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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Conservative mismanagement to blame for deficit: Liberals

Here's a new video from the federal Liberals released today:

The production value is pretty good, and the message has an element of fairness to it: the Tories are responsible for "wild and reckless" spending, the kind of spending the Liberals are now demanding.

The Tories should have cut spending and lowered taxes (they did, in fact, lower taxes) in their first government, and they should cut spending and lower taxes now.

Posted by Matthew Johnston

Posted by westernstandard on November 26, 2008 in Canadian Conservative Politics | Permalink

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What video?

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-11-26 2:14:31 PM


You can't see it, ZP?

Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2008-11-26 2:27:47 PM


Of course, what the the Liberals don't tell you is that if they had had gotten back in power, business would now be groaning under the double yoke of both a recession/credit crunch AND ruinous carbon taxes. They also neglect to mention that Canada has so far weathered the tough times better than many other Western nations, certainly better than the U.S. Oh, and what party was responsible for creating Canada's enormous public debt in the first place? Oh, that's right--the Liberals.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2008-11-26 2:47:41 PM


Oh, and what party was responsible for creating Canada's enormous public debt in the first place? Oh, that's right--the Liberals.
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 26-Nov-08 2:47:41 PM

And what party continued to raise public debt to ruinous levels when they ousted the Liberals? And raised taxes during a recession? Why it was the Conservatives, Progressive Conservatives in those days. They're all the same, politicians never have enough money to spend.

Posted by: The Stig | 2008-11-26 3:03:06 PM


The Liberals are certainly in no position to point fingers, but one thing cannot be denied: Harper is not a fiscal conservative, but the biggest spender in Canadian history, and he is clearly in need of Remedical Economics 101.

Canadians are in dire need of substantial tax cuts, but Harper's tax credits (they don't count and are the biggest scam in the fiscal business) don't do the trick. Harper has been a complete and utter failure and disappointment as a so-called economist and fiscal conservative. I am sorry I voted for him; next time, I won't make that mistake again.

Posted by: Werner Patels | 2008-11-26 3:04:27 PM


I meant to type "Remedial Economics 101".

Posted by: Werner Patels | 2008-11-26 3:05:08 PM


Didn't we just have an election? Why are the Liberals putting this garbage out now?

Oh, of course! They are intent on de-stabilising this government as fast as possible. The fact that we are in excellent shape economically, compared to virtually any other economy in the world, is irrelevant. These Liberals will destroy the country through alarmism, lies and idiotic accusations like this video---anything to regain power, even if it's of a smoking ruin that they created.

I used to think even the Liberals had some sense and some loyalty to the greater good. The fools in Parliament now that claim to be Liberals (McCallum, Brison, Goodale, Dion, Rae and so on) are actually traitors to this country, and should be recognised as such. Have they any morals or decency? It seems not.

Posted by: Patrick B | 2008-11-26 4:59:34 PM


Considering more than 40 years of Liberal mismanagement, this is pretty cheeky. It is more of the pot calling the kettle black. Shall we ever have fiscal conservatives? That would be a wonderful change from very little difference between parties in that none of them indicate a real commitment to not spending beyond their means.

Posted by: Alain | 2008-11-26 5:52:29 PM


Be an idiot: don't vote don't vote C.

Posted by: dewp | 2008-11-26 6:57:09 PM


Canadians are in dire need of substantial tax cuts, but Harper's tax credits (they don't count and are the biggest scam in the fiscal business) don't do the trick. Harper has been a complete and utter failure and disappointment as a so-called economist and fiscal conservative. I am sorry I voted for him; next time, I won't make that mistake again.

Posted by: Werner Patels | 26-Nov-08 3:04:27 PM

And according to the Globe and Mail:
Harper says that he now understands that Canada will have to "spend its way out of the recession".
If this guy is an economist, I'm a nuclear scientist...

Posted by: JC | 2008-11-26 7:05:47 PM


Hey, if the Libs are accusing Harper & Co. of overspending, there's one way to test their sincerity.

Slash spending and let the howling begin.

Posted by: set you free | 2008-11-26 7:43:04 PM


Lots of room to cut spending. Cancel all foreign aid to African dictatorships. Disband the gun registry. Get rid of the depatment of multiculturalism(or whatever they call it these days). Put a moratorium on immigration. Slap some tariffs on imported cars(at least equal to the tariffs they put on ours). Okay, I'll give up now.

Posted by: dp | 2008-11-27 7:04:15 AM


Targeted immigration, for workers actually needed to keep the economy going, would be fine with me.

Posted by: set you free | 2008-11-27 10:21:47 AM


I'm really starting to hate "God save the Queen"
Is here no way to make listening to these videos an option?

Posted by: JC | 2008-11-27 12:24:14 PM


Slap some tariffs on imported cars(at least equal to the tariffs they put on ours).

Posted by: dp | 27-Nov-08 7:04:15 AM

"Ours"? What Canadian Car Company is aching under high import taxes?

Posted by: Snowrunner | 2008-11-27 5:40:21 PM


Man I can not wait for this video to drop off...
Is there no way shut the damned sound off?

Posted by: JC | 2008-11-28 9:05:20 AM



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