The annual federal budget in previous years has had bland, generic corp- gov-speak titles applied to their card stock-bound covers. In 2006, scoring another shot at Paul Martin post-election and seeking to underscore their main election theme (those 5 priorities), the Conservatives named the budget (drumroll) “Focusing on Priorities” and in 2007 the budget plan was titled “A stronger, safer, better Canada“, which the Liberals promptly paraphrased in their messaging by labeling their campaign “a richer, fairer, greener Canada.” In 2008, the budget was called “Responsible Leadership“.
With President Obama plunging the US deficit into the range of a trillion dollars, and Canada being dragged along the same path by the elephant projecting a 64 billion deficit over two years, what should we name this budget? Here are a few proposals:
- Yes We Can (Too)
- Welcome to the economic Obamalypse
- For God’s sake, give us a majority already
- Canada’s doomed, we couldn’t even cut $1.95
- Turning the corner… into your livingroom
- Stimulate this
- If you think this is budget’s bad, imagine a Liberal-NDP one
Post yours in the comments.