Okay, I was gonna give the guy the benefit of the doubt, but it's pretty clear that Iggy is on crack.
I know this because apparently Michael Ignatieff (who we still don't yet know how HIS plan to address the growing economic crisis differs from Harper because everything he's been espousing seems to mirror everything Harper and Flaherty are saying, but I digress..) seems to have forgotten a couple of important factors:
a) The federal surplus was generated in part by ripping off Canadians for years by overcharging EI despite Sheila Fraser demanding the Liberals stop doing it
b) Even if Harper hadn't dropped the GST and spent like a drunken sailor in a whore house, we'd STILL be facing a deficit.
Very simply, Jesus Christ himself could have been running the government for the past three years, this economic crisis is unprecedented in my lifetime and, for example, automakers would still need a bailout, we'd still be talking about major infrastructure programs (read: make work) to keep people employed and stop them from drowning in their quagmire's of self-amassed personal debt.
But yes, blame Harper - by all means.
Crack must be cheap these days in Liberal circles, what with deflation and all...