Has anyone else noticed that the people who have been perpetually yowling for smaller government and lower taxes are the same ones who are currently stroking themselves into a lather about how gosh-darned awesome and studly Stephen Harper is, what with his rapid and manly deployment of Canada's DART team with all those C-17s and helicopters and whatnot, all of which are paid for by our taxpayer dollars? Apparently, a photo op beats political principles every day.
P.S. One wonders if, now that the above institutions have served their purpose in making King Stephen look like such a hero, their budgets are going to get the axe come the March budget. What? Am I being too cynical? Heaven forbid.
AS I WAS SAYING ... here's occasional conservative commenter "kursk" getting all gushy about how Canada is stepping up:
If Canadians donate 50 million dollars, Canada will send 100 million.The United states, with 300+ million people, has pledged 100 million.
With relief supplies totaling around 10 million already, and with Canada deploying 2 ships, 2 c-17's, 4 search helicopters (2 on the ships)2 c-130's, the DART team as well as an engineering squadron, I would say Canada is pulling its weight.
Lovely sentiment, kursk. And I'm sure that, when the Conservative budget comes down in March, you'll be there at the head of the line, cheering on all of the budget cuts. When that happens, I'm hoping you don't mind if I point out your appalling hypocrisy. It's what I do.