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Jun082017

Twenty Years of Stable Military Funding

My answer to the latest Liberal bafflegab  that they have laid the groundwork to increase our forces, improve equipment and stabilize funding for the next twenty years-is this won’t happen in my lifetime.

Other than the staff in PMO; who believes these numbers? Actually I doubt any of them do either. It is a pretty sorry attempt to convince the public and certainly Donald Trump that we are doing our part.

To believe that this will ever happen you have to believe that Justin and the Liberals will be in power and remain undefeated for the next 20 years. If you believe that you are either incredibly arrogant or living in a fool’s paradise.

You also have to believe that the world won’t change and that  there won’t be other major world issues that occur that would require a shift of that funding to other departments in need.

At the rate that the Liberals are racking up the country’s debt, who really believes that they will be able to afford all of the back ended funding for the military, most of which conveniently occurs after the next federal election. This is nothing more than a cynical attempt to make their pre-election debt numbers look like they are manageable.

The next election will feature lots of new spending commitments across a lot of departments- do we expect this military spending increase to survive the Liberals and their promises, as they try to line up votes just prior to the next election. Wynne in Ontario has shown us just how cynical and free with taxpayer’s money the Liberals can be when getting desperate for votes.

Last but not least, who out there believes that the Liberals will keep this promise? Just look at what happened to one of their scared election planks on democratic reform- nope, this spending plan is dead in the water.

 

 

Reader Comments (2)

if only we had the money to pay for all the pie in the sky promises made by politicians.

June 9, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterold white

While this new spending on the military will raise our percentage of the budget devoted to the military from 6% to 8% by 2025 it won't affect our goal of 2% GDP as agreed to by NATO members in 2014.

Our current military to GDP ratio is $19 billion : $1.7 trillion = 1.11%

Forecasts released by the Liberals earlier this year predict the GDP in 2025 will be $2.85 trillion. So $32 billion : $2.85 trillion = 1.11%

Even by their own numbers the Liberals aren't doing anything to meet our NATO commitments.

June 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChuckT

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