Given the brash spending habits within their first 100 days (as we previously noted on this blog), it really comes as no surprise to see the Liberal party blow far past their original estimates prior to being elected.
It was not long ago that the Liberals won the country on the promise of running modest, consecutive deficits over the next four years for the purpose of investing in infrastructure and employment. Maybe it was naive of us to believe, despite promising to put Canadian taxpayers deep into the red, that the party would keep its original commitment to their voters and, indeed, all Canadians.
Pegged at a 30.1 billion dollar deficit for the 2016-2017 fiscal year alone, Justin and his ministers have far exceeded their promise of implementing ‘modest deficits’. At three times of their initial promise, it would be safe to say the Liberals had the full intention to say whatever possible to put their party in power again. With a majority government, this country is now at the whim of the party they for sought of change and prosperity. As Conservatives, all we can see is the interests of the next generation being sold to pay for Justin’s utopian ambitions today.