Harper hasn’t lived up to promise of fiscal prudence

Harper hasn't lived up to promise of fiscal prudence Who started the myth that Conservatives are good money managers? Brian Mulroney managed to triple the national debt during his nine years in government. It then took Paul Martin and Jean Chretien sever

Who started the myth that Conservatives are good money managers?

Brian Mulroney managed to triple the national debt during his nine years in government. It then took Paul Martin and Jean Chretien several years to straighten out Mulroney’s financial mess.

Then along comes “economist” Stephen Harper. After taking the surplus that Martin left him, he ran up a string of deficits.

As soon as he got into power, he lowered the GST, dropped taxes for his corporate friends and went on a spending spree.

When the financial crisis of 2008 came along, he did a “whoops” and ran up huge deficits.

Not learning from that experience, he continued on the same tax-lowering path for his friends and did another “whoops” when oil prices tanked. Then he brings in balanced-budget legislation, a little sleight-of-hand to supposedly ensure that future governments don’t repeat his mistakes.

Harper has managed to saddle us with another $120 billion in national debt. Do we really want this guy in charge of the national cash register?

Eldon Organ

Whitehorse

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