Saturday, July 18, 2009

Kevin Page is doomed

More than 130 economists have signed an open letter to parliamentarians calling on MPs to provide the fledgling Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer with the independence and funding required to continue the "commendable record" of analysing the state of the federal government's finances.

Based on Harper's record of ignoring overwhelming expert consensus in the name of partisan advantage on everything from the GST cut to global warming, to carbon taxes, to crime policies, I think Page being endorsed by people who actually know what they are talking about is a kiss of death.

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