I'm curious to see if anybody connects the dots, apart from my blogging brethren. Here you have a government which has spent at an unprecedented pace (a full 50% more than the previous Liberal government) pontificating on the need to belt tighten. This proclamation all the more obnoxious, given the current prorogue decision. Many are focused on the democratic component of prorogue, but underlying that is the sheer WASTE of taxpayer money, which completely contradicts this new presentation the government is trying to sell.
BCL mentions that the Conservatives are still pumping out 10 percenters on their crime agenda. This translates to using public money to highlight how you've squandered public money, by killing your own legislation in Parliament. Bizarre and a flagrant WASTE of money.
The actual cost of prorogue is subjective, but you can ascertain the broad strokes. One example, the Agriculture Committee had commissioned a study relating to one piece of legislation. This study was a seven figure endeavor and it has now been rendered useless, given the prorogue decision. There are countless examples available that amount to public money being flushed down the toilet in the name of political expediency.
When Harper or his Ministers march toward the cameras, preaching fiscal restraint, "every dollar counts" as Day argued yesterday, maybe a quick question about the cost of prorogue. How can you have the audacity to position yourself as protector of taxpayer money, when you so FLIPPANTLY waste OUR money? It's like a drunk preaching sobriety.