Tomorrow is budget day in Ottawa. I can sum up what I think is going to be in the Liberal budget in two words: Tax and Spend.
Some liberals and progressives may think that’s an unfair characterization of Liberal policies, but Justin Trudeau and company actually embrace that ethos.
Remember, Justin was elected on a promise of running three small deficits over three years, a promise which they’ve already indicated they’ll break by increasing the deficits.
That’s bad enough but I’m concerned that Trudeau’s ideological worldview will cause the Liberals to enact policies that generally kill the very things that reward risk and make starting small companies possible.
And I worry that Trudeau is going to use the tax system to punish success.
We expect plenty of spending in the budget especially on things Trudeau calls “infrastructure” which I’ve long maintained will actually be social spending that he wants to do on social programs that require constant funding, year after year.
Why do I think that? Because I’ve seen a pattern.
I’ll be in the budget lock-up all day tomorrow and will give you a full report of what I hear.