Moonbox Posted February 21 Report Share Posted February 21 18 minutes ago, CdnFox said: Not really. I mean, he did at least try to address the issue and points to him for that. But - it turns out there's a THIRD way to balance the budget - hand some one else the bill. Which is largely what he did - he downloaded costs to the provinces and kept the money he should have transferred. I believe funding for health care for example went as low as 18 percent. He downloaded a bunch of other costs as well. It's not 'leadership' or 'courageous' at all to simply say 'I can't pay this... ummm... here, you pay it" It's still cutting costs, and considering the provincial governments are in charge of delivering health care in their provinces, it forced them to do their own soul-searching and cost-cutting. 18 minutes ago, CdnFox said: The rest of his money came in the end from robbing the EI accounts. He took 70 BILLION dollars in money that had been collected on behalf of tax payers for a specific purpose and stole it to use for his budget. Literally more than all his 'surpluses' combined. So a defacto income tax. Fine. 18 minutes ago, CdnFox said: Theft of the people's money isn't 'leadership' either. Even if you can get away with it legally. Because it isn't theft. 😑 18 minutes ago, CdnFox said: Other than that - we paid the deficit down thanks to the GST and massive trade surplus the Free Trade agreement created. Both of which he promised to scrap and both of which he kept. THat was someone else's leadership. Other than cutting expenses down by a whopping ~17% (after adjusting for inflation) you mean? Sure. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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