OTTAWA — The government will use a surplus of $13.2 billion to pay down the federal debt while at the same time making $1 billion in spending cuts over the next two years. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Treasury Board President John Baird released the numbers Monday afternoon and said they have eliminated “wasteful and ineffective programs.”… Other programs and departments that were targeted include: Status of Women Canada, the Visitor Rebate Program, the Court Challenges Program, and the Youth International Internship Program. (Source)
“Wasteful and ineffective programs”. I like that Johnny. I like it alot.
You know, here I was running as Independent in Ottawa West Nepean, fearing that John Baird would be a nightmare for social conservatives, and look what happens?
He turns out to be the main player in advancing the social conservative cause by dismantling the pillars of social liberalism!
Is it me or does anyone else see the irony in all of this? If John Baird is the kind of liberal who doesn’t care what he slashes as long as he does slash, he can be sure we’ll be suggesting many other targets for him.