09.25.2011 09:44 AM

Andrea Horwath’s NDP platform costing: ooops!

You can’t make this up. First, Horwath’s NDP wait until late, late in the campaign to issue their “costing” of their platform.

Then, at just past 10 this morning, they issue a release headlined “NDP will balance budget.”

Less than 30 minutes later, the release disappeared. Thus the screen cap above.

Are they going to now be issuing their costing in pencil, perhaps, along with erasers?

3 Comments

  1. Michael S says:

    Jason Lietaer is getting miffed that you are ignoring him.

  2. Cam Prymak says:

    It’s like what she said the other day, Horwath vows more affordablity for Ontarians, http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3311524

    Let’s make the healthcare system better by…”Instead of making the priority the CEO at the hospital who gets his six-figure raise every year, we’re going to make the priority keeping emergency wards open and making sure emergency wait times are cut in half.”

    Is that a fully costed, well-thought out, alternative solution to our problems? I can’t figure out if she’s trying out a Rob Ford line or she’s just phoning it in.

  3. Stephanie Powers says:

    It’s not the point. The NDP has captured all of our romantic notions of what we could and should be as a society… you’ll notice the NDP use terms like “we shouldn’t have to…”, “we should…” etc. Their currency is grand visions of some utopia where everyone’s craven personal agendas can be fulfilled to their heart’s content. It’s the same mentality in the US that seems set to hand Obama another 4 years despite his having no real solutions.

    Conversely then, when things become a mess, the people turn to the right, sometimes the hard right, as the only ones the people have faith can clean up the messes the lefties leave.

    Where does that leave the Liberals? Nowhere. No romantic visions of a world filled with brotherhood and equanimity, nor any public faith that they are the hard men needed to right the ship. Welcome to 2012.

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