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Old May 4th, 2011, 09:09 AM   #31
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I think one of the very first places to look to stem bleeding is when every single department dumps the rest of its budget at the end of the fiscal year. Seriously, some departments try to load up on expensive computers just to burn the cash as quickly as possible.
what sort of figures does this represent? Will this balance the budget?



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Old May 4th, 2011, 09:21 AM   #32
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what sort of figures does this represent? Will this balance the budget?
According to Harper it will balance the budget 1yr earlier!
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Old May 4th, 2011, 09:26 AM   #33
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Conservative cost-saving measures will soon be placed in a thread called "Harper's Sins."
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Old May 4th, 2011, 09:30 AM   #34
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A few of them probably rightly so...
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Old May 4th, 2011, 09:40 AM   #35
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I think one of the very first places to look to stem bleeding is when every single department dumps the rest of its budget at the end of the fiscal year. Seriously, some departments try to load up on expensive computers just to burn the cash as quickly as possible.
Yes, this happen everywhere including in business. The problem is how do you deal with it. Much like in the private sector this problem may always exist. This is because strategies created to deal with this has been less than 100% effective, as other problems crop up.

Indiscriminate slashing of budgets and employees are ineffective at dealing with the underlying issues. Such as the problem mentioned above, or over staffing as they hurt departments being ran efficiently or currently understaffed.
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Old May 4th, 2011, 10:07 AM   #36
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Get ready for amateur hour. Now imagine if the NDP and Liberals scored more seats than the Conservatives and this group started to run the country. The 2% of voters who jumped to the Conservatives on the last day deserve our eternal gratitude.
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amateur hour....what a hoot.

Martin built the soundest financial structure in the western world and was lauded by his peers around the world.
Reduced the deficit ( not easily ) and the national debt to the best numbers around.

Harpo expands government beyond belief, floods the Senate with hangers on, over sees corporate welfare to his oil patch buddies, oversees the worst gov deficit ever after cutting the one tax every single economist said he should not and running deep into the red putting the national numbers back 15 years.

Yeah there are indeed amateurs running the country.....called the Cons for good reason. Hell he didn't even see the worst recession in 70 years coming and it was on his doorstep.

That was 2 seats Muloonie was left with after HIS extravaganza..

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MacDoc you are not seeing big picture here. When our Glorious Leader spends recklessly it's OK. He's a professional. As a trained economist any spending by, Our Glorious Leader, will be claimed by his disciples to be, on the basis of his professional training, so it is never amateurish. It may ideologically driven, it may offer poor value, it maybe pork barreling in its finest form but is always professionally spent.
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Old May 4th, 2011, 10:22 AM   #37
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MacDoc you are not seeing big picture here. When our Glorious Leader spends recklessly it's OK. He's a professional. As a trained economist any spending by, Our Glorious Leader, will be claimed by his disciples to be, on the basis of his professional training, so it is never amateurish. It may ideologically driven, it may offer poor value, it maybe pork barreling in its finest form but is always professionally spent.
Amen, Brother BigDL. Hopefully the "tax and spend" folks like Macfury will stop seeing these cuts as "sins", and rather see them as needed cuts to sustain our economy. Imagine, calling expenditures to build bigger and more secure prisons a sin??? He, along with the other "pie in the sky we deserve a social safety net" crowd will soon realize that there is "no free lunch", and survival of the fittest is the order of the day ............... at least for the next four years.

Just think, political stability and economic growth and prosperity for the next 4 1/2 years ............

Gotta love Our Glorious Leader.

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Old May 4th, 2011, 10:25 AM   #38
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what sort of figures does this represent? Will this balance the budget?
No way of knowing without looking at the books… but it's a start. The funny thing about balancing budgets is that it's usually the culmination of many smaller things that help bring about one big change.

What the government needs to learn is that when you control the small things, you won't need to rely on, for example, a big solution (stealing billions from your employees) to balance the books.
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Old May 4th, 2011, 11:10 AM   #40
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Amen, Brother BigDL. Hopefully the "tax and spend" folks like Macfury will stop seeing these cuts as "sins", and rather see them as needed cuts to sustain our economy. Imagine, calling expenditures to build bigger and more secure prisons a sin??? He, along with the other "pie in the sky we deserve a social safety net" crowd will soon realize that there is "no free lunch", and survival of the fittest is the order of the day ............... at least for the next four years.

Just think, political stability and economic growth and prosperity for the next 4 1/2 years ............

Gotta love Our Glorious Leader.

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Right On! Dr.G. It's about time someone took on the Nannies of this country.

I glad you pointed out that Our Glorious Leader is focusing his spending on convicts and if some money falls off the table into the hands of the Private Sector praise be onto the Entrepreneur, so be it.

Money to feed Nanny's cat is such a waste. Cut em back till they really scream then give em enough to shut them up should be about right.
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