For those of you who don’t know, retired Harper Cabinet minister Stockwell Day now has two jobs: political “counseling” and journalism. Mr. Day has taken a position as occasional contributing columnist to CBC. This is presumably yet more evidence of the far-left agenda in our national media.
Today, Mr. Day has published a half-baked column filled with some extraordinary untruths. By untruths, I don’t just mean ideological statements that I don’t agree with. I just mean some incredibly obvious, basic, errors that someone with a course or two in economics really I don’t think would make. Which is where it gets kind of disturbing. We don’t have many retired Cabinet ministers kicking around, so it’s tough to generalize, but if this is the intellectual calibre of the people running our country, I don’t mind telling you, it’s a little bit worrying.
The main complaint from Day — and this is the hypocrite part — is that Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau both support fiscal policies which would keep their countries mired in budget deficits. Uh, hello? You know what party you were in, right? You remember the budgets you voted for? Or maybe you just slept through all those votes. The hypocrisy is extraordinary here. Our right-wing budget deficits are necessary responsible investments. Their left-wing budget deficits are unsustainable giveaways. I agree with Day that budget deficits are a problem. I’m just not sure he agrees with himself.
But, as I say, my concern is not with political grandstanding or ideology. It’s with things like this:Tweet