In responses to “The $64-billion question”
Andrew Krystal - Rogers Radio Internet
January 27th, 2008
You wanted deficit financing and he gave it to you. It’s going to be interesting to see what Liberal finance critic Scott Brison has to say about it tomorrow.
The issue of Harper spending too much during his tenure is now a moot point. Everyone is spending. Furthermore, the fact that Harper blew the Liberal contingency fund, the rainy day cash that we now need and cut the GST, doesn’t matter anymore. We would still be going into deficit.
And a lot of what occurs in Ottawa is “shovel ready.” It has been since 1867. We are used to it.
The fact that the Conservatives under Harper have these wild swings and ideological oscillations (income trusts, the Senate, budget deficits, etc.) makes me wonder what they are, who they are, and what they stand for.
For their part, the Liberals, as a centrist party, have always “borrowed” (stolen) ideas from the NDP and the Conservatives. In Canada, this is considered integrity.
1. Censurer General Says: (comment is awaiting moderation)
You forgot about the 75 billion for the banks.