Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The globe is saying there will be 7 billion in cuts to discretionary spending. Given our bloated federal budgets, we need at least twice that amount cut. The Tories increased spending quite a lot in the last 5 years , it's time to all that back. I also would love to see broad based income tax cuts. The only way to prevent government creep is to starve the government of money. Please cut more Tories!!!! Federal budget expected to slash $7-billion from discretionary spending JULIAN BELTRAME Ottawa— The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2012 3:15AM EDT Last updated Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2012 8:14AM EDT 8 comments Email PrintDecrease text sizeIncrease text size The Harper government will chop $7-billion from discretionary spending when the finance minister hands down his budget Thursday, The Canadian Press has learned. That high number will surprise many, including some economists, who had expected that Ottawa’s improving fiscal position would allow the government to keep cutbacks at the low end of the $4-billion to $8-billion range it had previously set.