Saturday, May 23, 2009

Crazy Reform Rhetoric: People May Abuse EI

From Today's Globe:

Stephen Harper called opposition employment-insurance proposals an "absurdity," insisting they would allow those who work only a short time to collect benefits for far longer periods - prompting opponents to accuse him of reviving Reform Party rhetoric that suggests people try to lose jobs to collect EI.
The possibility that some work the minimum hours and then go on to collect benefits, is mere "rhetoric". Worse - it's REFORM rhetoric. I guess the several instances that I'm personally aware of, must be a product of my rhetorical imagination.

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