Rookie Hudak's Growing Hole

TORONTO, May 28, 2011 /CNW/ - Reckless Rookie PC Tim Hudak has been making more promises to support risky schemes that add up to an $11 billion hole in his platform — a hole that continues to grow daily.

The $11 billion hole in the PC platform is a result of:

  • A reckless $1.5 billion per year promise to eliminate the HST on Hydro and stop paying down the $14 billion in hydro debt he helped create in the last government — (and transferring that debt to taxpayers)

  • A $6.1 billion unfunded promise in unnamed health expenditures (if he can't tell you what he is spending it on — how does he even know what it will cost?)

  • $1.9 billion for education — (but he won't tell you exactly what he's spending it on)

  • $1.5 billion to follow through on the call he made earlier this month to take the HST off gasoline and last night's promise to increase the gas tax to municipalities

  • And he's telling Ontarians he'd still do more — (though we don't know what that "something" is yet)

So far, the only two things Hudak has admitted he would cut to pay for this reckless scheme is to scrap LHINs and the OPA, which, combined, will be worth about $120 million. That leaves almost $10.9 billion to go.

Tim Hudak has not announced how he would make up the shortfall. There are only two possible answers: either he won't do what he says, or he'll make drastic cuts. Given Hudak's past, can Ontarians expect a reckless right wing replay of the Harris years?

Ontarians just don't know. Does Tim?

Tim Hudak clearly has a problem with numbers. Today, he bragged that there were 1500 people at his convention, but the numbers at the door were only 654. Something there just ain't right, either.

Reckless rookie Tim Hudak — he keeps digging a bigger and bigger hole.

SOURCE Ontario Liberal Party

For further information:

Christine McMillan     cmcmillan@ontarioliberal.ca

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