June 30, 2016

What explains Alberta’s $6.4B deficit? All is going according to Notley’s “big government” plan

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator

Alberta’s deficit has skyrocketed to $6.4 billion this year.

That’s well past the expectations of our perpetually inept social worker turned Finance Minister Joe Ceci. The deficit is actually $334 million worse than predicted in Rachel Notley’s first budget last October. It’s only the end of June.

Notley and Joe Ceci have blamed their mess, the largest provincial deficit in Canada right now, on a bad economy and low oil prices. They fail to blame their own spending and taxing. So let’s fact check that.

What happens when you raise taxes on regular citizens and on job creators? Does it actually increase government revenue or does something else happen?

Let's look at the inverse. Watch my video to find out what happens to the government coffers when governments reduce taxes on job creators and taxpayers.

If Notley were a conservative, a pragmatic centrist or even an NDP’er in the same vein as Roy Romanow, I would say Notley is just a terrible leader. I would say she is unable to make the hard choices that are in the best interest of her province; choices like shuffling Joe Ceci out of Finance and making much needed cuts.

But Notley is none of those things. She’s a socialist or maybe worse, with her Che Guevara watch and her communist principal secretary, Anne McGrath.

Everything Notley is doing is by design. Everything she is doing is according to her plan. And she’s not even trying to hide it.

Big government, for Notley, is the answer to our problems, rather than the problem it really is.

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commented 2016-07-04 06:24:33 -0400
The Provincial Politicians of Alberta always take center stage when the Oil Prices are Sky-rocketing, for they can almost be devoid of scrutiny.

It was amazing how for Decades Social Infrastructure projects and development were mostly eliminated and the existing Social Safety-net and Structure was obliterated. Leaving the interim Political Party to take the blame for nearly half a century of deconstruction. Then, back in looking like heroes again with high Petroleum products Market hyperinflation.

Any Oil Extractor or Oil Industry Facilitator would hunker-down during Low Oil Prices, but recently a 20 Billion Dollar Oilsands facilities Start-up wasn’t given the go ahead because there isn’t the Alberta, Canada bail-out of old. Thank Goodness; living and working in Fort McMurray Alberta Canada, is boom&bust: always has been and always will be, most haven’t been there a third of their life like I have, and another third in Gas Extraction from Rocky Mountain House Alberta; to know sometimes the bailouts were in the Hundreds of Millions, as to not arouse suspicion, and then Billions of Dollars in Taxations Discounts: just remove a few infrastructure fundings and it may not balance the books, but with “privatization” it was a mega- surpluses in Alberta’s Provincial Government Annual Budget.

Deficit disorder and spending is the antecedent action, to decades of improper Governance, sad to see Notley’s scapegoated and death-threats, as her work results won’t start to surface for another three years, as any economist would know.
commented 2016-07-02 12:06:01 -0400
There was no election, it was a cleverly planned coup d’etat to put in a UN friendly, climate change friendly, CARBON TAX friendly, Globalist friendly, Governments of Alberta and Canada into power. The UN Globalists that just happen to own the Main Stream Media along with the CFR and the Central Banksters have inserted themselves into the power structures of North America. We have been told about this and warned but, we stopped being Vigilant, low and behold, now it comes to a very serious struggle to get our country, or beloved Nations back from them.
Junior Trudeau celebrated North America Union on Canada Day Eve – with the three Amigo crooks, how disgusting is that?
commented 2016-07-01 23:04:31 -0400
Peter I agree with your comments, The NDP have been labeled the “destroyers” rightly so…as far as I am concerned the liberals have and will repeatly earn the same namesake in the future.
commented 2016-07-01 16:36:46 -0400
FATAL Rachel.

Lauded and sugar-coated pompous, destructive, contemptuous, unaccountable, cognitively retarded pseudo-gods like her get into positions of power, with the aiding and abetting of the media, preying on the naive, selfish “Casino Vote” mentality of the people. Predatory, self-serving, unscrupulous, deleterious politicians spend most of their time and energy exploiting the apathetic, greedy ego-nature of the populace, through the process of rhetoric and iteration, and further relentlessly and repetitiously proselytize and propagandize the cleverly invented catchy memes and deceitful empty promises, that appeal to the “Casino Vote” attitude, and in doing so, add insult to injury, by using your money to deceive you.

It is only when the culpable, gullible voting public willfully choose ‘The Greater Good for ALL’ attitude rather the entrapment of ’what’s in it for me’, will they then become informed responsible voters and citizenry that cannot be deceived or taken advantage of. It is only when a person makes the uncompromising commitment to this level of integrity and for whom their behavior reflects this choice, will they begin to subjectively experience what ‘true power’ really is.

‘Walk the Talk’ exemplifies attitude and choice. Everything else is irrelevant and meaningless.
commented 2016-07-01 10:57:50 -0400
22% of Albertans have received exactly what they deserved for negative voting. They are the ones, combined with the18% true believers of the Non-Democratic Party, that gave the majority to Notley.

For example, did those 22% in my riding honestly believe the Invisible Energy Minister would represent their interests as their invisible MLA? She was the perennial NDP candidate for years, despite her crocodile tears over Bill 6. She is a true believer, hence her invisibility to her electorate, she does not care about them.

I am small minded enough to really hope those 22% were the first to lose their jobs, houses, equipment and farms over the past 14 months, before the 60% did.
commented 2016-07-01 09:52:49 -0400
It also should be pointed out that you could take the Cabinets of Canada, Alberta and Ontario combined and not be able to coddle together ONE acceptable Cabinet from the whole works. Just look at Trudope the Younger, flanked by two of the most air headed bimbos possible, representing our country during the 3 Amigo fiasco in Ottawa. And look at the talent pool here in Alberta, Ceci, Mason, Phillips, Egghead, Invisible McCuaig-Boyd, and the illustrious wretch Premier to name a few. I wonder which way we are headed?

ROY JEANINE: I can just imagine the conversation with that ndp supporter in Whitecourt. Did you dig him out of Starbuck’s or some other likely ndp hangout, maybe the EI office? I hope that dick head is around in a few years when Rachael has destroyed us, and then see how he responds, because there is definitely NO upside with the current excuse of a government.

commented 2016-07-01 09:28:09 -0400
Well we have found the new golf course driving range target. Two for one, evil#1 and evil#2, in the same cut out. How is it possible these two have gotten any where near power. Just add hand jive Justin to the mix and it pretty much shows which way the wind blows for our ONCE proud Canada on a ONCE proud Canada Day. Keep pushing the phony climate drivel and demonization of CO2 you FOOLS, the sheeple seem more than content to follow the lies into financial ruin. AND THE FUCKING CLIMATE WILL CHANGE NATURALLY AS IT HAS DONE SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME.

commented 2016-07-01 08:41:08 -0400
Frankie Stacey said, “Well my fellow Albertians be ready to pitch in a little more looks like the destroyers managed to get rid of the northern gateway pipeline.”

In this case, Notley had nothing to do with the Northern Gateway Pipeline though I am sure she wetted her pants with joy over it’s delay.

A federal court judge ruled the approval invalid because they did not consult the Aboriginals, which of course is a complete and utter lie. There was a lengthy consultation process which included Aboriginals.

There is no evidence but my gut feeling is that this judge is responding to a request from the federal Liberals to delay the project. This delay might very well cause Embridge to pull the project altogether, which is in my opinion the goal of the federal Liberals.
commented 2016-07-01 02:22:36 -0400
Actually only government employees can afford to spew out any co2.
commented 2016-07-01 02:20:13 -0400
There is no justification for the carbon tax. No pipelines are being built, no oil is flowing, oil sands is shut down, nobody can afford to drive anywhere and everybody is out of work. We must have the smallest carbon footprint on the planet.
commented 2016-07-01 00:46:01 -0400
Good luck with that truthful comment, Ndp Sucks – we met an stupid ndp voter here the other day in Whitecourt and what an arrogant piece of thrash he was. The ill-informed idiot saw nothing wrong with what the evil regressive ndp witch is doing and he said he said he also liked creepy mulcair as well. Just an arrogant jerk. Couldn’t even reason with him and he kept saying she has NOTHING TO DO with the downturn in Alberta. I was so ticked, I had to walk away or I would have plowed him one. But I see the conservative movement is not waking up very fast in Alberta, crying shame.
commented 2016-06-30 23:46:47 -0400
When are conservative minded people going to start playing the game? It is way too late to expect any left wing government to work for the people. Instead the people are working for the government which is trying to destroy the people so we are in effect doing it to ourselves. Even the conservatives are getting a little spooky with their carbon tax talk.

I didn’t realize until about five years ago just how much effort is being put out by the socialists to get their popular agenda spread out to the masses. In my Alberta riding there is a local newspaper. In the paper today was a letter to the editor about the minimum wage hike in Alberta. This was a personal story of struggle designed to appeal to everyones sense of fairness and equity. The jist is that this individual had to make a decision, do I buy food or pay the rent. Well, the rent got paid and the story teller went hungry. The interesting part of the story is that this individual is the common law spouse of our MLA. This information was not provided in the story. The owner of the independent paper is an avid supporter of the NDP.

I think it is way past due time that conservative minded people keep talking openly about the evil communists and socialists masquerading as the nice guy and demonizing the opposition conservatives. It is the permanent campaign approach that is being used against the people and nobody around me is noticing, nor seems to care. I am getting ready to go on a local rant about Notley and try to wake a few people up before they get totally caught off guard when the world economy goes down the toilet in a matter of minutes.
commented 2016-06-30 22:29:47 -0400
Notley and the NDP should just take a page from Trudeau and the liberals:
“Under the previous government (insert excuse here) …”!
commented 2016-06-30 22:27:59 -0400
When are Albertans going to demand Notley’s resignation?
Smart enough to pass the bar, not an easy thing to do, yet dumb as a door nail when it comes to running a government. She is slowly advancing her agenda to bankrupt the province & should have her goal met just before her term is over.
“Mission Accomplished”
commented 2016-06-30 21:30:33 -0400
Well my fellow Albertians be ready to pitch in a little more looks like the destroyers managed to get rid of the northern gateway pipeline.
commented 2016-06-30 21:08:01 -0400
NDP is like a fungus… so hard to get rid of (see UK’s corbyn)… and, by the time society finally rids them from office, the damage is already done… and, it takes years to recuperate.
commented 2016-06-30 20:31:05 -0400
Just until 2019 …

The deficit will be running in excess of $23 billion, with a debt of over $150 billion.

We’ll see if Notley will even seek reelection herself.