Jagmeet Singh Not Focused On Balancing Budget

During interview, Singh says “I don’t have a firm line on balanced budgets.”

Echoing Justin Trudeau, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh isn’t showing much interest in balancing the budget.

In an interview with Global News, Singh said, “In difficult economic times, I’m firmly opposed to austerity,” adding “I don’t have a firm line on balanced budgets. I believe that if we are able to, obviously we need to ensure that we have a robust budget that’s balanced, but there’s no way I would ever accept austerity.”

However, the problem with Singh equating balanced budgets with austerity is that running massive deficits causes more and more government spending to be eaten up by debt payments – which ends up leading to even more austerity down the road.

Singh did make one good point in the interview, criticizing the Trudeau government for failing to crack down on offshore tax havens – which costs Canada up to $15 billion per year.

Unfortunately, Singh’s overall plan seems to be to continue Justin Trudeau’s increases to the debt and deficits – except he wants to spend even more than Trudeau is.

Rather than get government spending under control – by reducing the bloated bureaucracy and focusing on core priorities – Singh is promising even more big government and centralization, which will weaken the independence of individuals, families, and local governments.

That’s the last thing Canada needs right now.

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Ontario, You Have To Vote For A Government That Has A Plan To Balance The Budget! Alberta can’t help because of NDP Provincially and Liberals in Ottawa. Ontario Beware of the true boogeymen

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FOCUS on economy… He can’t even campaign in the right riding….

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We did have 10 provinces in Canada, one believes it should rule 9 (Liberals; we are the natural leaders) 3 Territories but only one place seems to almost always rule everything and the rest of us pay for it. Singh is elected in that province also. Years ago I decided that they don’t want to separate they want to rule and I would not vote for anyone from there, those politicians all seem to work for the same elites in that province and seem to want to break Canada all up and they have. So at present we only have… Read more »