At a time when prudent business owners, families and local governments are tightening their belts, our federal government is doling out stealth bomber contracts, building temporary indoor lakes and burning through the $13 billion surplus they inherited, to grow the largest deficit in Canadian history ($54 billion). And now the Conservatives are proud to announce further corporate tax cuts. Is this prudent?
What we need from our leaders, the ones we entrust with a huge chunk of our hard-earned dollars, is fiscal responsibility. We need government that is committed to balanced growth, improving the standard of living for all people, and encouraging a sustainable future. We need a government that develops its own people and that uses its income to enrich the lives of its citizens.