Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Dear IMF: Burst into flame and die.

Meet the International Monetary Fund -- a right-wing organization whose goal is to "help" poor countries by offering to give them money, in exchange for which those countries are forced to do ugly things like drastically slash social programs and privatize essential services like, oh, water.

I could go on but you can take my word for this -- the IMF are as evil a group of parasitic, opportunistic, right-wing cocksuckers as you're likely to find anywhere. And why do I suddenly care about the IMF? Because of this:

IMF sees Canada leading developed world

Canada will outperform other well-off countries but can't escape a global slowdown as the world works through "the most dangerous shock in mature financial markets since the 1930s," the International Monetary Fund says.

Wow, is that timely or what? Here we are, only days from an ugly, hard-fought federal election, and the hard-right conservative IMF just happens to come out with a relatively upbeat report on Canada's financial state. Boy, I'll bet there are some folks who just can't wait to start touting that little gift for all it's worth. Oh, look:

What a coincidence -- the Stephen Harper Party of Canada releases their platform on Tuesday, and the IMF publicly says nice things about Canada's economy the very next day. Just in time for the election. Some folks have all the luck, don't they?

Tin-foil hat? What tin-foil hat?

AW, THAT'S SO CUTE: The little soldiers have their marching orders already.

1 comment:

sooey said...

Phff. If the IMF is so smart, why isn't it buying the United States right now? It's going cheap.