May 13, 2015

Trudeau still can't say where missing billions will come from

Marissa SemkiwArchive

Justin Trudeau is the king of deflecting hard questions with meaningless utopian statements that numb Canadians to his platitudes.

Last week, the Liberals unveiled two planks of their economic platform. 

The first: a proposal to soak the rich, and the second: the introduction of a Child Benefit plan that would divvy benefits to families according to their income level.

At first his announcement was heralded as a great populist plan, expected to generate political points. 

But that high was quickly quelled once economists started pointing out that his numbers don’t add up.  

Namely, there is a massive hole in his Child Benefit Plan.

Let me walk you through hard the numbers to show you why it's still short billions of dollars, no matter what Trudeau tries to tell you.


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commented 2015-05-14 19:49:49 -0400
I was told as a youth that all you are entitled to that’s FAIR is a trial. But it’s not guaranteed
commented 2015-05-13 20:07:34 -0400
Justin has a hard enough time accounting for the joints in his stash let alone a few billion dollars.
commented 2015-05-13 20:00:33 -0400
Ayn Rand: The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution (1971)
• …observe that in all the propaganda of the ecologists—amidst all their appeals to nature and pleas for ‘harmony with nature’—there is no discussion of man’s needs and the requirements of his survival. Man is treated as if he were an unnatural phenomenon. Man cannot survive in the kind of state of nature that the ecologists envision—i.e., on the level of sea urchins or polar bears…
• There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist.
• A crime is the violation of the right(s) of other men by force (or fraud). It is only the initiation of physical force against others- i.e., the recourse to violence- that can be classified as a crime in a free society (as distinguished from a civil wrong). Ideas, in a free society, are not a crime- and neither can they serve as the justification of a crime.
• By the same principle, the government may not give special leniency to the perpetrator of a crime, on the grounds of the nature of his ideas.
• An Asian peasant who labors through all of his waking hours, with tools created in Biblical times—a South American aborigine who is devoured by piranha in a jungle stream—an African who is bitten by the tsetse fly—an Arab whose teeth are green with decay in his mouth—these do live with their ‘natural environment,’ but are scarcely able to appreciate its beauty. Try to tell a Chinese mother, whose child is dying of cholera: ‘Should one do everything one can? Of course not.’ Try to tell a Russian housewife, who trudges miles on foot in sub-zero weather in order to spend hours standing in line at a state store dispensing food rations, that America is defiled by shopping centers, expressways and family cars.
• Contrary to the ecologists, nature does not stand still and does not maintain the kind of equilibrium that guarantees the survival of any particular species – least of all the survival of her greatest and most fragile product: man.
commented 2015-05-13 18:50:50 -0400
It is really sickening to listen to a rich kid pretend that he undertands the ‘middle class’ . It is laughable to believe that he understands the ‘lower class’. I would like to see him define ‘Lower Class’.
commented 2015-05-13 18:01:01 -0400
If Junior ever had to actually balance the books in his own house, he’d have a clue about budgeting (only a clue, mind you). If he had no trust fund to fall back on (or currently use?), he would find out how “ordinary” Canadians live, and what the “middle class” really is. (I challenge him to support his entire family on $80k/yr, for two solid years. I’ll lay odds he can’t do it.)

As it is, he’s so far removed from our lifestyles that he doesn’t even realize that the income tax bracket he wants to increase includes himself!!! You actually think for one minute that all this menuedo he’s spewing will actually affect him? If he realized that, he’d backtrack post-haste!

Junior is a mouthpiece, as we’re daily being reminded. And, as others have already commented, who’s behind the mouthpiece, filling it with dialogue? And what are their goals?
commented 2015-05-13 17:13:38 -0400
It is Justie that is missing billion … billions of brain cells. Luckily for him he has Gerald Butthead the do his thinking for him.
commented 2015-05-13 16:44:19 -0400
Perhaps J.T. can borrow the 2B from Winnie after all she’s really good at throwing good money after bad, and drs. won’t be the only 1% fleeing this country….
commented 2015-05-13 16:40:31 -0400
We are going to be in even deeper doo doo if Trudeau or some other Liberal ever gets into power!
Just look at where orders’ from headquarters come from and for them to manipulate on us!

The 2015 federal election will require political parties to work harder than ever to capture the attention of the electorate. With this story, Adam Radwanski begins a new assignment looking at how the party machines across the country are preparing.

Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have quietly been getting regular advice from Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, Barack Obama’s deputy campaign manager in the last U.S. presidential campaign.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says if he becomes prime minister, he’ll be much more open with the media than the current government. Trudeau says Stephen Harper’s approach to communications is “weakening” democracy.
Video: Trudeau says he would be an ‘accessible’ PM
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair continued to ask questions Tuesday about Veterans Affairs and its minister, Julian Fantino. Stephen Harper defended the department and the appointment of Walt Natynczyk as deputy minister.
Video: Mulcair and Harper spar over Fantino, Veterans Affairs
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she hopes Prime Minister Stephen Harper isn’t letting a “vendetta” get in the way of their working relationship. Wynne and Harper haven’t met in person for over a year.
Video: PM’s ‘feelings’ shouldn’t guide relationship with Ontario: Wynne

Somewhat more openly, Tom Mulcair’s New Democrats have been receiving guidance from Jeremy Bird, who was Mr. Obama’s national field director.

commented 2015-05-13 16:06:09 -0400
“difficulty attracting and retaining doctors and particularly specialists” The same thing will happen to Canada under a Trudope led Lieberal Gov’t.
commented 2015-05-13 16:03:18 -0400
Here on PEI soaking the rich is an easy sell and we have the Liberal determined income tax rates to prove it. Islanders continually whine about the difficulty attracting and retaining doctors and particularly specialists…..but they just don’t get the connection.
commented 2015-05-13 15:48:43 -0400
So this rich 1 percenter, that has his daddy’s millions to retire on, is going to raid the Canada pension plans to fund all his empty promises.

There’s real fairness and helping the Middle Class!
commented 2015-05-13 15:32:26 -0400
The Liberal platform planks are too thin to be load bearing!
commented 2015-05-13 14:53:04 -0400
One almost feels that the soft questions from CBC and CTV were to actually promote Trudeau. Fortunately only the over 70 age bracket who voted in PET watch those news broadcasts.
commented 2015-05-13 13:57:17 -0400
The Lieberal platform is a hoax. It is an empty bribe. Lieberals are not interested in “fairness” for Canadians, only in getting themselves elected into power. Nothing more.
commented 2015-05-13 13:22:37 -0400
Justin should ask his elementary school teacher for a refund with regards to math. I guess if your dad was rich, you were not accustomed to check the weekly flyers for the best prices on groceries
commented 2015-05-13 12:57:24 -0400
He remembers the stories Daddy told him as a child about how he went into the magic money forest and picked $100 bills off the money trees – he took these bed time tales literally I suspect because he really believes these things just take care of themselves – gotta be a money forest , probably up north somewhere he’s never been.
commented 2015-05-13 12:54:50 -0400
Justin Trudeau looks up “fair” in a dictionary … claims definition is un-Canadian.
commented 2015-05-13 12:52:37 -0400
Justin Trudeau and Harper
Where does JT deal with the following?
1. Savings
2. Household debt
3. Cost of living (Carbon tax/price for carbon, inflation, etc.)

Justin Trudeau . Yet, the TFSA is being used by 11M Canadians or about 33% of the population: or—tsx-bmo-201411060977357001. So, how is JT’s plan helping people saved when it is clawing back the TFSA limit from 10,000 to 5,500?

Middle Class
Justin Trudeau Yet Canada middle class is better than USA or or

Tax Cuts
Justin Trudeau says Yet, JT says little how family tax credit is giving $1.2B back to middle class and another $200M to people under 60K. Justin Trudeau did not mention $30B tax cuts over the past 9+ years, Why?

Canada taxation ranking: or

Here is what experts say on Harper’s plan:
5. Vern Krishna –

Where is the expert opinion on JT’s plan?

Household Debt
Justin Trudeau says Yet BMO says there are some myths on household debt

Justin Trudeau and Kathleen Wynne
Justin on Wynne Yet, Moodys says something different on Wynne “—PR_323755 So, where does JT stand on Wynne’s policies “Carbon Taxation or ORPP or skyrocketing Hydro rates”

Are there concerns in Canada and the answer is yes. The issues is not about what Harper has done, but with provincial and municipal policies. JT’s only solution is throw more money without accountability and transparency! or
commented 2015-05-13 12:52:11 -0400
Terry Black: I wouldn’t hire Justin Trudeau to run a rural coffee drive-thru yet alone a major western industrialized economy. And you are correct – the most dangerous person in the LPC is not justin Trudeau….it is GERALD BUTTS – Dalton McGuinty’s architect of the Ontario Green Energy Act – $54B to build monstrosity windmills only to have the ‘green electricity’ generated at night (when it is least needed) and thus literally given away to New York or Michigan while charging Ontario residents and businesses the highest hydro rates on the continent.
commented 2015-05-13 12:32:45 -0400
Who in their right mind would put this senseless unexperienced twit in charge of the Economics of their lives, Business, jobs, pensions? Trudeau and Gerald Butts – look up this Butts character take a look at his track record!
Trudeau advisor Gerald Butts’ “green” energy policies cost Ontario 300,000 jobs — admits liberal think tank…/trudeau-advisor-gerald…/
commented 2015-05-13 12:30:13 -0400
In liberal speak, no answer = higher taxes. Been this way for decades. Vote troodo and get your your pay check pulverized again – PIG Wynne has taken more, why not troodo, right?

Troodo isn’t that stupid – he knows he’s in for a massive beating in October at the hands of Conservatives.
commented 2015-05-13 12:14:04 -0400
2$ Bn is just a rounding error for the Libs – but why does Robert Fife answer his own question to M. Trouduh?
commented 2015-05-13 12:11:13 -0400
Budgets-schmudgets! Don’t they just balance themselves?
commented 2015-05-13 11:42:00 -0400
Here’s the Liberal’s plan Raise income taxes on all Canadian’s who make over $200-K
Cut the defence budget by cancelling the replacements of the navies two supply ships cancel the procurement of the 2 ice breakers cancel the mid life upgrades to the city class ships, cancel the new helicopter cancel the CF-35 downgrade our space program sell the CF-117 globe masters. Thinking about the new NDP government stopping the tar sands he can cancel the building of pipelines. There you go problem solved financed for 4 years God help us.