Thursday, March 10, 2011

Harper + Numbers = Zero Trust

Another day, another black eye for Harper's government. 

This time its costs for the F35 fighter jet purchase.  The parliamentary budget office says the Harper Regime has the numbers wrong...AGAIN.  It'd be nice if this was a case of under-promising and over-delivering, but this is Stephen Harper we're talking about .  Instead of $16-17 billion, now we're being hit with a number closer to $30 billion.

You'd think having a Prime Minister with a degree in Economics, that this Regime could at least come close on the numbers.   But whether its deficit forecasts or defence it seems to me we're dealing with ideology over common sense. 

We're going to give billion dollar tax breaks to profitable businesses come hell or high water, and we're going to keep ratcheting up spending on big ticket defence purchases.  Then we'll just pray we can find a way to make the accounting work.

Deficits???  Let some future generation and future government worry about that. 

Maybe this is why Stephen Harper has never been employed as an economist.  He's going to have a hard time ever landing a job in that field given his performance with Canada's books.

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