01 November 2012

Because cutting government spending...

...is a bad thing...

New year-end numbers reveal the federal government quietly cut spending by $8-billion after Canadians handed the Conservatives a majority mandate.
The real story here is in the comments. Get a close-up look at the rabid political left.

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Consistency is never a Progressive trait. They screamed for "stimulus" spending, they screamed because the "stimulus" spending they demanded created a $30 billion deficit and now they scream because the spending gap is closing."
The so-called Progressives... they're certainly not shy about tossing around all that "free" money.


4 comments:

Thucydides said...

Consistency is never a Progressive trait. They screamed for "stimulus" spending, they screamed because the "stimulus" spending they demanded created a $30 billion deficit and now they scream because the spending gap is closing.

As Conservatives/Libertarians/Classical Liberals the only screaming we should be doing is to encourage the Government to use the $8 billion spending reduction as the new baseline and encourage another $8 billion cut next year (and maybe $5 billion broad based tax cuts too, to get the economy moving faster).

Dance...dance to the radio said...

Is Michael Ignatieff still issuing those report cards he sternly promised after he demanded the stimulus spending?

In political terms, the stimulus was one of the biggest mistakes ever made by the opposition parties.
They demanded the spending or else.
They gave Harper a 30 billion dollar blank cheque and political cover to engineer his push for a majority.
Consequently, their next biggest mistake was bringing down the minority government last year because they believed in the inevitability of another minority situation in which they would be the logical beneficiaries.

Long live The Coalition, eh?


Neo Conservative said...

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what's justin trudeau campaigning on... awarding fidel castro the order of canada?

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oxygentax said...

“It speaks to the lack of transparency and really the fundamental lack of accountability with Canadians,” said NDP finance critic Peggy Nash.

“People need to know what programs are being cut, what services are being undermined.”


Actually, Peggy, if the public doesn't know what's been cut and doesn't notice that it's been cut, obviously it didn't need to be done by the government in the first place. Kudos to the Harper government for cutting without trumpeting it. May they do another 4 rounds of cuts the same way.