Tuesday, October 12, 2004

DID GOODALE FIND IT IN THE COUCH?

8 billion dollars?!

Are you kidding me?

Where did that come from and why is not being spent on submarines?

I know the Liberals have been low-balling the budget surplus estimate since they ballanced the budget but this is ridiculous. Why even bother?

Expect the provinces to demand some of that money immediately. In fact, expect everyone to be demanding some of that money immediately.

Lets see what Martin does with this.

Update, Next Day, 11:35 a.m.:
Goodale: "Did we say it would be $1.9 billion? Someone transposed those digits, we really meant $9.1 billion. Oops."

Apparently it is required to use any budget surplus to pay down the national debt. Boooooaring.

Update, Thursday, 1:30 a.m.
As usual, Paul Wells provides a reality check and some much needed context to folks like me complaining about the apparently miraculous appearance of $7.2 billion in the government's bank account.

Posted by Matthew @ 9:43 PM