April 15, 2016

Notley NDP Budget highlights: “Green schemes” and “gifts for union pals”, massive debt for everyone else

Rebel Staff
 

The NDP announced their budget and it’s poised to plunge Alberta into the kind of massive debt our hardworking grandkids not yet born will have to work a lifetime to pay off. 

The budget is called the Alberta Jobs Plan, which is ironic given that the NDP just had to cancel a job creation strategy they announced in their last budget because they couldn't get it off the ground.

Here are a few points from the budget:

● The budget breaks the NDP’s legal borrowing limit, blowing through their own debt ceiling - they actually have to change their own law to be able to spend more;

● $6.5 billion in new government spending over three years - a full 13% increase. That’s not the restraint and frugality Premier Notley promised us in her fancy $90,000 infomercial;

● $14 billion consolidated deficit. That means they are spending $14 billion they don't have, kicking the debt ball down the road to future generations;

● $58 billion in total government debt by 2019, meaning $2 billion in annual interest payments and debt servicing costs by 2019;

● A new $9.6 billion carbon tax, with more than three quarters going to new government spending; they're going to waste the carbon tax money on pet green energy projects as quickly as you can pay it;

● This carbon tax hits the typical Alberta family earning more than $50,000 with at least a $1,000 hike in annual taxes and costs; and

● The NDP aren't even predicting to bring the budget back into balance until 2024. Good thing they’ll be gone by 2019.

I was at the Legislature for the budget announcement, much to the chagrin and dismay of the NDP, I suspect. I spoke to Paige MacPherson of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Amber Ruddy of the Canadian Federation Of Independent Business and Derek Fildebrandt, the Wildrose Shadow Minister of Finance.

Watch my video to see their comments on the budget and what the practical implications are for Alberta families. This latest NDP budget showed their commitment to increasing spending to the public sector when families can afford it the least. Many families in the private sector are taking pay cuts.

We just can't afford to pay more to a government who will spend it on their friends and green schemes.

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commented 2016-04-17 00:24:25 -0400
First move after the NDP are defeated in 2019 is to immediately decertify the party. Mandate socialism and its practice sedition. If there is a Charter challenge, evoke the Notwithstanding Clause. Where the Charter protects socialists and their fellow travellers, use the Notwithstanding Clause with considerable volume and at every single occasion. This will set the stage for Alberta sovereignty.
commented 2016-04-16 19:09:10 -0400
too bad that the ‘green’ schemes budget is SOOOOO anti-chlorophyl
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commented 2016-04-15 21:57:10 -0400
This is a loot and new hire budget so that Nutley and the NDP will richly self finance at the next election courtesy of taxpayer sweated government payrolls.
commented 2016-04-15 19:23:39 -0400
Llyoyd, so true and I’m sure the people of Manitoba have learned a lesson. I look forward to hearing that The League of Disaster has been thrown out on the 19th. Then Manitoba can start to rebuild. I fear though what will be left for us to rebuild after “It” is done here.
commented 2016-04-15 19:11:46 -0400
DAVE GROHN commented seconds ago
we are doomed. this is what the Alberta population wants though. fine, then die already.

- not if someone blows Notley’s fucking head off!!!
commented 2016-04-15 19:09:59 -0400
we are doomed. this is what the Alberta population wants though. fine, then die already.
commented 2016-04-15 19:04:56 -0400
P g
I think Manitoba has learned a lesson, we’ll see on the 19th

2 BILLON. 2019. Minimal credit card payments
You people that voted these heathens in might just as well have shoveled your own grand kids into NIMRODS furnace with your own hands
commented 2016-04-15 18:55:52 -0400
Good sleuthing SHEILA
My own personal private and not so private detective
commented 2016-04-15 18:51:37 -0400
I watched this unfold yesterday. I don’t know which was more distubing and surreal. What was being dribbled out of Ceci or the robotic on cue clapping from the league of disaster beside and behind him. It was truly troubling to witness. Today with no surprise Alberta gets another credit rating downgrade. This is no longer about oil and hasn;t been for some time now. The damage caused by these horrid individuals in less than one year make the mind swim. They need to be stopped legally from the harm they committing. Let this be a lesson to all of Canada to never again allow this disgusting and insane cult into power!
commented 2016-04-15 18:51:11 -0400
DEBORAH
I have a feeling they will then borrow from an enemy tyrant nation, at that point we will have to give up some part of our sovereignty—- natural resources, energy resources, -- oh the irony
I do not trust those RAT BASTARDS
commented 2016-04-15 18:25:05 -0400
Deborah said, " … you know the ones that pay your wage, and all those of any government position, you will be forced to cut the public sector … "

This addresses my point with socialists. I don’t think they have figured out that private sector tax money is absolutely required to sustain their taxes. From all that I see about socialists, they seem to believe that everyone can work for the government and the taxes from those public sector workers will pay for their wages and all the other spending the government wants to do. Math is not a socialists’ strong suit.
commented 2016-04-15 17:57:36 -0400
And Rachel, once you’ve driven all the private industry taxpayers away, you know the ones that pay your wage, and all those of any government position, you will be forced to cut the public sector, because you won’t be able to borrow a dime, due to the bad credit rating that you are sticking AB with. Shame on you Rachel Notely, the communist fool of AB.
commented 2016-04-15 17:54:42 -0400
I look forward to the next election, when we can kick these laughing jackasses to the curb. It’s sickening to watch how much Rachel and her commie clowns laugh at the destruction of our society. Rest assured, that payback is coming!
commented 2016-04-15 17:51:10 -0400
Government debt is never a good idea. The pointing to the amount of the interest payment/year should be all it takes to show why Ralph eliminated the debt!
NDP = Stupid.

Alberta why are we digging this never ending debt pit again?!! Its a noose around our necks!