Soulforger wrote:Machiaveli wrote:This is totally not what I was expecting. I'm happy because I thought we would have seen dramatic reforms, but I'm disappointed: it's neither fiscally conservative enough for my taste nor does it have any bearing of a ''smart'' government.
I'm curious to see what kind of impact the duty reform will have on prices in Canada.
I will continue to be disappointed by the budget as long as we have deficits. We don't need to run a deficit but it seems that our Government still wants to pay for pet projects while so many other things need done.
I hope we do open up our border more with the USA. Lower prices will help all Canadians and also follows Harper's ideal of free trade (of which I applaud him for).ChangingColours wrote:Boomers should not be exempt to the OAS slash.
I also find this issue to be one that should not be ignored. The vast majority of our debt has been wrung up during and since the boomers. It still stuns me that the generation gap is so big that the youth of Canada and new citizens will be paying for their failed ideals. This is even more emphasized when I see protests due to the increased cost of tuition, rent, food and utilities such as gas...
There must be a way where boomers can help more to pay down the massive debt that we have accumulated. I watched a discussion yesterday on CBC where one of the panel said our deficit and debt can grow comfortably.
Only in their Keynsian logic could that be a good idea. Unfortunately their presumption that debt and deficit can keep growing assumes we grow at a comfortable GDP with no recessions for the next 100 years. We have been lucky lately that we have been having population growth due to immigration; but as soon as we turn the corner like Greece or Japan and have a stagnant population growth we are screwed.