Tuesday, March 20, 2007

NDP Opposition To The Budget

I am reading some criticism of NDP opposition to the budget. This budget is not a disaster (thank God), but the NDP is right to oppose it because it doesn't meet the party's demands for support. First, it keeps giving tax breaks to the oil sands. This is completely stupid as the oil companies are making insane profits (where else but in the oil sector would a profit of over $600 million be considered "disappointing"). Second, the budget falls short on so many traditional NDP demands on things like daycare and the environment, that the party would have no choice but to oppose it. As, I say, this budget is not the worst one I have ever seen, but it definitely is a "Let's Pretend Liberal" one. That is, money tossed around everywhere, except where it is most needed.
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