Debt and deficits— two of the most destructive government decisions that no one wants to talk about despite the grave implications excess debt has on future generations.
In the early '90's, Canada's national debt was increasing by $3,000 per second under Brian Mulroney, so it’s easy to see how continued government borrowing and excessive debt is one of the most disgusting policies. It asks children and yet unborn children to take on the fiscal mismanagement of generations past.
That's why the action group Generation Screwed, is such an important movement for young people concerned about how excessive debt and deficits are going to affect our already uncertain futures.
After a good run of solid fiscal management in this country, there has been a significant trend away from any restraint the past few years.
Whether its Kathleen Wynne’s Ontario Liberals creating the most indebted sub-sovereign government in the world, or Rachel Notley slashing and burning the tall poppy of confederation or Justin Trudeau blowing through his promised modest deficits, this is all happening at a time when deficit spending is not as necessary as it was during the global economic recession of 2008.
Watch as I bring you comments from attendees at the Generation Screwed Action Forum in Vancouver, where I also spoke with National Director Renaud Brossard and BC director Ben Lawton.
I heard a lot of disdain for Justin Trudeau.
The more I see young people at events like this or see how fired up they were by those like Maxime Bernier or Kevin O'Leary during the Conservative leadership race, I know it’s possible for conservatives to capture the millennial and youth vote that propelled Justin Trudeau to victory.
It’s all about relating to them, and if the federal conservatives are unable to garner at least some support from younger Canadians, Trudeau will continue his tax and spend ways at the expense of every millennial and member of Generation Z.