Monday, October 23, 2006

Greens Slide in Polls

Well at least thats what the headline is going to read after the new opposition to the Green Party gets in a few posts on his blog. The new Green Party critic will have a tougher time convincing Elizabeth May and his new party of his 'radical' ideas of not wanting to shut down the economy in order to hold Canada's end of the Kyoto deal. From the Green Party Website:

Taxes are one tool governments have to shape society. For instance, both the Conservatives and Liberals have used our tax system to benefit corporations. Just in the last 5 years, federal corporate taxes have been reduced by almost 8 per cent as corporate profits hit record highs.
I thought you were for the Corporate tax cuts in order to boost economic growth. Garth, please do not give up your pricinciples now that you are no longer a Conservative and please continue to speak out, publicly and often, whenever you disagree with Green Party policy and the leader of the Party.

I can't wait for the press conference where you will resign and run again in your riding to get your constituents approval to join this new party of whom they did not vote for. The Greens only got 5.8%, about twice what they got the election previous of the popular vote in Halton last election so it seems that your constituents might not want a Green MP.

8 Comments:

Blogger John M Reynolds said...

Your garth link is busted.

11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In fact, Tom, Garth had posted the results of a constituents vote about what he should do now during one of his town halls and most constituents (31) wanted him to remain independant while equal amounts (17 each) wanted Garth to either make amends and go back to the Conservatives or go Green. (Thank God NONE wanted him to go Liberal!!)

For all his talk of "being the voice of his constituents", I can't believe joining the Green Party will do that at all!

I guess lots of bloggers were right that he is just a self-serving media hound who will do whatever he can to keep himself in the headlines. A shame really, he had a good idea there with his "digital democracy", if only it had been done correctly (without denigrating his fellow MP's and those with whose opinions he diagreed).

I enjoyed his blog sometimes, when it lhad good debate on the issues, but now it's become almost as bad as Rabble.ca - augh!! Taken over by moon bats!

Charley

11:49 AM  
Blogger wayward son said...

"I thought you were for the Corporate tax cuts in order to boost economic growth. Garth, please do not give up your pricinciples now that you are no longer a Conservative"

Um the Green Party is FOR corporate tax cuts and FOR personal income tax cuts. If you had done 2 seconds of fact checking you would be aware of that.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Zorpheous said...

Technical speaking, by being a member of the Green Party, he would still be an indie since, even if Liz May gets elected in London, they would not hold enough seaats to get party status.

Of course Garth can easily work closely with the Greens while still flying the indie banner. Win-Win.

Now what I find fun is Garth is spilling the beans on Harpo's micro-management of the Party. LOL

5:25 PM  
Anonymous KPK said...

I'm not sure a politcal party full of mavericks could function as a unit. Their egos would collide.

6:59 PM  
Blogger "Expert" Tom said...

Wayword son,

The quote I found doing my 2 seconds of research is from the Green party website. Maybe the Greens want to decrease corporate taxes for Green Companies, but Garth has supported broad based corporate tax relief with no strings attached. Care to add your research that says the Greens support broad based Corporate tax cuts?

Note: the reason I make a distiction is that if you support tax cuts for only about 1% of corporations that would qualify for enviro-tax-cut-credits, then you don't really support corporate tax cuts.

7:35 PM  
Anonymous KPK said...

The Greens are unrealistic idealists with simplistic solutions to problems. They keep insisting that we can reach our Kyoto targets despite the fact that we only have 5 years left. Infrastructure design and build projects will take longer than that. That is not including the fact that we have a trades labour shortage and we accept roughly accept 1% of the size of our population each year in immigration which adds to the energy consumption /emissions problem.

7:56 PM  
Blogger gimbol said...

Want a POV that might make you like GT?

Its like this. If Garth is going to be the sole Greenie in the House, that will make him the voice on the national stage. Say what you think of his politics and his penchant for grandstanding, this gives the greens to make a case that they are the place for true liberals tired of having to choose between a party taken over by special interests (LPC), and one that is far too socialist (NDP). Garth will give the apperance of a rightward tilt and hence they can claim that they are a centrist party.
After all, when Reform came on the scene the liberals couldn't help but repeat the talking point that the right was divided.
Hence the left is divided, and until they unite under a single party banner the conservatives will have unfettered rule.

8:43 PM  

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