Will We Finally See Smaller Goverment?
Let's hope so. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty in Budget 2011 2.0 has indicated there will be spending cuts. Where will the government make their cuts. They have promised to balance the budget by 2014-2015.
No details have been give as of yet but apparently they are about to do a comprehensive review of spending to find at least $4 billion a year. Programs will probably be slashed and the public service reduced.
Right away the $2 voter subsidy will be phased out finally.
It's a good start and I'm glad the Conservatives have finally indicated the size of government will be reduced and taxpayers dollars will be saved. I just pray they follow through.
They could start by cutting funding the arts special interest groups, get rid of the CHRC, privatize the CBC, VIA Rail, eliminate the equalization program and get rid of those pesky regional development agencies as well.
Let's keep their feet to the fire to make sure they do what they say.