This budget will see Canada with at least $85 billion of increased indebtedness in four years’ time. That much is clear. Meanwhile this budget is completely lacking in setting out any of the objectives that it hopes to accomplish. Measurable objectives. Precisely how many jobs is this budget promising to create? Without stated targets, this budget is simply an exercise in throwing money at a wall, and hoping it sticks. Without stated targets, it is impossible to hold the government to account. Without stated targets, how do Canadians know what they are investing in? $85 billion in increased indebtedness, with no tangible targets concerning employment etc. is nothing more than a very expensive “shot in the dark”.
Obama's stimulus package that's making its way through Congress has stated employment targets, why doesn't ours? Oh yeah. Obama is a leader. Stephen Harper is not.
The Liberals should not support a budget that is lacking in measurable targets. Doing so would be to leave Harper unaccountable for his actions.....and OUR money.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Posted by Fillibluster at 5:21 PM