Flaherty's comment was a direct reminder to the public that the Liberal Party t balanced their 95 budget by taking 28 billion out of the Military, RCMP and UNDE Union's pension fund, cutting transfer payments to the provinces for things like health care and cutting social programs.
It worked but, hurt a lot of Canadian because in balancing the federal budget they put a large burden on the Provincial budgets who had to raise taxes and or implement user fees for things that had been funded by Federal Taxes before.
Mr. Flaherty's budget may not screw all Canadians, just the select few but by doing it to Veterans and Military he is proving once again that when it comes to saving a buck both the Liberals and the Conservatives have no qualms about going after people who can't defend themselves.
BTW the Conservatives successfully defended the lawsuit against the Federal Gov't by the UNDE with regards to them putting the 28 billion the Liberals stole back in the pension fund, which means that everybody in the Military, RCMP and UNDE will now face larger pension payments to cover the shortfalls of those pension funds.
Well done Mr. Fhaherty.
You've now become my fiscal hero.