Running Ontario into the ground

Jerry Agar sounds off on the Ontario Liberals’ abysmal response to the Auditor General’s report.

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  • Raymond Hietapakka

    The Ring of Fire ver. 6.0 will have us all up here livin’ like Sheikhs…

  • Jason

    Whoa – he was not impressed with the liberals, was he? It was nice to hear some justified fire.
    I guess the wise people of Ontario putting them in power for – what is it now? 11, 12 years? – has tended to make them a tad … arrogant.

    • Our predatory Public Service Unions keep the liberals in power. Ontario has basically evolved into a kleptocracy.

  • jayme

    We can add the train from Union to the airport as another scandal @ 27.00 each way
    who will use it.

    • Not me.

      • jayme

        The left is out of touch with whats going on take the teachers wanting more money.

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    When you have an electorate that mostly stays home in Ontario, of course you will have a certain part of the electorate dictating things. Most of that 52% of voter turnout is progressive. Sad but true!

    • Billy Bob Thornton

      I voted for the Greens but I think Ontario definitely needs more parties. I am done with the major parties as all of them are responsible for our debt going up. I have a thing for the NOTA party and the Socialist party because how else are you going to pay off Ontario’s huge debt? It can’t be done in a normal way. Ontario’s debt is approaching nationalizing of the banks territory or some other mechanism. The fact is the major parties can talk a good game but it is all just gamemanship rather than how to get rid of that debt.

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    The manufacturing leaving was completely preventable. The trade policies have a lot to do with it and China being admitted into the WTO. There was Perot who was staunchly against free trade. I am with him on that subject because Ontario being a former manufacturing powerhouse should have been more protectionist forever rather than agreeing with the service economy and high tech manufacturing. Ontario agreed to Harper’s tax cuts but some state that the energy policies are keeping manufacturing out? Well no it’s not the case. The dark days of the Great Recession has its prints all over this and Canada’s trade policies. That is why I feel state capitalism is much better than the current form that we have since it shields against problems during recession times and it provides barriers. State capitalism is real capitalism since it uses capital, industrialization, manufacturing and doesn’t use corporatism which is in the new capitalism brought forward by Ronald Reagan. Reaganism or neoliberalism is new capitalism or corporatism since it is deregulation, tax cuts on demand, and corporate welfare. Traditionalist capitalism pre-1980s is state capitalism with variations. That alone proves that capitalism was always based on state capitalism and why Ontario never should have veered from that path. Corporate capitalism is fascism pure and simple. And yes the Liberals are neoliberal by believing in much of that neoliberal doctrine.

    • jayme

      While i don’t like tax breaks at this time its the only thing keeping Ontario alive.

    • Bataviawillem

      You mean communism?

      • Billy Bob Thornton

        Pre-1980’s capitalism wasn’t communism but state capitalist. China’s system can be called state capitalist. The same with Russia. They are more capitalist than we are.

        Also, we don’t have democracy but oligarchy!

        • Billy Bob Thornton

          I said the NOTA party of Ontario and the Socialist party because well the Communist party will never be taken seriously and the Libertarians don’t promise higher disposable incomes and frankly the system needs debt repayment and I am for nationalization or direct democracy and quite frankly the mainstream is corrupt, full of liars and for the status quo! Also, the current path of Ontario needs bold and quite frankly solutions outside the mainstream.