Just had a chance to check in with the Conservative Spin-O-Matic 3000 Blogging Supercomputer and Water-Pik. Despite stark differences related to party affiliation, ideological viewpoint and favourite ice cream, I can't help but feel that in a different world, in a different time, we could be friends. Or, failing that, that it could be my toaster oven.
Anyway, Bloggie - I call it Bloggie - has been going on about the nationwide good-time penny-saving jamboree that would be kicked off by Stephen Harper's plan to reduce the GST. God, he's adorable! (Bloggie, I mean, not Stephen Harper. All things considered, Mr. Harper qualifies more as "rugged," like Clint Eastwood or most forms of linoleum.)
Allow me to quote directly from Bloggie: "Stephen visited an auto dealership in the riding of Kitchener-Conestoga to talk about the savings that families – especially those who don’t earn enough to pay income tax – would see when the GST is lowered to 5% over the course of his first mandate. With the GST cut your family would save on the purchase of a minivan..."
At which point Bloggie displayed a very nice photograph of Stephen Harper standing alongside a $24,000 minivan.
Since I know Bloggie is capable of processing 4.17 trillion calculations per second, I won't hesitate to ask it this one simple question: How many families that don't earn enough to pay income tax and have resisted pursuing a hobby in the alluring field of armed robbery can afford to buy a $24,000 minivan?