Rick Mercer Report – Rick’s Rant – Government Shutdown
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[Rick Mercer Report – Rick’s Rant – Government Shutdown]
[Richard Vincent “Rick” Mercer (October 17, 1969)] Source: LYBIO.net
The United States and Canada two great countries; great friends but more importantly combined, we are the largest democratic a land mass in the entire world.
So it is interesting to note that the government of the United States can cease to function at the drop of a hat and here in Canada we are once again pro·rogued.
Now of course things aren’t as bad up here as they are down there when our parliament is pro·rogued the mechanics of government still work; taxes are collected the mail is delivered; veterans are abused on a daily basis. But MP’s do not see it in the House of Commons so nobody can ask the government to question I mean nobody; even reporters can’t ask questions anymore.
I looked into it, compared to other world leaders [Hugo Shabazz]’s answer more questions from the press than Stephen Harper in the last six months and
Shabazz died 7 months ago.
Well MP’s go back to work next week if he lets them go back, they will have gone 117 days without sitting in the House of Commons. There’s a word for people on that schedule on employed; the difference being the course MP’s are still paid which is why you don’t hear [bleating] from the backbench.
They love the notion of representing their constituents from the privacy of their basement or their bass boat. This this is our fault we have all become comfortable with the system where the Prime Minister can simply close Parliament on a whim.
[Rick Mercer] Source: LYBIO.net
Well there’s a term for that it’s called taxation without representation in the United States it led to the American Revolution in Canada it’s becoming business as usual democracy takes practice; we either use it or lose it
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