LET THEM EAT CAKE: Liberal MP Compares Canadian Small Businesses To Marie Antoinette

Absurd.

With the Trudeau government already facing escalating anger over their tax attack on Canadian small businesses, a comment from Liberal MP Robert Falcon Ouellette might make things even worse.

Ouellette’s comment was first brought to wider attention by writer & commentator J.J. McCullough on Twitter:

Here’s the text of Ouellette’s comment:

Winnipeg MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette said while the regulations may require some tweaking, he is on board “100 per cent” with his government’s plan.

“You can’t have people sitting behind in their gated communities and saying, ‘Well, you know, Let them eat cake.’ “

A pattern of arrogance from the Trudeau government

I’m generally a fan of Ouellette, who has been more willing than most to push legislation that he believes in, rather than just follow the party line. He certainly shouldn’t be defined by one comment.

But on this one, there’s no mistaking the fact that his comment is badly out-of-touch.

With his “Let them eat cake” reference, Ouellette is comparing Canadian small business owners to Marie Antoinette – a historically arrogant Queen of France and one of histories most notorious royal figures, who lived in the lap of luxury while the people starved.

That is an absurd comparison.

If Ouellette and Trudeau MPs really think Canadian small business owners are living like royalty in gated communities, it shows how out of touch the Trudeau government has become.

Ironically, as I’ve pointed out, while Trudeau goes after small businesses, the big banks are making record profits. The true aristocracy of our time – the corporate, banking, and government elite – are untouched by any tax increases, while Trudeau targets hard-working Canadian small business people.

If any organization resembles a decadent and out-of-touch regime, it’s the federal government. It’s disturbing that the Trudeau government is so out-of-touch that they can’t even see their own hypocrisy.

Spencer Fernando

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