Shorter Canadian Retard-o-sphere:
"Why should the government be in the business of subsidizing startup artists and musicians with taxpayer money? If those artists are going to eventually be commercially successful, they should get there on their own, with their own funds, and not come begging to the government for assistance to make it happen, bunch of freeloading parasites always looking for a handout."
Then there's Stephen the Corpulent (emphasis added):
Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged help for small business Saturday as he prepared to take his campaign in an Atlantic province where the Tory premier has launched a public campaign to unseat federal Conservatives...
"We'll be helping those small businesses to grow and reach their potential," Harper said. The Conservatives will also index the lifetime capital gains exemption to inflation.
"The measures I am proposing today are modest, responsible and affordable steps," Harper said.
Intelligent readers will ponder the above and conclude, "Hey, you know, CC has something there, that's kind of ironic, isn't it?"
Canada's Blogging Tories will ponder the above and conclude, "I don't get it, what's his point? Hey, Marge, bring me another beer, willya? And hurry it up, The Dukes of Hazzard are about to start. It's the one where those boys get in trouble with Boss Hogg and jump that car over that thing."