A monkey could have done a better job

Calgary, Alberta - Tuesday, May 27, 2003 - by: Jason Inness


I cannot understand what makes the media love Paul Martin so much. The only thing on his political resume with any value is the elimination of the deficit. On this file, I believe a monkey could have done a better job!




Paul Martin did not eliminate the deficit by reducing the size of government. The federal government is larger today than it ever has been. In fact, I would argue that he did not eliminate the deficit at all. By reducing transfers to the provinces, Paul Martin forced premiers and provincial finance ministers to make painful cuts to services and raise taxes. These actions taken by the provinces contributed to eliminating the deficit.




Also contributing was the era of relative prosperity we have lived in for the last eight or ten years. This was because of NAFTA, an agreement, I would like to add, that the Liberals promised to re-negotiate.


Like I said, under these conditions, a monkey could have done a better job.

Jason Inness



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