Conservative Platform

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Re: Conservative Platform

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rustled wrote:Blessed is he who expecteth little, for he shall not be disappointed?

This Conservative platform fits the bill for me. They are obviously far more committed than other parties to balancing the budget as quickly as possible, which is what our household and the family businesses have always had to do to make sure there was money for future maintenance, growth and improvements.

My family has always understood there is no money tree. My family has always understood blowing up our debt during relatively good economic times is worse than irresponsible because it means there's nothing extra when we need it, and paying interest is seldom the best use of our resources.

My family has always understood budgets do NOT balance themselves, and I would like to see all parties support the initiatives on page 89 to prevent future governments from blowing up the deficit.


I'm guessing you must be feeling particularly blessed with this platform.

The family budget is an interesting way to look at it. So, this family was running a deficit of 70.5 billion back in 2015, but that doesn't count because that was before Justin Trudeau took office. The deficit for this year is projected to be around 19.8 billion, with a 3 billion dollar risk adjustment. (That's 50 billion dollars less than 2015, but again that doesn't count cause Justin wasn't the Prime Minister.)

The family budget seems to be heading in the right direction and I'm seeing this rather bizarre approach whereby the family is now going to cut revenues, in a massive sort of way, and then cut spending on infrastructure and operations. Increasing the deficit, rather significantly short term, with the idea that somewhere along the way there will be a windfall. I don't know, I can't wrap my head around what that looks like?

I guess I could just trust the conservatives - which if it wasn't for their dismal track record on managing finances might be an option.

There's just so much in there that looks suspect in the new savings and revenue measures.

Cut corporate welfare - 6 billion over 5 years. What is corporate welfare? - [something]

Other operating expenses reduction - 14.8 billion over 5 years. What are operating expense reductions? -[don't worry about it]

Make Tech Giants pay - 2.5 billion over 5 years. What is make tech giants pay? [An additional tax you're going to pay]

CRA gap and enforcement - 10.9 billion over 5 years. What is CRA gap analysis and enforcement? [something, something with CRA collecting something from someone.]

Seems like an awfully big leap of faith to me.

The balanced budget legislation, yeah, that's fun too. As we've seen in the past, the budgets will have to be balanced from there on forward - until it's not balanced, and then that'll be fine too.
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Just like their leader, their platform just doesn't stand up to close scrutiny. Just bunch of words designed for their party's partisan eyes without any detail because they will do exactly what every CON government like Ontario's will do.....cut taxes and cut social programs....and of course botch the economy to boot.
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floppi wrote:Just like their leader, their platform just doesn't stand up to close scrutiny. Just bunch of words designed for their party's partisan eyes without any detail because they will do exactly what every CON government like Ontario's will do.....cut taxes and cut social programs....and of course botch the economy to boot.


It's actually very calculated. Well, the language is, not so much the numbers.

It touches all the hot buttons and says just enough to encourage people to conjure up their own happy ending. It's really geared towards people that don't understand the federal/provincial divisions of power and don't realize what a federal gov't can and can't do for them. The conservatives deserve to lose this election, more so than any other party. I'm not a hater of conservatives, matter of fact a few of my closest friends really identify with the party, but even they are shaking their heads this time around.

I'm politically non-binary, fluid perhaps and drift all over the spectrum with my vote. This election I've been pushed as far left as I'd ever dare to go.
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This is a novel suggestion, and apparently the Fraser Institute supports it:
The CPC platform, released last Friday just before the Thanksgiving weekend, proposes tax cuts on top earners and corporations, which would be paid for by determining and eliminating Canada’s two least-essential provinces and or territories.

“We promise to bring an end to this era of Liberal big government, and big Liberal Canada,” pledged Conservative leader Andrew Scheer at a campaign stop in Calgary. “In order for Canada to stay competitive, we simply cannot afford all of these wasteful boutique provinces.”

Scheer proposes cuts

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