The blog post where I sound like a conservative
A lot of people, Liberals and non-Liberals, are bashing the budget for having essentially "nothing" in it. It seems a hobby today for Liberals to self-immolate over Dion's decision to support the budget. Of course when people say there is nothing in a budget they mean no new, big, suprising, expensive announcements. Because budgets, of course, still have everything from pretty much every past budget in them (except for green auto rebates and a certain foundation).
It seems we have become so used to prosperity and big announcement budgets (damn, I'm sounding like Andrew Coyne here) that we forget there was a time when governments had to decide what spending to cut in budgets. So it is very much not true that this budget had nothing. There is some important new spending in this budget. Hundreds of millions of dollars for students and the auto industry. That is not nothing. Tax-sheltered capital gains (I'm not saying that's a good thing). You might not like the budget, or what the government is spending money on, but it is not the government's job to surprise Canadians with new extravagant spending in every budget.
/end conservative rambling