Gutter politics is destroying democracy


Check out the following video about McCain’s attacks ads.

In Canada things are no different.  Harper is deliberately misleading Canada on the issue of the carbon tax.  All of his statements about its impact on the economy assumes that one half of the plan, the income tax cut, will never happen.  The Harperized version of the two purposed Carbon tax plans is a deliberate lie, a fabrication. 

[update] Rex Murphy shares similar sentiment.

  1. #1 by BD on September 14, 2008 - 12:06 am

    On a brighter note, media in the US are actually starting to call the McCain ad lies, when they are lies.

    Putting political discourse into the gutter turns people off, they are less likely to vote and democracy does suffer, but the people putting the discourse into the gutter don’t care. When citizens stop paying attention, they get to keep and increase the power they take.

  2. #2 by Dave King on September 18, 2008 - 8:51 pm

    The Green Shift calculator just shows the tax cuts, no way of calculating your increased costs under the tax. Both sides seem guilty of telling less than the whole truth.

    - Peace

  3. #3 by Leighton Tebay on September 21, 2008 - 10:56 pm

    Dave

    While I’m no longer a Liberal I’d say there is a difference between leaving something out on a website calculator and deliberately misrepresenting some one else’s platform. It isn’t as though the Liberals have ever hid the fact that the green shift is a tax on carbon.

    Harper is lying.

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