May 11, 2015

Trudeau still can't explain how Liberals will fund $2 billion plan

Rebel Staff

On CTV's Question Period last Sunday, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau was asked repeatedly how he planned to find the $2 billion child-care benefit he promised Canadians last week.

Host Robert Fife asked Trudeau repeatedly where this money would come from, but Trudeau swerved to avoid the questions.

Instead he stressed the new "generous" benefits his party was promising middle class, including monthly cheques for hundreds of dollars.

Trudeau also vowed to "tighten up" the tax code. This was after Fife quoted former Statistics Canada chief economist Philip Cross, who has said the Liberal's plan to raise taxes on those earning more than $200,000 a year "will encourage tax avoidance."

"These are people who are best positioned to take advantage of loopholes in the system. The idea of soaking the rich to pay for benefits for other people never works out," Cross was quoted as saying.

Trudeau's only specific funding source was a $1.7 billion surplus, which is merely a projected figure and in any event, will be one that was acquired under a Conservative government.

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commented 2015-05-11 17:17:40 -0400
The Liberals and their fellow travellers are not much good at maths. In fact they are not much good at anything.
commented 2015-05-11 15:46:49 -0400
I’m surprised CTV would even ask the Shiny Pony such a question. Mr Fife’s days may be numbered. No surprise from Trudope though. The Liberals will promise anything to get back into power and lie doing it.
commented 2015-05-11 14:38:15 -0400
Justin will promise anything, he is still on a high from not having to hide from Sun News Reporters. Be careful Justin, Pissed Off Muslims can be pretty mean.
commented 2015-05-11 14:25:05 -0400
Let’s face it, the only way this tart will ever be elected, will be because of the massive lies, tales and omissions, that are being spread by the propagandists with the MSM. We need to call these supposed journalists out, lets start by labeling them with what they are really, and that is propagandists. And they don’t provide news, they just spin their manure, and call it news!
commented 2015-05-11 13:28:51 -0400
So, let me get this straight. Justin cannot say where the money for his nation day care program will come from except an uncertain 1.7 Billion surplus that the Conservatives will have create all the while bashing the Conservatives for financial mismanagement. Riiiiight. Okay Justie. Go back to bed now.
commented 2015-05-11 10:58:01 -0400
What he doesn’t mention is how much his projected carbon tax is going to rake in. all those generous handouts to the middle class will really seem like pennies on the dollar once the cost of living skyrockets for all canadians.
commented 2015-05-11 10:11:19 -0400
Man child strikes again.

If Canadians are stupid enough to elected this terrorist loving communist pig, the baked troodo get’s the cookie. You get what you deserve – and this will translate into rocketing taxes.
commented 2015-05-11 09:53:35 -0400
Trudeau is toast. Supply teacher versus internationally respected economist, PM Harper? Ha! Trudeau is third place material because … supply teacher versus respected lawyer, Mulcair? Ha!

No one cares who Justin’s daddy was. He is going down.
commented 2015-05-11 09:49:54 -0400
Well, “it” (budgets and funding) will take care of itself" donchaknow ;-)
We send teams of liberal harvesters out to the magic forest to pick money from the money trees, then we open up a sack of industrial strength pixie dust and sprinkle it all over our policy so nothing can go wrong – next question please.
commented 2015-05-11 08:58:51 -0400
Be sure of 2 things.
1. Libs will always find money for their schemes, by soaking those who work hard to make ends meat.
2. Asking Trudeau to explain anything with any kind of depth, is akin to asking a monkey to name the constellations. Unless the questions are seriously vetted and much ‘rote training’ is done beforehand, his answers will always veer toward incomprehensible ‘errr ahhh, engagement’ moments.
commented 2015-05-11 08:33:41 -0400
He will implications, enter a carbon tax or some other carbon scam to pay of it. The rich will only pay so much before they leave this country. Remember how the NDP here in Ontario forced the Liberals to take the rich an extra percent to pay for the poor. Well the rich, meaning anyone making over $200 thou would be hit again. Tax avoidance will be just the start of it. They will find a more friendly country to place their money by moving there. It’s already starting.