Wednesday, October 13, 2004

We're Rich!

The federal government reported today a surplus of $9.1 Billion, well above the $1.9 Billion predicted by Finance Minister Ralph Goodale. Sadly, instead of our politicians ceasing on this moment to congratulate each other, the opposition has chosen to criticize the government's ability to forecast the surplus.

When our neighbours to the south are running deficits in the range of half a trillion dollars, should we not be happy about a surplus and be discussing how to spend it rather than quibbling about whether or not the government accurately predicted its size?

This is yet another example of the desperation of the opposition to point blame at the government at any possible opportunity. The fact is that the Conservatives are desperate to cast doubt on the Liberals in a vain attempt to gain credence for an election they see as imminent.

Perhaps the Conservatives should stop trying to gain political points by tearing their opponents down and instead do something productive themselves.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do they always lie about how big the surplus will be? Theyre just trying to make it look like they did better than expected. Pathetic political trick.

2:50 p.m.  
Blogger Caurus said...

Who cares? The government is running a surplus, something the conservatives never did. If they want to make safe guesses as to how big the surplus will be, let them. Complaining about it is just a right wing way to try to detract from the fact we're running a huge surplus.

2:56 p.m.  
Blogger Hobbesian said...

They Liberals will just waste the oney on social spending anyways.

4:09 p.m.  
Blogger Marina974 said...

Why are you Conservatives so negative? We ran a surplus, that's a good thing. Stop being so doom and gloom about it. Unless you want the government to fail so you can get your guys in...

4:56 p.m.  
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