Masters of Economics? Do the Conservative's cranky core supporters
share their leaders' aversion to facts? How else can one explain their
belief that the Harper group are Canada's best economic managers?
Budget surpluses under Liberal governments
of Jean Chretien and Paul Martin: 11 (consecutive)
Budget surplus inherited by the Harper government
in 2006: $13 billion
Budget surplus on hand prior to 2008 recession: $0
Budget surpluses realized by the Harper government to date: 0
Deficit budgets of the Harper government: 7 (consecutive)
Size of Canada's national debt inherited by the Conservatives
in 2006: $481 billion dollars
Current size of Canada's national debt: $680 billion dollars
Growth of the national debt under the Harper government: 30%
Current growth rate of Canada's national debt per day: $74.6 million
Current growth rate of Canada's national debt per second: $863
... from your elected job
at the House of Commons
Don't you care at all?
|"... not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted!"|
.. that's how often the Conservatives shut down debates since the 2011 election. That's 25 times a year, on average.
In the last 8 months, Conservative House Leader Peter Van Loan has already cut off debates 14 times.
Compare that to the three decades BS (that's Before Steve), when fewer than 4 debates were shut down a year, on average.
Conservatives don't play well with others, do they?
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