Review of cost analysis of EI reform could set the stage for a fall election
Liberals have stroked the potential trigger of a fall election by asking Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page to examine what they say is an inflated Conservative cost analysis of their plan to revamp employment insurance.
Let's get this straight. It's now "stroking" to try and cut through the partisan spin and get something objective on the table. What's the alternative for the Liberals? Oh, let's just leave the bloated Con pricetag in the public realm, so we look fiscally irresponsible. Maybe, and I know it's hard, the media could REMEMBER why we're here. The Conservatives, and this has already been verified, or could be with a LITTLE journalism, have purposely "toyed" with the Liberal proposal. That's a fact, which isn't partisan and that's why the Liberals are confident turning this over to Page. How is trying to get a sound factual basis electioneering?
Seems to me, it's our media that is obsessed with an election. In fact, I'm willing to bet it all that they spend far more time entertaining and discussing the timing than the parties they routinely accuse of forever posturing. It's amazing to see a simple accounting request "spun" into a overt saber rattling affair.