ss_blog_claim=8dcabb3175f064b32823a45ed345083b Majik's Thoughts: May 2011


Liberal Democratic Party?

I can't believe what I just read.  A former Liberal minister thinks the time is right for the New Democratic Party and the Liberal Party should merge. This article explains why the Liberal party has been in decline and why the time is right for a merger.  Are you for real?

Granted Jack Layton and his New Democratic Party is definitely showing momentum winning 103 seats in last month's election, but wouldn't the merger kill that momentum swing.  The political landscape of Canada was changed with the last election.  I for one am glad that Stephen Harper won a majority.  Although Harper has a majority, he has quite an opponent with Jack Layton heading up the official opposition in the House of commons.

In my humble opinion, if the NDP and the Liberals were to merge, the Conservatives would most likely win another majority government four years from now when we Canadians go back to the polls.  It would be morally wrong for the NDP and the Liberals to merge after Jack Layton convinced Quebec to vote for a federalist party instead of the Bloc Quebecois.  This just looks like the Liberals are continuing their quest for power and forgetting about all of those who cast their votes on May 2nd.  The Canadian people sent a clear message to both the Bloc Quebecois and the Liberal party that we don't want their type of politics on Capital Hill.

I changed the way I voted in the last election.  The main reason I decided to change my vote was because the Liberal Party was against Canadians protecting our sovereignty by voting down a budget that Canadians have been waiting for.  Far too long have we been a joke in terms of our military and that is mostly the fault of previous governing parties (specifically the Liberal Party).  I could not believe that the Liberal Party was against a budget that brings defending our own shores to the forefront.  I did not want to go to the polls, but this time Canadians now have a government that will protect its people.  What do you think?


In a Bind

Well, what can I say...I'm in a little bit of a bind.  Not many of my readers know but, I used to be employed full time, but unfortunately I was harassed off the job.  Now the out look is bleak to say the least.

I've been looking for a job, just anything really, it doesn't matter what I do as long as there is a paycheck in it for me.  I heard a few weeks back that there was 50000 jobs added to the Canadian economy...I wish I knew where they were added.  Unfortunately blogging just doesn't pay the bills...I let my traffic slide because I had trouble finding the time to write something.  Now that I have time...I don't have any money to support I am trying to find something to bring in a paycheck.

I can't speak for everybody else, but I've worked way to freaking hard to lose everything just because of some harassment that has left me with out a job.  Employment Insurance has so far refused to help me due to the terms of my release from my previous employer leaving me asking myself..."Why have I paid into E.I. for the past 17 or 18 years if when I need it I can't get it?"  What do you think I should do?


Voter Apathy

Well today is Election day in Canada!  I went out and cast my vote...did you?  I've been voting since I was 18 and it is very important to me.  If I don't vote, what right do I have to complain about the political landscape in Canada.  The answer is I wouldn't have the right to complain.

I'm sure that voter apathy exists in every democratic nation.  The largest reason people give for not voting is "One vote doesn't make a difference."  With all the elections I've followed, and participated in, I have seen riding's won by as few as 5 votes.  For those who say that one vote doesn't make a difference, consider that scenario that I've seen in the past, a riding won by just 5 votes...5 peoples votes could have changed the outcome.

Anyway...I let my voice be heard today at the polls...I hope you all will get out and cast your ballots!