Out-of-control Liberal Borrowing Won’t Create Jobs, and Means Higher Taxes: MP McCauley

March 23, 2016

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 Edmonton West MP Kelly McCauley. The reckless Liberal plan simply grows the size of government and will do nothing to actually create jobs.

“When it comes to spending taxpayer money, the Liberals just can’t help themselves,” said MP McCauley. “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 breaking their campaign promise of running an annual deficit of $10 billion, the Liberals are spending nearly $30 billion in borrowed money this year alone, while having no clear plan to help get unemployed Canadians back to work.

More than 100,000 Canadians from across the country are out of work in the oil and gas industry alone. While Alberta is being hit hard by the downturn in the energy sector, the Liberals are refusing to extend employment insurance for Edmontonians.

“Unemployed Albertans will receive an extension in employment insurance under Budget 2016, except for Albertans that live in the City of Edmonton,” said MP McCauley. “This is simply unfair. To this government, a Canadian is a Canadian, is a Canadian, unless you are an out of work Edmontonian.”

“Budget 2016 includes massive amounts of spending, with no plan to grow Canada’s economy. The previous Conservative Government focused on keeping taxes low and supporting policies that helped create more than one million jobs. Conservatives know the recipe for job creation and economic growth: low taxes, free trade and spending taxpayer money responsibly.”