Budget, budget, budget, that's all we are hearing lately. Let's spend like Liberals!
Really, think about it, the opposition has given us the opportunity to spend like crazy and they get to take the blame. If you had 30 billion to spend where should it go? The vault has been opened, and you are going to pay for it one way or another, so go on a spending spree.
Tax cuts should be first on the list and not some wimpy 1% off of the federal tax rate, that will not get maximum impact. What will get maximum impact, is income splitting. The Conservatives can bring in income splitting for everyone and fund the reduced taxes with that 30 billion. Plus, this is not easy to reverse once it is done. This is top of my list.
Infrastructure is a longer term project, but who can say no to better roads and bridges. This is next on my list. Let's spend 30 billion!
Equipment for our troops, and increased ability to monitor and protect our Arctic is my third choice.
Have I spent 30 billion yet? Probably.
Think about winning $1 million in the lottery, could you spend it? Sure, a new house, new boat, and new car would probably do it. Are you happy now? Do you have everything you ever wanted? Are you done demanding anything for the rest of your life? Not likely.
The old basic demand thing keeps getting in our way, you know things like food and clothing. Unlimited wants, limited resources. That's economics in a nutshell. That new computer you bought with your million, after a few years, it's obsolete, and ends up in the garbage. That's another basic economic reality, everything eventually ends up as garbage.
The Conservatives have won the lottery, the coalition has FORCED them into spending, so let's spend wisely. No national daycare allowed, that's an endless money sucking disaster just waiting for the Liberals to happen.
Where else should we spend that 30 billion? Think short term benefits without long term pain. It's our money, so let's maximize the gains and minimize the pain!