Dear Craig: This is all the Liberals' fault. At least that's what I've heard.
AFTERSNARK (all emphasis added): From this:
Consider this statement by Harper on Oct. 6, just over three months ago:
"I know economists will say well, we could run a small deficit, but the problem is that once you cross that line, as we see in the United States, nothing stops deficits from getting larger and larger and spiralling out of control."
Budget will ensure deficit temporary, Flaherty says
Wow ... from "out of control" to "no problem, we'll have a handle on it" in the space of two and a half months. And you were all worried and everything.