Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ignatieff don't "Tax and Spend"

Stephen Harper calls the Liberals tax and spend. Now the Liberal party isn't at all tax and spend, but Micheal Ignatieff is making the party look more like it. The Liberal plan is to put the corporate tax at 18% which is higher than it is today and Igantieff also said he would spend money on the hockey arena. With that you get the Conservatives favorite line "Tax and Spend". The Liberals are of course not "tax and spend" they are the only party that is fiscally responsible during the 1990's years the Liberals were the one's who made the tough decision. And only spend or lower taxes if they had a surplus. Now The Liberals today still keep this value, but the only problem I have is that Ignatieff would be willing to spend 400 million on an arena in Quebec city. 400 million could be better spend. Ignatieff  should stop making the Liberal party look like the "Tax and Spend". Ignatieff should stick to the old Liberal policy of being fiscally responsible and spending within the governments means.

7 comments:

  1. Ignatieff was setting the Liberal Party up quite well on this broader issue. Then he promised Quebec an arena. Why? He's not going to win any seats there because of that promise - he'll never win seats in the Quebec City area. But the Liberals are losing votes elsewhere and he's ruined the party's image because of this. The bottom line is that Ignatieff doesn't have what it takes, even now after all these years in politics.

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  2. Ignatiff promised money for cultural centers and the CONS and media said it was for arenas. And of course nobody reports on Harper giving the Quebec snowmobile club $6m

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  3. So are the Liberals against funding snowmobile trails now? Ignatieff said the hockey arena was a cultural centre. What bunk! Canadians are overwhelming against him on this and he's destroying his image, what he has left, with this promise. His best move is to retract this.

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  4. Iggy is worse than even the hapless Dion.

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  5. There isn't any "retraction" needed. Simply a very clear message that Liberals will continue to partially fund municipal infrastructure - including SOME potential funding to arenas... (want to know how many skating rinks and arenas around Canada Harper funded under the "Action Plan"? All you need to do is drive around rural Ontario - including Muskoka)... bridges, roads, public buildings.

    NO GOVERNMENT has ever argued funding public places - they just choose the ones they like. This is just political game-playing right now.

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  6. I am not against spending money unless we have the money to spend it, or it is of dire importance. I think funding on roads and bridges are important, and areana's are maye a little less important. I am not aginst funding the arena i am just against funding an arena when we have 55 billion dollar deficit . The Liberlas in the 90's din't just spend money they cut money even in public places and when they had a surplus then they spend it. I think the arena could wait a few years. Till we have the money to afford it.

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  7. Also even if we have a surplus we should think about other parts of the budget may need the money. Like hospital waiting times etc.. , But If we have a surplus we shouldn't wait to long as having an arena would great jobs and increase revenue so that there is more money to spend on other items.

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