September 21, 2015

In CTV interview, Justin proves he's a tax and spend Liberal

Brian LilleyArchive

Trudeau went to Atlantic Canada for a series of announcements and stopped in for an interview with CTV's Steve Murphy.

It was during an interview with Murphy in 2008 that Stephane Dion lost the election because he didn't understand the questions.

This time, Trudeau understood the questions but just didn't give very good answers.

He promised no new taxes but also didn't explain where the money needed for costly plans would come from other than hinting at the existence of new "revenue streams" which he said he'd divulge some time before the election.

Kathleen Wynne likes to talk about "revenue tools" and we've all seen how well that has gone for Ontario.

If you like what Wynne's Liberals have done to Ontario, then Justin's your man because he's just shown that he'll take a page from Kathleen Wynne's playbook.


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commented 2015-09-23 08:18:49 -0400
A stuttering stammering fool with an attitude beyond pompous and entitled
I am more focused on bullshitting you than having to account for the stupid stuff I am promising so BACK OFF Mr. Murphy!
Check the smirk on his face he fires at Murphy in other words fuck off Steve you go figure it out
Steve! we can talk again in 2 or 3 THREE weeks
I LOVE YOU JUSTIN the 4 words most written on his FB page
But here is a good example of his voter base,
“You want to help Justin ???? It is time to bring big change to Canada…. stop big government wasting of money. Put an end to free trade will bring back Canada’s economy. And put a cease to all military actions outside of Canada.”

commented 2015-09-22 15:09:06 -0400
I wish I could have seen and heard the interview! But on the other hand, I don’t listen to anything to do with this boy (Trudeau) because I feel sorry for him. Trudeau is a programmed robot and I believe that he doesn’t really or totally understand anything that he is being told to say. He just wants you to think he does! I hope he looses his seat in Montreal!
commented 2015-09-22 12:49:45 -0400
Here he is – the candidate who is searching for new tools and nethods to take your money!
commented 2015-09-22 09:12:32 -0400
“… Liberals won’t raise our taxes …”
Hmmm, seems to me I heard this not too long ago “won’t raise our taxes” bit before … oh yeah McGuinty then Wynne.

No doubt Justin Trudeau will follow in his father’s footsteps –

“Pierre Trudeau inherited a strong, growing and diversified Canadian economy. When Trudeau at last left office for good in 1984, Canadians were still feeling the effects of Canada’s worst recession since the Great Depression. Eight years later, the country would tumble into another and even worse recession. The two recessions 1981-82 and 1992-93 can both fairly be laid at Trudeau’s door. Pierre Trudeau took office at a moment when commodity prices were rising worldwide. Then as now, rising commodity prices buoyed the Canadian economy. Good policymakers recognize that commodity prices fall as well as rise. A wise government does not make permanent commitments based on temporary revenues. Yet between 1969 and 1979 – through two majority governments and one minority – Trudeau tripled federal spending. Nemesis followed hubris. Commodity prices dropped. Predictably, Canada tumbled into recession and the worst federal budget deficits in peacetime history. Trudeau’s Conservative successor Brian Mulroney balanced Canada’s operating budget after 1984. But to squeeze out Trudeau-era inflation, the Bank of Canada had raised real interest rates very high. Mulroney could not keep up with the debt payments. The debt compounded, the deficits grew, the Bank hiked rates again – and Canada toppled into an even worse recession in 1992. By 1993, default on Trudeau’s debt loomed as a real possibility. Trudeau’s next successors, Liberals this time, squeezed even tighter, raising taxes, and leaving Canadians through the 1990s working harder and harder with no real increase in their standard of living. …”

I recommend reading the article in its entirety:

Liberals = Tax and Spend
Liberals love the phrase “revenue tools/streams” because it sounds so much nicer than new or increased taxes.
commented 2015-09-21 20:21:15 -0400
No, Trudeau and Liberals won’t raise our taxes but to provide their proposed increased government revenue streams he’s going to simply remove existing benefits like Tax Free Savings Accounts, Family Allowances, and Income Splitting. He’s simply disguising matters behind convoluted jargon. This guy and his advisory group are out to lunch if they think they’re fooling anyone.
commented 2015-09-21 20:11:12 -0400
JT must never have heard of Murphy’s Law. Both he and Mulcair will balloon Canada’s national debt and drive up taxes to pay for the increase in interest on it. Then whatever can go wrong will go wrong, and in the worst possible way.
commented 2015-09-21 19:48:51 -0400
Hmmm……purposely avoided saying he would bring in a “Carbon Tax” Lying Lieberals……!
commented 2015-09-21 18:44:54 -0400
Peter, you are definitely right to be concerned about the NDP. Reluctantly, I have to admit that I kind’a like Tom Mulcair as a man. I believe he is far more intelligent than JT and a man motivated by principles, albeit really, really, really bad principles; principles that will completely destroy this nation and lead us down the same path to destruction as Greece, Sweden and the rest of Europe. Trudeau, on the other hand, is a narcissistic, self-absorbed, spoiled brat who believes he should be Prime Minister because he’s Pierre’s son and he’s so cool and good looking. I believe that he is completely devoid of any moral principles and is willing to embrace any socialist or hedonistic cause that will bolster his chances in the election. Which one would be more dangerous? It’s hard to say but I would tend to think it would be Mulcair. They will both seriously damage this nation’s economy, moral compass and international reputation, but a wrong-principled, focused approach will get us there quicker than a directionless, clueless twit.
commented 2015-09-21 18:27:30 -0400
The Liberal Party of Canada has not elected a leader in a fair while now — the leaders have been “appointed”. And we have seen the results of these “appointments”. It speaks volumes that the LPC backroom boys don’t even have the smarts to let their own party elect a leader… (I mean, seriously: Dion? Trudeau Jr? are they actually trying to alienate their support base?) And these same LPC backroom boys pulling the strings still can’t come up with a solid party platform, which also speaks volumes…
commented 2015-09-21 18:07:10 -0400
John Albertan commented
Trudeau is not a tax-and-spend liberal. He is a dullard.
In order to be a true tax-and-spend liberal, you have to know basic arithmetic.

Even a dullard knows how to use a credit card, he knows how to spend, the other part of the equation would be fulfilled by one of his lackeys or peons, hence he is a tax and spend liberal.
commented 2015-09-21 17:49:37 -0400
Wow, that was beyond belief. Now could you guys imagine what the CBC would do if PMSH did an interview and looked that ignorant? uh-uh-uh-um-um-uh-um-um-um. Peter Netterville is right. As impossible as it may seem. The NDP will be worse.
commented 2015-09-21 17:48:35 -0400
Keith, as I had mentioned, " … but it certainly will be an economic tragedy from which I doubt our economy could bounce back." Economically, no, I doubt it. Culturally, specifically regarding radical Islamic infiltration, etc., I cannot say. Either way, we cannot let either of them in as PM.

Maurice, I was probably not too specific, I was actually meaning that if the Liberals won the election and Justin lost his seat, someone would “voluntarily” (military style) give up his/her seat. But if the Liberals loose the the election and Justin too, no, he would not get someone else’s seat. And no, I don’t think the Liberals will win this election, but I am concerned about the NDP, though.
commented 2015-09-21 17:22:21 -0400
Trudeau is not a tax-and-spend liberal. He is a dullard.
In order to be a true tax-and-spend liberal, you have to know basic arithmetic.
commented 2015-09-21 17:07:47 -0400
Peter Netterville, I made this observation for Henry Reardon and I repeat it here for you. Other leaders may have lost their own seat and retained the leadership of their party, but I believe that good fortune has primarily been reserved for leaders who managed to lead their party to victory. When leaders lose elections, as well as their own seat, that leader is generally toast. At least they should be if members of the party who managed to get elected have any sense. I don’t expect the Liberals to form the next government, do you? There may be an outside chance if Trudeau can turn things around, but I don’t see that happening. If he does, he will be considered a miracle worker by his party and he will definitely remain party leader, even while losing his own seat. But I just don’t see that happening. I expect either Harper or Mulcair will form the next government and I hope and pray it’s Harper, but of course I could be wrong.
commented 2015-09-21 16:55:44 -0400
But he has promissed to end the marijuana prohobition and witch hunt…..a promise many Liberals before him have made but never kept…..and THAT will get him a very large voting block.
commented 2015-09-21 16:52:45 -0400
No wonder he is in trouble – even on his home turf.

The entitled life has led him to never have had a job for any length of time and one failed attempt at being a high school drama teacher. Has he even managed to complete a university course?

Having never worried about paying a power bill, he is obviously completely out of touch with the realities of a budget – after all the trust fund just sends him cash every month.

Come to think of it – we do too. What a shame!

Someone change this kid’s diaper – he is starting to stink.
commented 2015-09-21 16:52:23 -0400
Peter, You really think that Canada would recover, after a liberal or NDP Government? Do not forget that the Terrible Twins, Trudeau and Mulclair, are both in bed with Islam and Sharia Law.
If anyone thinks I am Islamophobic, think again. Islamophobia will become the The Epitaph of Canada.
commented 2015-09-21 16:37:23 -0400
This is painful to watch. I know he’s had a lot of bad moments but this is JT not even doing his homework. This is just not ready in action.
commented 2015-09-21 16:37:22 -0400
This is painful to watch. I know he’s had a lot of bad moments but this is JT not even doing his homework. This is just not ready in action.
commented 2015-09-21 16:24:17 -0400
Budgets balance themselves don’t they?
commented 2015-09-21 16:10:49 -0400
Grieg I agree, very disconcerting.

I agree Peter, Trudeau has never had to earn or work at anything considering his privileged upbringing, but that explains a lot too, adversity creates character, he is nothing but an empty suit (in more ways than one).

“Common sense tells you that you do not keep spending money you do not have, look at Greece.” Common sense is not so common as one would like to think Brian Kelly.
commented 2015-09-21 16:08:14 -0400
Can you imagine this man on the international stage? I cringe at the thought. I’m sure he will provide good comedy relief at the G7 conferences with his ideas on self balancing budgets and the efficiencies of communist China.
Science is concerned that pot smoking as a teenager can affect a persons ability to make rational decisions, and to stick to them once they are made. This concern makes me think of Obama who was a heavy pot smoker and an advocate for marijuana as a teenager and young adult. He and Justin seem to be afflicted the same way. They cannot sick with decisions and are irrational: red lines, then no redlines; balanced budgets favored, then deficits. I think Justin may have smoked more than four or five joints.
As far as being irrational, today, without seeing the finished product or knowing the final price, Justin has decided the F35 will be scraped. Canada has not made a commitment to purchase and can still back out any time, so why not hang around until we see the fully developed product and have all the information. Canada has over 20 years effort and spent millions of dollars, along with our NATO allies, to advance the development of an affordable multi-purpose combat aircraft we can all use, so why not stick around to see the outcome. It is mad nonsense to make such an announcement now, particularly since our own aerospace industry has won contracts for supplying subsystems and maintenance of the F35 which we will forfeit if this clown becomes PM.

Perhaps it is true, dopers and doper advocates cannot think rationally.
commented 2015-09-21 16:05:00 -0400
I wish someone would call Justin on this business of the PM being responsible for the lowest growth since WW2. You cannot make a fair comparison with economic growth between now and the 1950’s because the world economy was far different between then and now. You have to compare Canada’s performance among other countries of similar economies and when you do that Canada comes out very well.

BTW two of the major reasons for Canada’s economic growth being lower than it could have been is a slow recovery in the US and the stupid energy policy of the LIBERAL government in Ontario, neither of which has anything to do with Stephen Harper.
commented 2015-09-21 16:03:25 -0400
If you’re serious about the importance of the current Federal Election, here’s a simple exercise that the Canadian News Media apparently has never done, and sadly most Canadians have never done it as well. Yet it’s not that complex and it can help to focus your thoughts and opinions.

If you were selecting a person to lead, direct and manage the most important multi-billion dollar organization in Canada; an organization that has a profound and in many instances the most significant impact on your livelihood, on your standard of living and quality of life, on your personal and family/community safety, on your future; and similarly for everyone else in a country of almost 40 million people: what do you think the personal qualifications ought to be for a person to successfully fulfill such a position?

Keep in mind that “Qualification” categories include personal knowledge, skills, and experience. They could also be prioritized.

Then consider each of the 4 “leadership” candidates in the upcoming Federal election, related to your list of what qualifications each person has, compared to ideally what they ought to have.

It’s a little telling how the Newspapers are full of job searches every week listing the requirements for success for any and all jobs from sales clerks and construction workers to general managers and nurses. Yet discussions about the requirements for fulfilling the responsibilities of Prime Minister are rarely mentioned, if at all, by the Media while promoting their preferred political hero.

What’s your opinion? It’s just as valid as that of someone who simply reads news reports on the TV or a political speech writer.
commented 2015-09-21 15:58:59 -0400
The policies of Tom Mulcair and the NDP scare the life out of me, but I think Mulcair actually did a pretty good job of being leader of the opposition, to the extent that I see no reason to fire him from that position.
But Justin? He’s just not ready to be leader of the opposition, and probably never will be.
Vote A-B-C
Anything But Change
commented 2015-09-21 15:54:09 -0400
Revenue tools is just another name for taxpayers. Justin’s voice and annoying vocal mannerisms make me never want to hear him speak ever again. At least in french there is a voice-over. I hope the libs fire this idiot after they lose this election, he is an embarrassment to them.
commented 2015-09-21 15:45:46 -0400
Thus we progress, JT is the making of the next three governments after our beloved Harper quits.
Everyone just keeps thinking about right now. Just think for one minute, what will the next or the next election be like and what will be discussed in those debates.

Nothing will be discussed. All the next leader will be complete mindless followers of the party.
commented 2015-09-21 15:31:24 -0400
Do the electorate a favor, JT and get off your mom’s hormone replacement therapy. Your precious little gasps are really creepy and annoying.
commented 2015-09-21 15:24:23 -0400
That was scary. Yes he has the platitudes down pat but a total idiot on distance. Makes promises but doesn have the slightest clue on what it will cost the taxpayers.
commented 2015-09-21 15:20:44 -0400
Yes Peter it is sad.