A little blast from the past — specifically, October 7, 2008.
Of course, the fact of the matter is that the government was already running significant operating deficits at that time and, I could be mistaken on this, but I believe in August the shortfall was $6 billion for that month alone, with a projected cumulative deficit of… does anybody know? As of today, I mean. $50 billion… $75 billion. I know it started at $33.7 billion (I love that point seven — it was a delightful flourish that made it sound so accurately precise) but where the heck is it at now? Maybe the Conservatives’ spanky, heavily-advertised “Action Plan” website should have a real-time debt clock running on it.
Also note the little slogan behind Harper in one of the speeches featured here: “Leadership. Certainty.” Almost too funny for words considering the events of the last year following the needless election he called purposefully attempting to avoid the impending economic crash (that he denied existed up until the reality of its recessionary effects smacked him upside the head).