investments’ have produced any return: Ford is laying off hundreds of workers while Stelco may not have to repay 75% of its $100 million loan.”

“What’s next – will the premier ‘invest’ in a mini-series? A fashion show? A clothing line? This government is certainly creative when it comes to spending taxpayers’ money, but not when it comes to saving it. Unfortunately, there’s no wizard like Gandalf to make Ontario’s deficit go away. Premier McGuinty should exit stage left from this “Rings” production.”
Indeed, Dalton McGimpy should exit stage left and join his comrades in Russia, where policies like this might be better received:
Young Ontarians will be required to keep learning until they are 18 under planned legislation, Premier Dalton McGuinty said. A few days ago, McGuinty hinted the legislation will come with new programs or additional money to expand the opportunities available for young people to stay in school or take other types of formal training.

"It's easy to say to a young person, 'You've got to keep learning until the age of 18,' " McGuinty said. "The challenge is to have in place alternative programs that engage them and challenge them."
A PERSON CANNOT BE FORCED TO LEARN, ALTHOUGH THEY CAN BE FORCED TO OCCUPY A PUBLICALLY SUBSIDIZED SPACE AGAINST THEIR WILL.

2 comments:

Pietr said...

The would-be fascists of Canada can take a hint after all.
Trouble is they took it from the neo-communists of Britain.

Anonymous said...

Smeagol likes being premier! Stupid fat hobbits hate Smeagol and makes up nasty lies! O my precious power! Precious power! My precious! Preciouuussssss ..... !!!!