Wednesday, September 29, 2010

No beds available, go die at home: the McGuinty - Smitherman health plan

Further to Lee Greenberg's Sept.29, 2010 National Post story "McGuinty expands energy tax breaks for seniors" ...

"Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty responded to mounting attacks over rising energy costs yesterday by expanding a tax break for seniors -- a move he said proves the provincial government is listening to public concerns.

The $70-million measure will make the pre-existing tax credit for hydro and property tax costs available to an additional 50,000 seniors. The tax credit is worth up to $1,025 annually based on a senior's income.

"The purpose of today's announcement is to recognize there are some additional challenges being faced by seniors and we owe it to them to have another look at it," the Premier said.

The tax break was applauded by the Canadian Association for Retired Persons, the country's largest seniors' lobby, but jeered by political opponents.

Conservative leader Tim Hudak said he disagrees with the government's method in targeting relief.

"Dalton McGuinty tends to want to pick winners and losers, whether it's corporate grants for multinational corporations like Samsung or particular areas of the population," he said. "I just have a different view. I think people are tired of Dalton McGuinty's social engineering."

Mr. Hudak and New Democrat Party leader Andrea Horwath have in the past months focused on the rising cost of living, spawned in part by the July 1 introduction of the new harmonized sales tax.

Results of a poll released yesterday said 86%of respondents are finding it harder to make ends meet now than two years ago. Nearly as many --81%--said the introduction of HST was the "wrong thing to do."

The Angus Reid Poll, conducted for the Toronto Star, found that 76% of respondents believe it is "time for a change" in government at Queen's Park.

"To be blunt--it's bad," said Jodi Shanoff, senior vice-president of Angus Reid Public Opinion. "But there's a year to go [before the next provincial election]."

Among decided voters, 41% back the Conservative leader Mr. Hudak, while Mr. Mc-Guinty garners 29%support.

The NDP leader stands at 22% while Green party leader Mike Schreiner is in fourth place with 8% support.

The online poll surveyed 805 people during Sept. 21-22 and is considered accurate to within 3.5 percentage points 19 times out of 20.

Mr. McGuinty acknowledged his recent slide in popularity.

"We've got a lot of work to do, there's no doubt about it," he told reporters yesterday.

"We've got to listen very carefully to Ontarians and what they're telling us."

... it is pathetic to now hear Ontario's Pinocchio Premier Dalton McLiar smugly lying to the press - and to Ontarians - that his Liberals 'have got to listen to Ontarians'!!

What an outrageous deception by this lying Liberal bag of crap - McGuinty's Liberals LIED their way into power in 2003, and have willfully continued to ignore our concerns ever since!!

How can any Ontarian forget when that smug shitbag McGuinty( he was campaigning in 2007, trolling for votes in a hospital..!) WALKED AWAY from cancer patient Mike Brady, when Brady raised his concerns with McGuinty (see "You're not helping me, angry cancer patient tells Liberal premier of Ontario").
The Liberal bastard McGuinty wasn't there "to listen" to anybody THEN, and McGuinty's a bald-faced liar when he claims he wants "to listen" to anyone NOW!! That's pure Liberal bullshit.

The Liberal bag of crap George Smitherman, now running for mayor of Toronto (who was McGuinty's health minister at the time McGuinty was "listening" to cancer patients by walking away from them!) was behind some of the greatest tax increases, health care cuts, and financial disasters Ontario has ever seen - and now McGuinty's hand-picked former Liberal deputy premier wants to assault Toronto with the same arrogant Liberal smarm and deception he wrought upon the province. Today it's as if Ole Smitty HAD NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do with the high energy costs in Ontario!

MPP Jim Bradley, the secretive and unresponsive local Niagara Liberal hack, couldn't give a flying rat's ass about what anyone other than his own Liberal statist partisan buddies had to say. As far as the local press is concerned, it seems that their boy Bradley's the best thing that ever happened in Niagara (!!) while McGuinty (as he did on the first day Queen's Park returned for the fall 2010 session) accuses the Conservatives of a "hidden agenda" !!! [but what about McGuinty's hidden agenda?!] It's FLICKING precious, the spin and the deception pouring out of McGuinty's lying smarmbag mouth.

What did George Smitherman have to do with closing hospital emergency rooms in Fort Erie and Port Colborne?! Why, as far as the Toronto press cares: NOTHING!!!!
What about the high electricity prices in Ontario - Smitherman HAD NOTHING to do with that green energy fiasco either!!!
All that shit happened somehow ALL ON ITS OWN!!!
(Reminds me of Irene Boyle's ridiculous assertion in her classic letter "Bradley isn't to blame"! Yep - just erase Bradley's name and replace it with any other Liberal hack in any other Liberal riding: NONE of them are to ever blame - for ANYTHING!!! It's a freakin' miracle!!)

George Smitherman apparently hahaha NEVER underfunded the Niagara Health System, and, never claimed that the NHS was in a spending 'free for all', forcing them to balance their budget - to meet Smitherman's own health care cuts!!! (see here)
Smitherman hahahahah HAD NOTHING to do with long wait times and delayed and cancelled surgeries, (see here)

Furthermore, Smitherman had NOTHING to do with creating the LHINs, which forced the NHS to cut spending while reducing its budget - leading to the Kitts HIP cuts and then to the emergency room closures!! (see here)

Furthermore, Smitherman - hahahahahahahahhhhh - NEVER deceived his Liberal buddy, Port Colborne mayor Vance Badawey, about keeping that city's hospital open!!
Why, all that the Toronto press had to do was call up Badawey...
(...a former McGuinty Liberal provincial candidate; and yet - despite knowing his Liberals destroyed health-care - in Oct.2015, Badawey still disgustingly ran as a Turdo Liberal hack in the federal election..!)
... and ask Ole Badaewy to comment on the Welland Tribune's Aug. 30, 2007 story “Prognosis good for Port hospital: Mayor Vance Badawey meets with health minister George Smitherman in Welland” (see here).
We all know (...well, except for Liberal Torontonians...) how that ended up...
[... Georgie did what?? oh, so what... that was a long time ago, and that was out in the country somewhere, who cares about Fort Colborne or Port Erie or whatever it is these places call themselves... Georgie's all growded up now, out of his party drug phase, and got hisself hitched-up all proper-like, ordering a new baby an' all - Georgie ain't furious... at most, well, he's just spurious... Georgie's lies are all behind him now...]

It's clear the St.Catharines Standard won't bother to bring it up, but why doesn't the great leftist Toronto Star bother to ask Liberal Badawey about his Liberal buddy Smitherman's bald-faced lies?! Cuz it might make Smitty look bad, like a Liberal health-care hypocrite? 'Smitherman cuts: GOOD!!! Harris cuts: BAAAAD!! Paul Martin's Liberal health-transfer cuts: Good!! Greg Sorbara's Liberal health care cuts: GOOD!! Harris: BAAAAD. Rob Ford: baaad...' blablabla...!

Smitherman's goal - as set out by Liberal finance minister Greg Sorbara in McGuinty's May 18, 2004 budget - was TO CUT health care spending... while blaming Harris!! Liberal hacks such as Badawey and Kathleen Wynne were happier than pigs in sh!t to support McGuinty!
Apart from meaningless platitudes and typical Liberal asshole rhetoric, Smitherman and his Liberals had no intention of keeping Port Colborne's ER open!! Doesn't Smitherman's record of duplicity have any bearing on his current attempt to bullshit Torontonians into how 'good' ole Smitty was as a lying McGuinty Liberal operative?!!

Smitherman - while proudly wearing diapers to show us how much - how really, really much he ahem cared - did nothing with McGuinty to alleviate Niagara 's hospital bed shortage: remember McGuinty proudly telling us sheep that funding new hospital beds was 'NOT in the cards' for Niagara!?
And as for 'why'? Well, don't you dare ask: IT'S BECAUSE McGUINTY'S LIBERAL MONOPOLIST SCUMBAGS SAID SO! That's why!! You have NO CHOICE in the matter!!

Isn't it NICE to see such a dismissive, smug attitude from McGuinty's Liberals?!
And yes, don't forget: Good Ole Honourable Shitbag Liberal MPP Jim Bradley was Ontario senior's minister during the time!! 'Beds?? For the increasing seniors' population? Whhaaaatt?! We don't need any stinkin' beds...' eh, Jimmy?!
What an utter disgusting Liberal farce!


Ontario patients are HOSTAGES to McGuinty's Liberal health care despotism. And yet now, Ontario's Great Lying McGuinty wants us to believe that he oh-so-much wants to LISTEN to Ontarians??!!

McGuinty has lied so often that NOTHING he says can be trusted: and remember, Smitherman was Dalton's trusted right-hand-man. The stench is one and the same.

In light of the above, look at Terry Mihaychuk's Sept.27, 2010 letter in the St.Catharines Standard, "Put the care back in health care":

"It's not the fact that my mom had to die. At the ripe old age of 90, you would expect, or maybe wish, to die if you're not well. We get that!

It's the worry, the frustration, the anger and the indignities in the months, weeks, days and hours leading up to her death that are at issue.

When we saw she wasn't feeling well, we got right on it, turning to all the people one would think you could turn to for help: Family doctor, hospitals, walk-in clinics and the Internet. It took months to finally get a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with possibly a month to live. We were told mom would be moved to palliative care.

That's when the horror began. After assuring them we would like our mother to die in palliative care so that we could be with her, they were very sorry to say no beds were available in Niagara. They wanted to know if we could bring her home to die ... and they could get us help, maybe, possibly, if it's available.

You had better start making plans and arrangements now for your parents and loved ones to die at home. You don't want them to be stuck in our current health-care system with only five nurses doing the work of 15. Patient care just doesn't seem to be a priority.

It's a throw away society. Why not start with the elderly?

To the business people, bureaucrats and politicians who are trying to run our health-care system, shame on you all! Step away! Stay behind closed doors or better yet take a walk through your halls and see how the system has deteriorated, both care wise and cleanliness wise. Take a look at your future. Please place enough staff and health-care providers to take care of our loved ones. Put the care back in health care."

'No beds available... go die at home': that is what Ontario's despot, Dalton 'No beds for you' McGuinty, planned all along!

Will anyone in Toronto bother to look into GEORGE SMITHERMAN'S SHAMEFUL FIVE-YEAR ROLE as Ontario's Liberal health minister while the system deteriorated under his - and McGuinty's, and Kim Craitor's, and Jim Bradley's - ideologically-based, single-payer, monopoly-pushing noses? (see here for starters...)

Will anyone DARE ask St.Catharines Liberal MPP Jim Bradley to comment on the above letter? Bradley remains strangely silent - a typical reaction from this clown, who can't (or more likely, doesn't care to) understand the harm his own Liberal policies are causing Ontario's patients.
Bradley's inability to reconcile his Liberal incompetency with stories (...Liberals like to dismissively call them "anecdotes"...) such as Mihaychuk's, are not new: see Bradley do nothing in similar circumstances here, pg.74 , here, here, here, here, here.
Can Bradley possibly blame it all on Harris?!? (We know the St.Catharines Standard is apparently obligated not to ask Jimmy embarrassing questions, only nice ones, like in that Grant Lafleche joke of a non-story "Hospital construction hits another milestone" on Sept.25, 2010, another AttaBoyJimmyWooHoo piece of ass kissing.)

"Put the care back into health care" - or better yet, GET THE FLICK OUT OF THE WAY with your statist Liberal monopolism, and let patients have a choice NOT to be subject to incompetent Liberal-run health-care monopolism.

Remember: Liberal asshole Jim Bradley - yes, the same scumbag who in May 2010 cried poor about funding healthcare, who insisted with a straight face that "the government budget has its limits" - then turned around and pulled $26 million out of his ideological ass to give to the arts center in St.Catharines!!

Talk about Liberal priorities for social (not to mention political) engineering; talk about blatantly choosing winners and losers: Beds for dying seniors... who the hell needs to spend money on that... eh, Jim? 'Oh, look: I just found 26 million dollars in my budget-limited pants! Here ya go, Arts Centre!!' What a shameful monopolist scumbag. Picking 'winners and losers' and practising social-engineering is what Bradley and his elitist Liberals are all about.

McGuinty's Liberals should not 'stay behind closed doors', blithely ignoring how their monopolist-pushing political ideology has destroyed Ontario health care: McGuinty's Liberals SHOULD BE BEHIND BARS for what they've done!!!

McGuinty's sudden pretension that he now wants 'to listen' does NOT absolve his Liberals from what they - along with disgusting Toronto mayoral candidate George Smitherman - have done.

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