There are conjuring acts and then there are just plain scams. However this is Shifty Steve at his finest and his worst.
The Harper government has claimed a surplus of over a billion dollars, breaking a string of six consecutive deficit budgets.
Interesting. We have deficit upon deficit during years of economic growth but a surplus magically appears when the country slides into recession and world oil prices fall into the crapper. That doesn't seem intuitive, does it?
Of course one way for the Harper alchemists to turn lead into gold is to slash spending such as the billion dollars they trimmed out of veterans' pockets or the funding for kiddie porn investigations that the RCMP obediently refunded to the federal treasury, things like that. And like any street hustler that's exactly what Shifty has done.
Responsible governance doesn't screw veterans and kiddie porn victims when times are tough. Decent, moral people don't try to extract political advantage out of those veterans and victims either. No, that's the stuff of indecent, amoral people like our prime minister.
Once again the country and the Canadian people are being shamelessly abused to suit the political agenda of a despicable, loathsome creep.