Way to create those jobs there, Harper
A long time ago, a friend gave me a handy tip for how to be a baseball spectator and yell helpful things from the stands. You simply add an "er" syllable to everything -- names, nouns, verbs, whatevER. (See?) "Way to batter in there, Jeff-er."
That's probably why I'm finding it so grating/jarring to hear the new synonym for businesses: "Job Creators." It sounds to me like bleachers chat -- and also a bit like George Bush's one-time fondness for calling America's enemies "evil-doers." I'm betting that Job Creators (patent pending) will be all over Jim Flaherty's budget. Maybe I'll yell from the press gallery: "Way to write a budget there, Jimmer. Toss a tax cut in 'er."
And yes, as Kady O'Malley has reported, "job creator" is part of the new script, north and south of the Canada-U.S. border apparently. Here are a couple of recent examples (when I say recent, I mean the last 24 hours.)
The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Labour, joined the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, and other Ministers across the country today to highlight tax relief for Canada’s job creators.
“The economy remains our Government’s top priority. That is why we are keeping taxes low for job creators to grow our economy and create jobs for Canadian workers,” said Minister Raitt, speaking at an event at Christie Digital Systems in Kitchener, Ontario.
From the Tea Party's Michele Bachman last night, after the State of the Union Address:
Obamacare mandates and penalties may even force many job creators to just stop offering health insurance altogether, unless of course yours is one of the more-than-222 privileged companies or unions that has already received a government waiver under Obamacare. In the end, unless we fully repeal Obamacare, a nation that currently enjoys the world's finest health care might be forced to rely on government-run coverage. That could have a devastating impact on our national debt for even generations to come.