Friday, July 10, 2009

Harper's plan for the deficit?

Let it run wild!

He (Harper) also said he would let the deficit run if needed and would not hike taxes or cut spending to bring it under control.

Why bother using the actual policy levers of government to fix a problem when you can use the Homer Simpson strategy of hiding under a pile of coats and hoping the problem goes away?

Nevermind that Harper's statement of Canada recovering by 2011 is pretty much totally contradicted by the Parliamentary Budget Officer. But hey, Harper wants to get rid of Kevin Page anyway, who has been a thorn in the side of Harper by constantly reminding Canadians that Harper's talk back in the 2006 election of running open and accountable government, and his 2008 election talk about Canada not going into a recession or a deficit aren't worth the hot air they produced.

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