I am getting interested in the federal election campaign. Now that the Duffy scandal has been put aside, all I hear is the economy. The PM says that the “other guys”, Liberals and NDP, will wreck the economy. He emphasizes a balanced budget and lower taxes. Sounds good, but if we lower taxes and balance the budget we will obviously get less service, yet the PM promises more services every day.
I looked up the record. Harper inherited a huge surplus from the Liberals and spent it within a year.
Since then we have had eight deficits in a row and it seems probable we will have another this year. Question: if deficits are so bad how come Harper has given us so many?
The NDP promises to balance the budget next year and still give us more.
The Liberals promise a balanced budget but not until after they clean up the Harper mess.
Now, to a simple taxpaying citizen, which party makes sense? How do I vote? I need help in this constant state of political confusion. Who is telling the truth? I need advice on which party will build a better Canada.