The NDP’s broken promises continue as budget forecasts $261 million deficit
HALIFAX, NS – The NDP’s latest fiscal update contains two expensive broken promises and a quarter-billion dollars of extra debt.
“We are all paying $430 dollars more per person in higher HST, with real cuts to hospitals and classrooms, and the NDP still can’t make ends meet,” said Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie.
Today’s budget forecast is the latest to contain two broken promises: higher HST and more deficit budgets. The NDP promised Nova Scotians that they would balance the budget and not raise taxes.
Earlier this year, the Auditor General questioned the ethics of deficits, indicating that money borrowed today must eventually be paid by our children. The NDP may boast of beating their own budget target, but Baillie noted today Nova Scotia went another quarter-billion dollars in debt.
“This government should present a balanced budget to the House of Assembly next month,” said Baillie. “It would be the ethical thing to do, for today and the next generation.”
A Progressive Conservative government would balance the budget immediately to stop the growth of our debt. Baillie has previously identified the oversized healthcare bureaucracy, the $200 million jobsHere program and the job-killing First Contract Arbitration law as areas to target.