Harper as good economy steward a fantasy

Joe, please note that Harper promptly blew the surplus and put us into a deficit situation for the next seven or eight years.

After reading Joe Sawchuk’s letter I feel compelled to comment.

Joe, Prime Ministers Chretien and Martin are famous for taking the largest deficit in Canadian history, left by Conservative Brian Mulroney, and ruthlessly cutting government budgets to not only balance the budget but produce an extensive surplus for many years.

They paid off $150 billion (approximately) in past Canadian debt and left PM Stephen Harper with a huge surplus.

Joe, please note that Harper promptly blew the surplus and put us into a deficit situation for the next seven or eight years.

It is very discouraging that many Canadians, like you, still believe the Harper fantasy story that only he could handle the Canadian economy.

 

David Hobson

Chemainus