Somebody remind me again, who is running the federal government, Conservatives or Liberals?
I have to ask because today's budget sure looks like something the Liberals or maybe even the NDP could have concocted.
Yes, there were some targeted tax cuts for families and a few tax changes to help business, but overall this budget was all about one thing: SPENDING.
Conservatives were supposed to CUT spending; not increase it.
You can see the NCC news release on the budget here.
But what really gets me about today's budget speech is Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's comment about providing more funding to the Canada Revenue Agency to ensure "every company pays its fair share of tax."
Since when do Conservatives want to increase the government's efficiency when it comes to collecting taxes?
They have a $13 billion surplus for Pete's sake, isn't that enough?!
Talk about greedy.
Maybe it's time the Tories forgot about the politics and re-focused on the ideology.
They certainly need a refresher course in Conservatism 101.
Financial Post editor Terence Corcoran has more.