November 27, 2008
What's not to like?
So the Conservatives want to axe the $1.95-per-vote subsidy given to the various political parties, at a cost of $27 million each year.
I support this for multiple reasons:
- It's the right thing to do. Why should taxpayers be forced to subsidize political campaigns in the first place? Leave it to those Canadians who care enough about a party to send their own money.
- It's ideologically consistent. Stephen Harper was opposed to the subsidy when it was first proposed in 2003.
- It shows that politicians are willing to include themselves in the upcoming belt-tightening.
- As a bonus, it completely screws the Bloc, and to a lesser extent the Liberals. :)
Two thumbs up!
Update: This post has apparently caused Canadian Cynic to call me an "asshole." I will wear it as a badge of honour.