Saturday, February 16, 2008

Déjà vu all over again: Flaherty’s fiscal and integrity deficit


The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again, and expect a different result.

Such is the case with Jim Flaherty, one of the most untrustworthy politicians to ever hold fiscal office in this country.

This is the fine gent who professed he had balanced Ontario’s books in 2003, only for Ontarians to learn upon a change in government that Flaherty had left behind a $6 billion deficit, as uncovered by Provincial Auditor Erik Peters, and reported:

Ontario's former Conservative government left the province with a $5.6-billion deficit, a retired provincial auditor said Wednesday.
The provincial shortfall exceeded earlier estimates, which had been around $2-3 billion.

Peters recommended the Liberal government consider new legislation dealing with fiscal responsibility, including greater transparency in budgets and updates.

When asked if the Tories would have been briefed on the province's financial situation before the March budget, Peters said in the normal course of events, the finance minister would have been informed.

"Ontario has a clear and unvarnished understanding of our financial situation," said Sorbara.

He accused the Tories of "misrepresenting" the province's financial situation.

So now we have Jim Flaherty professing that his recent binge of spending programs and tax reductions, like the most recent cut in the GST, will not imperil the country’s long record of budgetary surpluses,

Why would anyone possibly believe the man?

Remember what the definition of insanity is.

Flaherty is inherently untrustworthy. He lacks integrity and credibility. He is fraudulent by nature.

Need I mention Hugh McPhie & Co.?


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4 comments:

Lizt. said...

This just makes me sick. I wonder if Flaherty has another deficit, after all those years of Paul Martin trying to get rid of Mulroney's debt. In a year or two, there will have to be more cuts, to things --just like Mr. Martin had to do. Nothing in this government is done without the okay of Harper

Dr Mike said...

Jim Flaherty was the absolute worst , poorest , most terrible , fraudulent & not very good at it Finance Minister Ontario had ever had.

Oh oh--this does not bode well for what is actually in the federal books--time for the Auditor general to take a peek inside & see what is really going on .

Ms Fraser , while you are in there ,could you please take a quick boo at his dealings on the income trust file--in all probability Jimmy may have cooked the books a wee bit on that one too.

Mike.

Anonymous said...

MsFraser wont help she is a CON as are her assistant auditors. They want Harper IN.

Robert Gibbs said...

Flaherty's a crook, plain & simple, and only belongs in one place - jail.

Hopefully Oshawa-Whitby residents will realize this in the next election and at least vote the criminal out of office.