January 04, 2016

"Humility": Government bank economist tells Albertans to "lower expectations"

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Todd Hirsch calls himself "Alberta's economist." He's at the province's government owned bank (a vestige of the old Social Credit era.)

It's the time of year when everyone is making forecasts and predictions, so what did Hirsch tell Albertans to expect?

Well, he made a joke about it:

"Calgary economic forecast calls for heavy humility in 2016"

Meaning what? That the NDP will finally cut out the hubris and stop trying to destroy everything that made Alberta great?

Of course not! He says citizens in the private sector needs to accept a smaller life. Be less confident, and live with "lower expectations."

Naturally, public sector one-percenter Hirsch isn't volunteering to take a salary cut. Neither are thousands of other government workers.

It makes you wonder what the NDP has in mind for the new year...



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commented 2016-01-04 14:57:57 -0500
Christmas is over charles its time to get back to work finding waya to force these bastards out. The pressure cannot let up redouble your emails to ndp mlas encourage and engage in protests, petitions,whatever gets the message out force the msm to admit there is a problem in alberta
commented 2016-01-04 14:53:16 -0500
When we boot these losers out and we will we must tear down the tools of their crony system. Sell the atb,localize school boards and health boards return the power to municipalalities strip the provincial power and size back to its constitutional mandate.
commented 2016-01-04 14:50:13 -0500
NDP = Nanny twits in the extreme!
commented 2016-01-04 14:49:59 -0500
It is amazing how quickly bureaucrats can change from spots to stripes; but still retain the same artificially coloured brown nose. That this guy is a banker in theory is absolutely hilarious in a dark way. What does he think business loans are for? Where does he think the savings to provide the loans come from? Finally, does he realize this is how banks make profits: providing loans from savings for fees? This guy is clearly from the pixie-dust school of economics…which is pretty much most universities I would think.

Four more years of this. I know the mandate is supposed to be traditionally up and legally up May 5, 2019, but does anyone really think the NDP will not extend their time in office to the constitutional maximum of five years as happened in both Ontario? The next election is May 5, 2020.
commented 2016-01-04 14:46:13 -0500
Crony capitalism a politically correct way of saying national socialism. More theft and corruption from a political elite to fund the backers of this corrupt bunch. The line drawn from redford to notley is pretty clear. Socialists have invaded every level of govt. We need to take back the govt. We the people. They need to know we are the govt and they work for us not the other way around
commented 2016-01-04 14:44:20 -0500
Work hard – work harder – lower your expectations.

From a government employee?

Time to give them the boot.
commented 2016-01-04 14:44:11 -0500
Allowing the public sector to grow allows the public sector to control the economy through bloc voting for self interest. We now have so many public sector employees that it will be difficult to wrestle back control to the ones actually creating wealth and paying real taxes (a person playing taxes on earnings derived from tax revenue is not really paying net taxes. Do you get it?).
commented 2016-01-04 14:39:47 -0500
Love how left wing fools think there are no elites in socialism or communism, only in bad old capitalism. WRONG!
commented 2016-01-04 14:38:03 -0500
Not for the public sector pigs of course, just for us who pay their salaries. I am sick of being treated like a slave by these scum and their socialist pigs. Since the pipeline is dead, i am working at a local grocery store, it is enough to live on , but instead of paying around 900 a week in taxes when i am on a project , i am now paying next to nothing, but will be asked to hand out more. Socialists sure have a funny way of doing math, and of course they sure like crony capitalism when it comes to their own pockets of course.