The late Molly Ivins once eviscerated perpetual Republican blowhard Phil Gramm thusly:
Gramm, the great crusader against government spending, has spent his entire life on the government tit. He was born at a military hospital, raised on his father’s Army pay, went to private school at Georgia Military Academy on military insurance after his father died, paid for his college tuition with same, got a National Defense Fellowship to graduate school, taught at a state-supported school, and made generous use of his Senate expense account.
Apparently, much the same can be said about one Stephen Harper who, if you believe Wikipedia, has rarely held an actual job. That would certainly explain why he values everyone else's job so little.