Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Why did you vote Tory, again?

Lorne Gunter:

The 2011-12 budget, reintroduced Monday by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, is clearly an elegant palace constructed on sand. There is almost no chance Ottawa will reach its optimistic projection of balancing the budget by 2014-15 unless the new Tory majority government gets much more serious about cutting spending than it demonstrated Monday.

If they're only going to rule like Liberals, we might as well stop voting for them. It will hurt in the short term, but in the long term, these elites must get the message that they cannot screw over their base.

You do have another choice on Election Day: just hand in a blank ballot. Don't reward politicians who screw you over. Have a little self-respect.