Thursday, 17 September 2009

Can We Stop Talking About Who's Propping Up Who?

Seriously. So what if the NDP supports a Conservative confidence motion?

Well we all should. But we're caring about it for the wrong reasons.

Lordy, my hatred of the Conservatives is palpable. Stephen Harper is the worst PM in living memory (of not historical memory) from where I stand.

However, if the Conservatives introduce a bill that another party can in good conscience can support because they believe it benefits their constituency, then they should do it.

All this cynical talk of propping up the government to live another day, or bringing it down is contributing to the problem of voter alienation.

We should be talking about the merits of a bill, irregardless of who introduced or who supports it. Its the measures in the bill that affect us, NOT the government that passes it into legislation.

So are the extended EI benefits a good thing or a bad thing? That's what we should be talking about, not about IF or WHEN an election will result because of the introduction of this bill.

1 comment:

Ken Breadner said...

Amen. Isn't a minority government supposed to function like a grand coalition? For that matter, isn't any government?