Thursday, September 4, 2008

Kindergarten cons

According to the Canadian Press, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty plans to use the "positive reinforcement [that] motivates the five-year-olds his wife teaches in the classroom" to cajole the federal government into giving more money to the province. McGuinty is no stranger to kindergarten pedagogy, but it remains to be seen whether toddler tricks will work as well on other politicians as he thinks they do on voters.

But baby games for baby prizes. McGuinty could be arguing for federal tax cuts that would put more money back in the province rather than toying for subsidies to the province, but the difference is that his government collects directly only in the latter case. Anything less is just "unfair treatment."