Count Ignatieff gaffes nicely for us this fine Tuesday morning. He promises "a million billion dollars" for students "without raising taxes," in this video. (that's 1000 trillion dollars by North American convention)
This video makes an important point. The Coalition Parties can make all the crazy promises they want. None of them will get a majority on their own. They will never have to live up to their individual campaign promises. They will never have to live up to their collective promises either, because a Coalition will negate the entire campaign of each participant.
You could just imagine the press conference: "Well we had to give up on the million billion dollars and raise taxes because Finance Minister Layton made it a Coalition condition." They can literally promise the moon because they will never have to give it to you.
The only real promises are Conservative ones. You can count on the Count's hidden agenda to raise the GST and impose a Carbon Tax. They all want it, but they won't say it.
I'm sure it was a mistake. It's what Iggy does best after all and wild promises are the Liberal domain.
Stephen Harper was the one who lowered the GST, not the Liberals like they promised. Stephen Harper led us through the Great Recession while saving us each thousands of dollars. Go ahead, figure out how much the GST cut saved you since it came about. Thousands of dollars each! Real ones. Money that is in your pocket today. Its not some promise that will never actually happen. Conservative promises are right there in your life all around you.