MP Arnold Viersen
Ottawa, ON — The Liberals are borrowing and spending tens of billions of taxpayer dollars, and to pay the bill, they are raising taxes on families, workers and job-creating businesses, says MP Arnold Viersen, Deputy Critic for Rural Affairs. The reckless Liberal plan simply grows the size of government and does nothing to actually create jobs or help rural Canada.
“When it comes to spending taxpayer money, the Liberals just can’t help themselves,” said Viersen.
“Canadians should be concerned that the Liberals are failing to do what is necessary to encourage the private sector to invest in our economy and create well-paying, high-quality jobs.”
On Tuesday, March 22nd, the Liberals introduced their 2016 federal budget. The Budget confirms that the Liberals are raising taxes on families, youth and small businesses. Despite spending nearly $30 billion in borrowed money, the Liberal budget has no clear plan to help get unemployed Canadians back to work.
“At a time when Albertans are being laid off, Liberals are raising taxes on businesses, and driving jobs and investment away. Businesses will not invest in the Canadian economy if they do not know the cost of doing business.”
More than 100,000 Canadians from across the country are out of work in the oil and gas industry alone. Canada`s unemployment rate has increased for three consecutive months, despite the Liberal Government spending billions of dollars during the same time period.
“The Conservatives left the Liberal Government with a $3 billion surplus, and we focused on keeping taxes low and supporting policies that helped create more than a million jobs. Conservatives know the recipe for job creation and economic growth: low taxes, free trade and spending taxpayer money responsibly.”