Even in a place as scary as Harperland, it was a frightening sight.
Jim Flaherty holding his head in his hands, delivering his budget update to the
Trying and failing to explain why despite the way he is slashing jobs all over the country, the deficit just keeps getting bigger.
A weakening global economy will result in a dramatic increase in Canada's deficit this year, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said Tuesday in his fall economic statement.
In a speech to the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, Flaherty said the deficit will jump to $26.2 billion — up $5.1 billion from the $21.1-billion estimate in his March budget.
Failing to explain why he can't count, or why he didn't see it coming:
Because of declining commodity prices — especially oil, which drives much of Canada’s economy — the government is estimating it will collect $36 billion less in royalties and tax revenues, about $7.2 billion for each of the next five years, than it had forecast in the last budget.
When it was so predictable...
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Failing to explain why knowing what might happen, the Cons would put all our eggs in one basket, jack up the dollar, and kill good manufacturing jobs all over the country.
Or why at the same time they are killing jobs and slashing services for the poor, they are still giving juicy tax breaks to corporations, and still spending money like hogs on things we don't need.
Like the never ending barrage of Con propaganda.
Or Stephen Harper's monstrously extravagant Great Gourmet Tour of Asia...
The Department of Citizenship and Immigration spent almost $750,000 monitoring ethnic media over the past three years, including assessments of election campaign events and "perceptions" of minister Jason Kenney.
Or all the other wasteful ways they use OUR money to help THEM win the next election.
But then why should we be surprised eh? When that's what Cons always do.
First they cut taxes, starve government, and create a structural deficit.
Notwithstanding the Conservatives’ repeated rejections of the PBO claim, last year’s budget was an implicit admission that a significant portion of the federal government’s deficit was structural. If the Conservatives really believed that the deficit was purely cyclical, there would have been no need to adopt austerity measures in order to bring the budget back into balance.
Then they slash government to the bloody bone. Then they spend money on things we don't need, and grow another deficit, so they can kill government some more.
Because that's the only thing, Stephen Harper, Mitt Romney, and little Jimbo Flaherty care about...
For they are ideologues not economists, and if they are not stopped they will lead us off the fiscal cliff, and turn our country into a jungle.
So Lord Jimbo can rule over our economic destiny, from the height of his mole hill. While the demented Lord Harper plays the piano, foreign workers steal our jobs.
And we chase after tourists shouting "Mistah... Mistah... wanna buy a wood carving?"
And the good news? After this only Cons or idiots will believe they are good money managers.
Harper and his gang are going down.
The Con artists will finally be exposed.
And history's judgement will be harsh...
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