Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A quick, on my way out the door observation...

...since when is a budget with massive, scatter shot, un-targeted spending and big spending increases rightly called a liberal budget? If recent experience on either side of the border has taught us anything, it's that that sounds a lot more like a conservative budget. Maybe it's time for the pundit class to put aside the classical political labels they learned in their university poly-sci lectures and instead actually examine how closely the realworld action of so-called conservative parties has actually matched their supposed ideological leanings in recent years, and which side of the spectrum has had parties that have actually behaved fiscally responsibly.

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2 comments:

Idealistic Pragmatist said...

since when is a budget with massive, scatter shot, un-targeted spending and big spending increases rightly called a liberal budget

You're right--it should probably be called a "Canadian" budget. Since both Paul Martin and Stephen Harper have had budgets just like that.

A BCer in Toronto said...

I think Jack Layton would be disappointed if you don't give him the credit he feels he's due for that Paul Martin budget, or, as Jack prefers, the NDP budget.