The Globe’s editorial of today is entitled “Enough with the 'surprises'” and deals with budget surpluses. It calls upon Harper to “live up to past promises”.
A little bit late don’t you think? The problem has self corrected, as there won’t be any surpluses for some time.
Meanwhile, on the question of "surprises" how cataclysmic of an issue are budget surprises? You want to talk about surprises, did someone lose $35 billion of their life savings from any budget surprise? No, but income trust investors did.
Does this practice benefit one group of Canadians at the expense of the other? No, but the income trust issue did.
And here we have the Globe calling upon Harper to honour some obscure past promise.
What about Harper's solemn promise not to raid seniors nest eggs that were invested in income trusts? Votes actually turned on that promise. This budget promise that the Globe is fixated on, played no role in the last election.
The Globe supports the income trust broken promise because it serves the interests of its owners.
The Globe has zero credibility by being 100% hypocritical in its contradictory editorial positions.
The Globe is more concerned about issues of semantics and ignores the complete abuse of our democracy arising from 18 pages of blacked out documents as “proof” of alleged tax leakage.
Enough with the 'surprises'
July 28, 2008
Renewed criticism of the federal government's continuing practice of underestimating annual revenues, particularly where it appears to be a deliberate political strategy, should compel the Conservatives to live up to past promises.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Posted by Fillibluster at 8:26 PM