So, you follow the GW Bush model and reduce taxes; you go to a war; you increase your military budget and you give huge stimu-less bucks to the financial sector. What do you do next?
Canadians learned today from it ‘What me worry’ Finance Minister Jim Flaherty.
The Harper government is warning that tough decisions lie ahead as its attention shifts to phasing out the stimulus and tackling the billions in red ink created by its two-year spending spree, the Globe and Mail reports.
Staffing budgets for public servants will be tightened and grant money for non-profits nationwide is expected to become scarce.
Having ruled out tax hikes or cuts in transfers to individuals or provinces, the government will look to balance the books by scaling back the 3.3-per-cent annual growth in the $100-billion spent each year on federal programs.
Astonishingly, most of Harper’s actions as Prime Minister occurred AFTER a five-year waiting period while we watch George Bush butcher the US economy. And then he went ahead.
The predictable is here … and there is no opposition.