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Montreal Simon: The Day Stephen Harper Lost His Economic Crown

The other day I ran a video of Joe Oliver literally running for cover, so he didn't have to answer questions from reporters about the state of the economy. And explain why the Parliamentary Budget Officer says he has a billion dollar DEFICIT instead of a billion dollar SURPLUS as he has been claiming.And now I'm sorry to report that Oily Joe is STILL running, so is Stephen Harper.

And the Cons are trying their best to make sure they never have to answer that burning question.Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Day Stephen Harper Was Exposed As a Con Artist

For weeks Stephen Harper and his grubby flying monkey Joe Oliver, have been trying to fool Canadians into thinking that they had balanced the budget for the first time in eight years.Harper has been travelling around claiming that the economic shock waves that are rocking this country are just a "downturn" not a recession. And that he still has the money to bribe them.While the senile simian Oliver has been claiming that he has a surplus not a deficit.But yesterday all those claims came tumbling down, and both men were exposed as shameless Con artists. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Day of Reckoning

For years Stephen Harper was able to fool or brainwash many Canadians into believing that he was a Great Economist Leader.Even as he put all our eggs into one oily basket, demolished what was left of our manufacturing sector, brought in armies of foreign workers to drive down wages, failed to create enough jobs, and ran one deficit after the other.And he was hoping that helped by a billon dollars worth of porky ads paid for with OUR money, that phony reputation would win him another monstrous majority.But yesterday that dream ended, when the day of reckoning finally arrived.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Deluded and Dangerous Economic Lies

It couldn't have been a more disgraceful sight. Or one more pathetic.Stephen Harper posing in front of a wall of fidgeting and yawning children.Admitting for the first time that the economy is in trouble.But somehow managing to blame others. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Great Con Debate Fiasco

As we all know Stephen Harper was hoping to torpedo the political leaders's debates, by boycotting the ones organized by the big three tv networks. The ones that millions of Canadians watch.And replacing them with a series of smaller debates, with friendlier moderators, on channels that hardly anyone watches.And hoping that the big three networks would cancel their debates, because he wouldn't be there.But sadly for him his bluff has been called. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Joe Oliver, Stephen Harper, and the Great Con Economic Meltdown

As you know, I believe that we need a Con like Joe Oliver as our Finance Minister at a time like this one, like a drowning man needs an anvil. I think that he's just a puppet of the PMO, that Stephen Harper pulls his strings, and tells him what to say.And that Oliver is so hopelessly incompetent and so out of it, one really has to wonder whether he's all there. If you know what I mean.And of course this doesn't help. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Most Sad and Pathetic Calgary Stampede

Well there he was in this PMO picture, at the Calgary Stampede in his black bad guy cowboy hat, framed between a horse and a horse's ass.Watching the parade and trying to put on a brave face, or smile like a winner. Or at least open his mouth and show his teeth.But it couldn't have been easy. Not with Rachel Notley, the new sheriff of Alberta, riding triumphantly past him…

He must have had lockjaw by the time that was over eh?And of course the latest EKOS poll didn't exactly make him want to stand up and shout "Yee (Read more…)

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Montreal Simon: The Day Stephen Harper Was Called an Idiot by Tom Mulcair

Ever since he came to power Stephen Harper has made a mockery out of our parliament.He has used it as a bully pulpit, he has cut off debates, he never answers questions, he lies all the time. He has turned it into a bad joke, or a fascist circus.But yesterday when he was asked about the legality of his new war in Syria, and he turned his answer into a joke.He got put in his place by Tom Mulcair…Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Desperate Rush to War

He's spent the last few days licking his wounds after he was caught deliberately fanning the flames of racism, and was hit by a wave of revulsion.And no doubt he's been knocking back a few to try to forget what's happening to the economy. Because that makes HIM feel sick, or makes all the voices in his head start screaming at the same time.But now he's back on his feet, he's inflamed with energy of the desperate, and he's rushing off or lurching off to WAR. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper the Not So Great Economist Leader

Well now we know why Stephen Harper would rather talk about terrorism than the economy.Why he would rather scare people into voting him, than promise them better jobs.Because if he did talk about the economy people would be REALLY scared.Or really ANGRY. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Big Freeze

His icy contempt for Parliament couldn't be more obvious.Despite hailing new anti-terror legislation as fundamental to the fight against “the most dangerous enemies our world has ever faced,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper did not attend either of two days of debate on the bill in the House of Commons this week.Or maybe he's just confident he's done enough for now to scare Canadians into supporting his fascist bill. Because he knows Tom Mulcair can't stop him…

Patrick Corrigan/Toronto StarNo matter how bravely he tries.But what must be driving Stephen Harper crazy or crazier, is that his (Read more…)

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Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Great War on the Economy

As we all know, Stephen Harper would rather talk about his Great War on the Jihadi Conspiracy.Try to brainwash us into believing that only he can save us from a terrorist attack, even as he does his best to provoke one. But although that is alarming, I'm sure most Canadians are probably more worried about his Great War on the Economy. And what it's done to our poor loonie.And with good reason. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper: The Not So Great Economist Leader

Well as you know, Stephen Harper is desperately trying to convince us, and our falling loonie, that everything is under control.And that he is STILL a Great Economist Leader.But I'm sorry to report failing miserably. The Canadian dollar is sinking ever deeper, hitting its lowest in almost six years, amid the ongoing rout in the oil market and increasingly “dovish” central banks.Because now the poor loonie is the Harper Peso. And we're all a little poorer. But then why should we be surprised eh?When all his claims that he knows what he's doing, are turning out to be FRAUDULENT.Read more »

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Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Issue that Will Destroy Him

Gosh. What a difference a day makes. Yesterday I wrote about that nightmarish Ipsos Reid poll that suggested that Stephen Harper had risen from his political grave, and was heading for another majority.And I said that I couldn't wait for another poll, to see if the numbers were more encouraging.And whether the sagging economy might take him down with it.And in that regard the news couldn't be better. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and My Horrible Majority Nightmare

It was a horrible nightmare. There was Stephen Harper in the musty basement of his House of Pain.Chained to a chair by the young fanatics running the PMO, to prevent their beloved master from blowing apart at the seams, under the weight of all that bad economic news.Or stumbling out into the street in the middle of the night, dressed only in his pyjamas, screaming: "I'm STILL a Great Economist Leader. And I'm not CRAZY !!#@!!But then just as I'm thinking oh goody, at least he's restrained. And all that bad news will surely finish him off. (Read more…)

Montreal Simon: All The Ways Stephen Harper Could Soon Be Gone

It's one of my fondest dreams, the day Stephen Harper finally leaves. And it can't happen soon enough.Because I honestly believe that him and his ghastly Cons are losing touch with reality, or think they can brainwash us all.And that we are all FOOLS.Because there he was in that latest Con propaganda video I ran last night. Telling Canadians that even though he blew the surplus before he had one, and even though experts are warning he's flirting with a deficit.He's STILL a Great Economist Leader…Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the End of the Great Economist Myth

Well it must have been a grim scene in the PMO bunker last night. For years the Con propaganda machine has tried to brainwash Canadians into believing that Stephen Harper is a Great Economist Leader. The steady hand on the wheel, steering us to prosperity, the only leader who knows ANYTHING about economics. Even as he put all our economic eggs into one oily basket, decimated our manufacturing sector, flooded the country with foreign workers, drove down wages, and failed to come up with an industrial strategy, or create enough jobs. But today that absurd myth finally fell apart, after the (Read more…)

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Latest Shameless Con Scam

Well as we know only too well and too painfully, Stephen Harper has many screaming voices in his head. And he likes to play many roles.One moment he's Great Warrior Leader, the next moment he's Great Mother Leader.

But now, if you can believe it, he's posing a Great Used Car Salesman Leader. Trying to scam the gullible into believing he's a consumer champion !!Read more »

Montreal Simon: Joe Oliver and the Incredible Shrinking Surplus

It was hard to imagine a scarier sight, than old Joe Oliver delivering his fiscal update to an audience of Bay Street business types the other day.And announcing that Canadians should support the Cons, because he's blown the surplus trying to buy votes.So they can't trust the opposition to run or ruin the economy!!!Read more »

Montreal Simon: Will Stephen Harper Go For a Late Fall Election?

It's been the subject of much fevered speculation. Will Stephen Harper call an early election? And if so how early?And no doubt Great Desperate Leader is consulting his crystal ball, and the fevered voices in his head.And in his brief moments of lucidity, probably wondering if he DID go early what would be his excuse?But now some Cons are apparently saying that he already has two good excuses, and he should pull the plug immediately.Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Con Apocalypse and the Humbling of Stephen Harper

As you may remember, I was deeply troubled by Stephen Harper's wild diatribe at the Calgary Stampede BBQ almost two weeks ago.I couldn't decide whether he had inhaled the fumes of his own propaganda, like Rob Ford sucks on a crack pipe.Or was lying compulsively. Again.Or whether inflamed by the sight of all those cowboy hats, he had finally gone off the deep end. Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Sad and Dismal Legacy of Little Jimbo Flaherty

Well I see that little Jimbo Flaherty has fallen off his mole hill for the very last time.Or left Stephen's Harper's murky pond. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has resigned. He is the biggest fish to swim out of Prime Minister Harper's pond since then-Environment Minister, and de facto second in command in the Cabinet, Jim Prentice, left to make oodles of money in the banking business.But not before rhyming off a short list of his accomplishments, and ignoring all his failures.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Economic Conapocalypse

Well as you know Stephen Harper isn't just running from the Senate scandal these days. And from Neil Young.He's running from the burning wreckage of his disastrous economic record. And so desperate is the situation, Great Economist Buffoon Leader has been reduced to begging Canadians to suggest any ideas about how he can create the Jobs of Tomorrow.

Because goodness knows he doesn't have a clue eh?Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Day of Reckoning

He's still hiding from Canadians, still huddled with his closest advisers. Still inviting us to enter his sinister parallel universe.

Have you seen 24 Seven yet? Watch the first one here: http://t.co/7z2DqhgtVS #cdnpoli— Stephen Harper (@pmharper) January 11, 2014

Still running from the media, still dodging responsibility from the sheltered comfort of his ghastly cocoon. In lieu of answering real world questions, the prime minister has entered a pre-campaign cocoon, dodging controversy and responsibility except to claim personal credit for trade and economic booms which always seem just over the horizon. But it won't do him any (Read more…)

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Con War on the Truth

If you want to understand what Stephen Harper is trying to do to Canada you can't focus on each individual atrocity he commits, no matter how painful the bite. You have to focus on the whole ghastly web he is spinning, to understand that his main target is the TRUTH. Take this latest report for example. The newly released numbers from the 2011 census reveal a wide, demographic chasm between the nation’s poor — those whose annual income falls well below the $27,000 median figure for an individual— and the richest in Canada.Not only does it show that the Canadian (Read more…)