Fed­eral Liberals picked wrong time to run deficits

Times Colonist - - Comment -

Re: “Fed­eral Liberals ad­dicted to over­spend­ing,” col­umn, Oct. 27.

I couldn’t agree more with Lawrie McFar­lane’s col­umn about the fed­eral gov­ern­ment’s ad­dic­tion to over­spend­ing.

If we have a deficit of $20 bil­lion when times are good, what will it be like when times aren’t so good? We all know it is cyclic.

When times are good, we need to run sur­pluses and pay down debt, not in­crease spend­ing in the hope it will buy an­other elec­tion vic­tory. Bring back Paul Martin eco­nom­ics.

John Miller Vic­to­ria


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