Opening soon at the megaplex: Brewster’s Billions, in which a down-on-his-luck finance minister inherits the opportunity to ransack the federal treasury for upwards of $40-billion – but there’s a catch! He has to spend it all by Jan. 27!!
And he’s apparently not allowed to cut anything for some reason!!!!!!!
From CP: Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says the government is not looking to cut spending as it prepares to table its budget later this month. “This is not a cutting exercise. We are in extraordinary times. It calls for some extraordinary thinking,” Flaherty said in Victoria on Monday. “The deficit will be substantial.”