In the last federal budget, the Conservative government said program expenses were forecast to drop to 12.9 per cent of gross domestic product in 2015-16 from 15.1 per cent in 2010-11, held up as evidence of its tight fiscal management.
However, in order to increase program spending as planned while lowering its percentage of GDP, the economy will have to grow in the next four years from about $1.2 trillion to $2 trillion, a massive - and, frankly, unbelievable - annual growth of 13.5 per cent."
Oh Canada. (via jakke)
You know, I tend to be a bit of an ideological (or maybe naive) soul about the concept “lying politicians” - I don’t think most of them lie, I think a lot of them make promises that they think they can keep at the time, and then when they are actually voted in, the cold hard chill of reality sets in, and they can only do say 10% of what they promised. This is clearly not the case here.
STUFF LIKE THIS HARSHES MY ROSE-COLOURED GLASSES BUZZ, GUYS.