February 27, 2016

Who's lying? Did the Conservatives leave a $1B surplus or not?

Brian LilleyArchive

Aaron Wudrick of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation joins me to talk about the "disappearing" surplus reportedly left behind by the Conservatives.

I think the Liberals are just trying to create a crisis as an excuse to spend more.

WATCH my entire conversation with Aaron Wudrick HERE.


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commented 2016-02-29 20:59:22 -0500
@ Seymore Doolittle

That definitely hits the nail on the head!
commented 2016-02-29 15:47:30 -0500
My 29-year old son hates Mr. Harper too, but he can’t give me any legitimate reasons why he feels that way. Every time I try to nail him down on it, he just gets testy and then our conservation has to end. The last thing I told him, knowing that three of his B-pressure welder friends just lost their jobs last week, was that many more of his friends will be joining the unemployment lines soon, and he might be too.

On a Brighter note, my 24-year old daughter is a died in the wool conservative. Once I made her read what socialism really is, she changed her tune immediately!
commented 2016-02-29 15:30:45 -0500
btw little ronnie revel in your stupidity.. there is no cure.. but thank you for the free amusement.
commented 2016-02-29 15:29:25 -0500
the cbc unintentionally reported on an obvious liberal lie…their driveling article about liberal spending millions on adverts already. included $400k for welcoming the liberal syrian refugees.. the “spokesperson” michele larose said that these ads and the money was budgeted by the previous government? a rational person, that excludes the leftard morons that the cbc protect with censorship and opinion shaping, can see this obvious lie..
commented 2016-02-29 13:15:58 -0500
“No, Deborah, we just goe rid of an evil cancer LAST OCTOBER.”

We hear this sentiment a lot from guys like you, but what we never hear is an example of the supposed evil for which Stephen Harper is responsible. So how about it, Christensen, want to provide some examples of all the evil, horrible things Harper did or are you going to simply continue to spout childish rhetoric?
commented 2016-02-29 09:55:05 -0500
DEBORAH GRAUPNER commented 10 mins ago
Paul Taalman – I don’t think Junior is a dunce for smoking too much pot. The problem is that he was born without a brain and morals!

DEBORAH GRAUPNER commented 1 day ago
Our parliament has been overrun by evil! I’ve honestly never witnessed such an embarrassing display of ignorance and childish antics by an elected government, in my life. I truly feel ashamed of those who were fooled by this traitor to our country. This may be a battle of cultures, but it’s the ultimate battle between good and evil.

No, Deborah, we just goe rid of an evil cancer LAST OCTOBER.

God’s secretary just handed down from on high, bulletin proclaiming that Deborah Graupner thinks she knows what morals and a brain are.
commented 2016-02-29 09:39:47 -0500
Paul Taalman – I don’t think Junior is a dunce for smoking too much pot. The problem is that he was born without a brain and morals!
commented 2016-02-28 21:02:53 -0500
The headlines in my local paper a couple of weeks ago stated that Trudeau says government spending is the key to stimulating the economy….
You’ve got to be an idiot with a dangerously low IQ or a Liberal to swallow that line of reasoning.
commented 2016-02-28 16:46:07 -0500
One day the left will say; “I wish I had been right!” ©PTaalman2016
commented 2016-02-28 16:38:52 -0500
I’m sure there are lots of people on this website who have thought: "I’ve smoked a lot of pot and I’m still not as f**ked up as Justin Trudeau.
commented 2016-02-28 12:02:49 -0500
Well the reality is they are both deceiving us – a nation whose public debt equals its total productivity does not own it’s own revenues.

It’s become self-evident to anyone with even a modicum of awareness that we are living in an era of institutionalized fraud. Fraudulence which permeates our routine interaction.

This was a western phenomena but it’s now global in scope. We are confronted with institutionalized fraud daily – not just in banking/Wall St., but in politics and government, media, education and science, religion, commodities (food/energy/resources), even professional sport. As always this fraud is run to empower and enrich a small clique by making the mass of people accept the fraud and reject reality/integrity because the fraud promises so much more acceptable out comes.

What should bother us isn’t that fraud is immoral, or that fraud is deplorable – it’s that for fifteen thousand years of human/social development, fraud (and selfish short sighted thinking which condones it), has never, ever worked out well for the cultures it infects. Not once. Eventually everyone gets caught up in the catastrophe of a correction and things go very badly for all involved.

When the hell did we forget all that? We have the benefit of 6000 years of historic record punctuated with the documented fallibility of fraudulence and fraudulent enterprise – yet we choose to accept contemporary institutional fraudulence because our arrogance tells us it will be “different for us” –we are special – our civilization will not be corroded by the fraud which we all are aware of at some level. I thought we were better than this, I really did.

America, Canada, Europe, “the west” are in open decline precipitated by market/economic melt downs, unstable currency, political leadership melt downs and cultural melt down – all because we believed we could build utopia by accepting institutionalized fraud. This convinces me there is such a thing as cultural suicide.
commented 2016-02-28 11:10:40 -0500
ALL politicians are the same. They’re your very best friend when running for office and they will barely know you exist once elected!
That being said, then the Liberals, PCs, NDP as well as all the other parties can be painted with the same brush and will all lie like cheap rugs to achieve their goals.
However, it is for the citizens to discern which of these liars is lying the least and vote for the most honest liar (if such a thing can exist) without regard to party affiliation. So it is up to us citizens to do our jobs properly and vote for qualified leaders based on their honesty and integrity and not on their looks and connections.
commented 2016-02-28 10:38:33 -0500
I don’t believe there ever was a surplus. The head of the treasury board has publicly stated that Harper ordered him to lie or withhold information about our finances on more than one occasion. He would strategically release budget updates the day before billion dollar bills were paid. As much as I don’t like an 18 billion dollar deficit it is far better than the 58 billion that Harper left us on one occasion. In fact Harper amassed more debt than any other PM in history. Very easy facts to check.
commented 2016-02-28 08:54:23 -0500
Our parliament has been overrun by evil! I’ve honestly never witnessed such an embarrassing display of ignorance and childish antics by an elected government, in my life. I truly feel ashamed of those who were fooled by this traitor to our country. This may be a battle of cultures, but it’s the ultimate battle between good and evil.
commented 2016-02-28 08:40:30 -0500

Canada spends 60 billion dollars per year on interest payments, which is enough money to pay for the entire country’s K-12 education system.

Increasing that total isn’t a big deal, Nathan? Shameless doublespeaking liberals like you are destroying this country.
commented 2016-02-28 08:20:08 -0500
During the financial crisis the Harper government ran deficits to soften the blow. The Harper government subsequently moved to balance the budget once the crisis was over. Running a short term deficit may be a useful short term tactic but it is not the only tool in inventory to raise liquidity, there is also the reduction of interest rates by the Bank of Canada. The problem there is we are just about out of ammo. The Government of Canada can also print more money. How about that Canadian Peso ?

I do not believe Junior will ever curb spending. He will use the Wynne playbook instead. Those two are the best of buds. I understand that the debt to GDP ratio in Ontario has risen to somewhere in the region of 40 to 45 per cent. If interest rates rise, Ontario is in serious trouble. Ever heard of Greece? .

The best way to solve the situation is to grow the economy . The way to do that is to reduce taxes and reduce government/eco radical interference with private enterprise.
commented 2016-02-28 06:18:55 -0500
Well, if you don’t count the sales of GM shares or suppressed spending across all departments, then there was no surplus.

But since those things enter onto the accounting books, then there is a fiction of a surplus.

Anyways, we shouldn’t obsess overly about deficits. It is maintaining a broadly manageable debt-to-GDP ratio that matters, and any economist worth his salt will tell you that non of the deficits we’re looking at are really all that big of a deal from the macro perspective.

As a relatively unknown trivia piece for the economically uneducated (90 something percent of people), government debt is critical for properly functioning credit markets, because this provides liquidity in capital markets. If we had 0 debt in the country, financial markets would hardly be able to function. (This by no means implies that ginourmous debt is good, only that SOME debt of the central state in fact plays a vital role in the economy.)
commented 2016-02-28 04:11:56 -0500
And “Pere Trudeau” must be very proud….
commented 2016-02-27 21:50:43 -0500
Bill Elder….In Alberta there are two types of shnooks. There are chinooks, the nice warm winds off the mountains. Then there are those that voted ndp or liberal …..SHNOOKS!!!
commented 2016-02-27 21:26:50 -0500
My guess are the LIEberals!! They’ve had more experience doing it!!!
commented 2016-02-27 19:01:30 -0500
How long will it be before Trudy gets fed up with people calling him and his gang, a bunch of lyres. I guess we can expect to see him giving the finger, to all and sundry, just like Daddy.

A small taste of power dose strange things to people with small minds.
commented 2016-02-27 17:55:05 -0500
Who is lying? Remember, only an ‘e’ need be added to Liberal to find out.

What ticks me off is how the LPC, Lying Party of Canada, has commandeered the noble word liberal for their perverted ends.
commented 2016-02-27 17:28:32 -0500
liberals lie because liberals lie. liberals know they can lie because they just won an election with the wonder boy trudeau. obviously with an electorate that intellectually simple liberals can pretty much say anything they want at this point with no worries about being called out on their lies
commented 2016-02-27 15:39:41 -0500
Doesn’t matter. CINOs lie as much as liberals, so if there ever was a surplus, the point is moot.

In any case, Canada is approaching a rapid decline in every sense of that word. Not just the economy, but the society as a whole, will collapse as the Progressive-Sodomite Agenda takes hold. Then, the Canadian Islamic Superstate will come into being and Islam will have a foothold in North America.

I predict that the US will be at war with Canada before the end of decade, and Canada will cease to exist. Everyone should be very pleased by that outcome.
commented 2016-02-27 15:36:51 -0500
Those Conservative ads were soooooooo right , the little twit is just not up to the job, lie,lie,lie
I can’t wait for the outrage when he says, sorry, we are not going to legalize pot after all,i am sure that swayed a lot of younger voters to vote for the smiley boy
It just amazes me how this twit got elected, ( yes your right ,i have 0 patience for the idiot, he annoys me to no end ).
To many Canadians are clueless, putting Wynne back in, and electing this idiot,
commented 2016-02-27 15:13:26 -0500
People who voted for the libs are stupid, lazy and have no values.
commented 2016-02-27 14:23:16 -0500
“who’s lying?”

Is there even a need to ask that question when Liberals are involved? Liberals live in the alternate reality of Ricky Gervais’ The Invention Of Lying. In the Liberal’s world someone speaking the truth would be the moment of discovery.
commented 2016-02-27 14:19:00 -0500
this is nothing new at all successive governments have always done this
commented 2016-02-27 14:05:24 -0500
Liebranos lie! Nothing more to say!