David Akin: Tories hand out $75 billion worth of spending restraint
Actually, I think it was more like "Tories hand out $75 billion worth of spending gun to their heads" but I get Akin's point. He doesn't like the deficit part of the last budget. As far as I can tell, he NEVER liked it, and as such, I can't fault him for writing about it in this way.
Come to think of it, I don't much like the deficit part of that budget either, but I understand it. I understand that had the Conservatives not done what they did, we would be living under a Liberal-NDP-Bloc coalition that would give more money to Quebec, more money to all their favourite special interest groups, and an even worse deficit for Canada.
I like it better this way... call me crazy. I would have preferred if the Conservatives had done a bunch of tax cuts for stimulus, but limited time infrastructure spending is the next best thing.