Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Garth Turner Gives it to us Straight

He's quitting politics again. I have issues with the guy, but I can't argue with his parting statement:

To date, no party or leader has treated you honestly to an explanation of what a $56 billion deficit or $600 billion debt mean for your family or your finances. Suggesting there’ll be no tax hikes, spending cuts or mortgage increases is akin to Stephen Harper telling us one year ago Canada was immune to recession and our budget would stay balanced. It’s crap. But apparently crap that people like hearing.