Conservative slams Harper’s new child care benefit as vote-buying

As we have said several times on this website, the Harper Conservatives do not represent all Conservatives, and more and more it seems, increasingly fewer Conservatives.

“There was a time when Conservatives would scoff at — or at least be embarrassed by — such huge expenditures, especially ones linked to the welfare state. But I truthfully can’t remember when that might have been. After seven consecutive deficit budgets, adding over $200 billion to the national debt — including the single largest deficit in Canadian history — it’s clear that this Conservative government is not too embarrassed to spend taxpayers’ dollars in large quantities.”

Rathgeber’s view of the new child care benefit

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