Monday, May 2, 2011
Stephen Harper's Deficit
An amusing cartoon in the Province. I found a letter someone sent in to be insighful.
I do not understand people's misconception that Stephen Harper's Conservatives are prudent fiscal managers of the economy or that they care about working families.
In just five years, the Conservative government took us from a $13-billion surplus to a $56- billion deficit. They claim credit for the six-per-cent health-care transfer payments that were put in place by the Liberals in 2004.
They give tax breaks to the likes of John Deere with no strings attached, who take the tax break and ship 800 jobs south of the border.
Stephen Harper claiming credit for the economy is like Yoko Ono taking credit for the Beatles!