A Question for Conservatives and their supporters
Now that it's passed second reading and has gone to committee, I would like to ask, seriously, Conservatives and their supporters to tell me what is wrong with the "NDP Budget?"
Does it plunge us into deficit? No.
Does it raise taxes? No.
Does it help a large number of Canadians? Yes.
The $4.6 billion is being spent on things that ordinary Canadians want - the environment, affordable housing, a reduction in post-secondary education costs, protection of wages in the event of a company bankruptcy and foreign aid to help the poor around the world - rather than giving it to large corporations in the form of tax breaks. The same corporations that haven't done anything productive with the tax cuts they've received over the last 10 years, yet still made record profits.
This budget is still balanced, the debt is still being paid down.
So I ask, what is the problem?
Well, aparrently we are positively economic geniusess compared to the paragon of Neo-Conservative ideology just to the south of us.
"Bank of Canada governor David Dodge offered a bankerly rebuke to the United States on Monday for its borrow-and-spendthrift ways, which he suggested are a threat to world economic stability"
Now are you sure we want to be like them?