Making My Nurse A Welder

The photo’s I have seen recently of Tim Hudak look as though he’s casting a glance for the truth. He knows it is in the room but pretends it’s in the hall. All I hear is something about a million jobs but what can be expected from a conservative government? Ask a nurse. To Tim Hudak a nurse is somehow a medical luxury, frivolous to treatment and the beginning and end of mismanaged health care dollars. I am all for efficiency but when it interferes with efficacy it becomes dangerous in a health care setting. Health care workers are the light bulb to the whole electrical system. If we reduce their numbers the rest of the components of healthcare are gears missing teeth. What good is a gurney if there is no one to push it?
Tim Hudak came out to party faithful with a promise to cut 100,000 public sector jobs. A week later he’s adding carrots and onions to a broth he threw down the drain. I have seen photo’s of Mr. Hudak beside banners of this 1 000 000 promise but he seems as perplexed as the rest of us with a proficiency for grade 5 math. If you shed 100,000 jobs shouldn’t the well thought out banner read 1 100 000? Optics and the fact Tim might stumble having to say more than the slogan one million has lead to its proliferation.
If the provincial conservative campaign starts out with a mathematical miscalculation or worse, misleading numbers, I dare not think what they might do with governance. If I am to believe that this one million includes the to be cut workers, I can only assume Tim Hudak has some master plan behind making my nurse a welder.

Both Sides of Their Mouths

I really don’t mean to pick on the conservatives but there is so much wrong with them it’s hard not to stare at the train wreck they consider governing.

This time it is a provincial “leader” who is disguising himself and his party as caring. I don’t disagree with Mr. Hudak’s statements that we need to expand mental health services for our youth or that mental and physical health is equally important. What I find perplexing is the fact that he actually believes he can stand in front of the disaster he and Mike Harris created by cutting health care and mental health services to begin with. It’s like taking a pee on the side of a highway with your back turned. We all know what the hell you’re up to. I may be disillusioned but I am skeptical of what trickles from his mouth today, considering what he did yesterday. It’s a bit like condemning the Klu Klux Klan while slaves pick your cotton. Tim Hudak shouldn’t be issuing statements, he should be issuing apologies.

Maybe Tim Hudak is the man for the job. Who better to “reinvent” the provincial health care system than the one who disassembled it brick by brick? On the other hand builder’s tools are quite different than the wrecking ball. Anyone can knock mortar from bricks but only talent can use it to build.

Despite this idiocy it is nice to see politicians talking about mental health. Just be wary of those that speak from both sides of their mouths; it’s a common birth defect among politicians and exasperated by re-election.