...Speaking to British Columbians like adults.
British Columbia NDP Leader Adrian Dix said that while it's necessary for the government to balance budgets over the business cycle, it's pointless to have a balanced budget law that's regularly ignored.
He made the comment during an exchange with reporters following his speech to the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Victoria.
"[I] think we should actually balance the budget, and not do what the Liberal government does, which is have a law but not balance the budget," he said.....
...Finance Minister Mike de Jong said he's concerned that one of Dix's first political promises involves getting rid of a law that seeks to keep the province's finances in line.
"It's troubling," said de Jong.
"Even before being in a position to potentially govern, Mr. Dix and the NDP are saying those rudimentary rules of not spending more than you take in shouldn't apply to an NDP government."...
So, I guess what you are really saying is that we should actually haul you and yours off to the hoosgow, toute de cookie recipe sweet.
Because, after all, you and yours have been breaking....errrr...making 'exceptions' to that law, repeatedly, for years now.
Please note: The CBC's conflictyer legislative reporter, Mr. Stephen Smart has a report that Mr. Dix is on the the 'hotseat' for his comments given Mr. de Jong's response (who actually frames it by indicating that 'municipal' politicians must balance their budgets)....it is currently running in heavy rotation on the MoCo (and is NOT given any of the context that Mr. Smart attempted to give Stephen Quinn when he was interviewed by the latter)....Sheesh.