Why let the truth get in the way of a good campaign ploy?
The B.C. Liberals have a launched a clever — although not completely accurate — 'Spend-o-Meter' which tallies how much the NDP campaign promises will cost taxpayers.
In a press release accompanying the launch of the campaign gimmick, Finance Minister Mike de Jong said the NDP are "speeding towards a fiscal cliff."
"One week into the campaign and all we've seen from Adrian Dix is how fast he can spend your money," de Jong said.
"And while the money is being spent very quickly, the NDP refuse to say how they'll pay for it all or even provide any details. They think it's their money, when it's really taxpayers' money."
De Jong's statement, however, is a peculiar one: On April 12, the NDP released their fiscal plan explaining how they would raise $2 billion over 3 years in government revenues and, since then, have meticulously costed all theirRead More »from B.C. Liberals launch ‘Spend-o-Meter’ to tally cost of NDP campaign promises