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Jack Layton warns Canadians

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Jack Layton warns Canadians

Postby NC » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:34 am

Jack Layton made a speech - in what I have come to call Obamaese:
It's that kind of courage workers will need "to take a pay cut so your friends at the plant can keep their job,"
The National Citizen's Coalition has pointed out however that Mr. Layton is taking out about $208,000 from our economy by himself, and perhaps he should take a little paycut.

The NCC's email newsletter sais this:
Layton's 5% Solution

One of Jack Layton's proposed solutions to the economic difficulties we are going through is a 5% pay cut so employees can help out their employers. You can read the article here. (nc: see link below)

Here is my suggestion for Jack: try and regain some of your badly damaged reputation, stand up in the House of Commons and show some real leadership. Propose that all MP's take an immediate 5% pay cut. MP’s must lead by example and cut their own pay before going after hard working Canadians.

By the way Jack Layton and his wife Olivia Chow each make $155,000 as MP's and Layton gets an additional $52,900 because he is a party leader. Their combined family income is $352,000. Certainly Jack can afford a 5% pay cut.

Don’t hold your breath that Jack or any other MP will have the common sense to lead by example and take a pay cut.



http://nationalcitizens.ca/cgi-bin/news ... er=&page=1


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Postby grudey » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:57 pm

In the early nineties in Alberta when the public service wages were cut by 5% in order to help balance the budget the NDP and the Liberals were dead set against it. A lot of Alberta's prospertity has came from tough decisions back in the nineties. Now Jack Layton thinks he has come up with an original idea. God, he is irritating. :roll: :roll:



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Postby alec » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:33 pm

it's the moustache......


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