Remember how we all cringed back in December when the Stephane Dion-led Socialist-Separatist Coalition talked about racking up an insane $30 billion deficit?
Fortunately, of course, the Conservatives managed to maintain their grip on power, meaning the deficit ended up being a more manageable $20 billion ... oops no it was actually $30 billion ... sorry make that $50 billion ....wait, the figure is really $56 billion ...at last count.
And here's more good news.
Canada's Finance Minister, Jim "The Drunken Sailor" Flaherty, has promised to balance the budget "roughly around the time Mankind starts to colonize Mars."
How will the budget get balanced?
Well, both the Liberals and Conservatives agree the deficit will just "magically disappear somehow."
Me I don't believe it.
I think the deficit will keep getting bigger and bigger and stronger and stronger, until one day it will break free of its chains and escape.
Then, after a murderous rampage through city streets, the deficit will climb atop the CN Tower, where it will be shot down by fighter planes.
Hey, if politicians can fantasize about how they will kill the deficit, why can't I?