Posted by: switch
Under Harper, Canada had a record deficit of $56 billion ($61 billion adjusted for inflation) in 2010 when the recession (he didn't see) was over and the price of oil was $120 a barrel.
If the barrel would have been at $40-$50 dollars, like today, the deficit would have been over $85 billion!
This deficit of $29.5 billion, if you take into account a $50 barrel of oil, amounts to $22 billion in lost revenue and the deficit would be $7.5 billion.
Can anybody really pretend that the NDP or Conservatives would have had done better?
You know, Harper bashing never gets old - so you hold onto that as long as you need, like a SJW blanket. Let's talk here and now. Try. I can live with a $29 billion deficit - even though that was an election lie in a massive scale - but point to all of us non Harper bashers where in this budget that $29 billion is creating jobs and economy to you know, eventually pay off this deficit. Simply pulling the Liberal card of spending what you aren't making and adding more taxes does not equal future prosperity. Explain it, I'm all ears.