Thursday, November 27, 2008

Hey, look over there!

It's a busy morning at the office so I don't have time to go on at length about the Conservatives' supposed plans to end all public funding to political parties as part of today's fiscal update.

For now, I'll just say this. I was watching the CTV National News last night. Top two stories, the horrible violence and attacks in Mumbai. Third story? The economic update, with the report dominated by the plan to cut party financing, quotes from all sides, crafty, this is war, yada yada.

And buried at the end of that report on the update? Mentioned in passing so briefly you might have missed it? Oh, yeah, Jim Flaherty is expected to announce in the update that we're in deficit, and next year it'll be a big deficit.

Make of that what you will.

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1 comment:

Bo Green said...

Looks to me like Barack Obama is going to run a pretty big deficit next year, and after that, too. So the "diversion" tag seems particularly fitting and almost even meta. I think the LPC or NDP or GPC would be looking at a deficit if in government today as well, so I'm not overly bothered about it.