This is now very little ability to disagree with the Left in Federal Politics Posted June 18 · Report reply 1 hour ago, Argus said: This is the kind of smarmy dishonesty I've come to expect..... .... unlike Harper, who faced the worst recession in generations. Complaining about him running up a deficit then, at the shrill insistence by all opposition parties, is flatly dishonest. The "worst recession in generations", or the "Global Financial Crisis" happened in 2008-09. Harper was in power from 2006 to 2015, where he ran a deficit every single year. Thank you for showing an example of swarmy dishonesty.