TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2011 /CNW/ - Today PC Leader Tim Hudak showed once
again he doesn't have anything new to say, and has no substance when it
comes to our economy and creating jobs.
Today's talking point is about increased government investments for all
things like hospitals, nurses, schools and stimulus infrastructure
spending to help recover from the recession.
So what would Hudak do? Good question. His platform says he'll spend
just as much, and sometimes he says more.
At the same time, he has a $14 billion hole and is promising cuts, he
just won't say where or how.
What Hudak doesn't understand, or doesn't want to know, is that
government spending went up - federally as well as provincially -
because every level of government was preoccupied with stimulating an
economy that had been battered by a brutal global recession. It was
not only the right thing to do - it worked.
The Conference Board of Canada says stimulus infrastructure investments
created and saved 70,000 jobs.
That's not all. Hudak's own federal leader, Stephen Harper, was
enthusiastically supportive of stimulus spending, as was his
government. Economists felt likewise.
So, when everyone, at every level of government, was working together to
boost our economy, what was Tim Hudak doing? When stimulus programs
were saving all of us from economic ruin, what were Hudak and his cabal
They were voting against stimulus and the jobs that came with it. Tim
Hudak complained it was "too much". They were inserting their
collective heads in the sand, ostrich-like, and pretending that nothing
Government spending went up post-recession, as everyone - from a
Conservative Prime Minister to conservative economists - argued that it
should. But Hudak didn't understand that.
Ontario needs a leader like Dalton McGuinty, who will bring Ontario
forward, together. We don't need Tim Hudak, who wants us to move
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