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Thursday, September 27, 2007
Paying Down Debt is What? Irresponsible?
Jack Layton has made a lot of stupid comments before, but today he has truly outdone himself.
In response to the Conservative plan to use the current budget surplus for debt repayment (which is required by law), Jack Layton made the following comment.
That’s right, Jack Layton actually thinks that paying down debt is an irresponsible thing to do! Funny, I would have suggested that running up piles of debt that you cannot afford is irresponsible, and paying them down would be a good thing?
Here we are in a country with significant amounts of debt, we have the opportunity to put some money towards our debt to invest in our future, and the NDP’s Jack Layton calls it irresponsible. In Jack’s world, the responsible thing to do would be to blow all the money on a big social program spending spree.
Layton and other socialists like Trudeau, who started our debt troubles, are the irresponsible ones.
Will they ever learn?
Cross-posted at www.exactlyright.ca.
Posted by Dave Hodson on September 27, 2007 | Permalink
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Layton and his merry band of socialists would have us fund all kinds of screwball programs like universal babysitting and "social justice" initiatives. They just don't get it. Keep this up and business is going to relocate in a more tax-friendy environment, leaving all his union thugs without work.
Socialism-the equal sharing of misery, indeed!
Posted by: atric | 2007-09-27 3:20:25 PM
Never, never let them get hold of your credit cards.
Posted by: Alain | 2007-09-27 3:33:25 PM
Socialists don't mind debt. They do, however, take exception to brains.
Posted by: Sounder | 2007-09-27 3:59:18 PM
He also wants to borrow against the CPP fund to retro fit all canadian homes with new windows and doors.
Posted by: Rob | 2007-09-27 4:04:41 PM
the ndp reminds me of that commercial running right now about "you have a problem with bankers"
i was watching mike duffy live and i thought my mouth would drop to the floor when the big cheeze judge in bc was explaining about how crime is really our fault. that home invasions and muliple car thefts are really our problem for not having treatment centers and understanding how these poor criminals were brought up wrong in our society. sorry i cant continue im going to throw up
Posted by: john a | 2007-09-27 4:10:26 PM
Didn't the NDP act this way when they were in power in Ontario?
And isn't the NDP hopelessly stuck in 3rd place in Ontario because of that debacle?
Posted by: obc | 2007-09-27 4:19:14 PM
Right, john a, that was a stomach churner.
Is there any respect for the Judiciary left among people with a mental capacity above a begonia?
Posted by: Liz J | 2007-09-27 4:32:29 PM
i must be gettin old because in the ontario i grew up in, you were expected to work and support your family. if you were a bum you were sent to the local county poor house as we called it and you worked on there farm. now i dont even go to toronto for anything because i have to subject myself and my wife to stepping over winos and kids in 400.00 leather jackets demanding to clean my windshield. the ndp is alive and well
Posted by: john a | 2007-09-27 4:34:30 PM
Paying down the debt and lowering taxes even by a little bit is more than I thought I would see in my lifetime. Well done Mr. Harper.
Posted by: DML | 2007-09-27 5:08:46 PM
Just when you think there is no one dumber than Dawn Black in the ndp party for saying President Hamid KARZAI is a puppet of our Canadian miltary, and Exlax McDonald who doesn't believe our soldiers are doing good things in Kandahar, you get taliban Jack whining because Canada actually has a big mother of a surplus to pay down the debt.
Do they just open their dumb mouths to hear themselves? Surely they must realize how stupid they appear to thinking Canadians.
Posted by: Honey Pot | 2007-09-27 5:13:13 PM
Stupid Stupid Stupid Stupid Stupid Stupid Stupid Stupid Stupid Stupid Stupid Stupid Stupid Stupid
Did I say just how stupid this guy is?
Posted by: Brian Mallard | 2007-09-27 7:06:39 PM
you silly people, judges in bc have decided that we the people are at fault. we just need to have more treatment centers. i say go for it jack, go to the afgan mountains and embrace osama and promise him a new treatment center, ill stand right behind you all the way. by the way is there some connection between all the airline schedules between bc and toronto
Posted by: john a. | 2007-09-27 7:08:03 PM
please liz dont insult begonias, they are useful whereas the ndp is just fertilizer
Posted by: john a. | 2007-09-27 8:13:05 PM
...i say hello, you say goodbye, i say up, you say down...
hello, hello, why is it every time I say hello you say goodbye?
Posted by: tomax7 | 2007-09-27 9:44:33 PM
Speaking of Trudeau running a deficit, wasn't Mulrooney pretty good at that too?
Harper seems to be reasonably conservative in financial matters, although federal spending is still growing at an unacceptable rate.
Posted by: Johan i Kanada | 2007-09-28 2:17:29 AM
Mulroney did run deficits during his term. He started with a very large one from Trudeau, and brought it down to a smaller percentage deficit by the end of his terms.
However, it was perhaps the economic boots from Mulroney's free trade and the much hated GST that provided us the greatest ability to eliminate the deficits through the 1990s.
Posted by: Dave Hodson | 2007-09-28 7:23:40 AM
Don't forget Jack represents average working Canadian families ... you know that one's who live on their credit cards and equity loans because they think they are entitled to have anything and everything they want right now.
Managing finances is what responsible conservative minded folks do and that is why they usually wind up better off than those who vote for Jack.
It's simple, it's called deferred gratification and responsible financial budgeting. Works for me and it has to because unlike Jack and Olivia, I don't have government slop pouring into my gullet at the limitless public trough.
Posted by: John | 2007-09-28 9:11:46 AM
People like us do not live in state subsidized housing like Layton does, either.
Or did ... don't know if he still does, but I do know he did.
Best to stick with proveable facts.
Posted by: set you free | 2007-09-28 12:02:40 PM
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