No, they’re not. They suck, in fact. In the book-to-come, I discuss how progressives have let conservatives get away with claiming they’re better at managing dollars. Among other things, progressives need to tell that story, over and over.
UPDATE: Here’s a tweaked graphic, sent along by FB friend Carolyn Weatherson. And one commenter, Joseph Angolano, writes: “The Canadian numbers add up to the same conclusion. Flaherty was the first Con Finance Minister to post a balanced budget since 1912. He then promptly started posting deficits since. Moreover, Canada maintained its AAA rating until Mulroney came to power. Conservatives suck with finances. Always have, always will.”
Anyone want to take stab at an all-Canadian version of this?
UPDATED: From sharp-eyed commenter Jennifer Smith: