jmt18325 said:DND returned $2B to the government last year.
Good2Golf said:Interesting. Do you have an open source reference to support your assertion?
jmt18325 said:The federal government sat on close to $9.5 billion in approved expenditures last fiscal year, including $2 billion in unspent funding for the Department of National Defence, as it tried to balance the books during an election year.
They use mathemagics...Good2Golf said:Interesting. I was thinking more like "official open source data", not "because someone (press notwithstanding) said."
Not sure where Messieurs Fekete and Berthaume got their figures, but I see $1.4B...$1.406.162.546.00 to be exact.
FY2014/2015 Vote 5 Capital Expenditures Main Estimate - DND: $4,722,631,021. ( http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/hgw-cgf/finances/pgs-pdg/gepme-pdgbpd/20152016/me-bpd02-eng.asp#toc7-76 )
FY2014/2015 Vote 5 Capital Expenditures Main Estimate - DND: $3,316,468,475. ( http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/hgw-cgf/finances/pgs-pdg/gepme-pdgbpd/20162017/me-bpd02-eng.asp#toc7-76 )
$4,722,631,021 - $3,316,468,475 = $1,406,162,546.
Perhaps the media uses different math? ???
PuckChaser said:Moving the money just admits they can't fix the procurement system. We could use it now if they had an idea of how to fix the system.
jmt18325 said:Whether it was $1.4 or 2B is sort of irrelevant to the actual point of why the money should be moved.
jmt18325 said:I mean, the Conservatives did the exact same thing the last two years in a row for the same reason. You either have to applaud it, or speak against it in both cases.
Bird_Gunner45 said:so they can't then say "well the conservatives did it".
jmt18325 said:They can when the Conservatives were right to do it.
You don't get to say "but these guys did it" when you run a campaign on "real change" and pledging to be totally different.jmt18325 said:I mean, the Conservatives did the exact same thing the last two years in a row for the same reason. You either have to applaud it, or speak against it in both cases.
PuckChaser said:You don't get to say "but these guys did it" when you run a campaign on "real change" and pledging to be totally different.
Or vice versa ...Chris Pook said:It is difficult to find anybody that voted LPC that would admit to the CPC having done anything correct while in power.
FTFY -- well put!Chris Pook said:It is easier to have an honest conversation if one can accept that honourable people on all sides act according to their beliefs and with the best of intentions.
milnews.ca said:Or vice versa ...FTFY -- well put!