March 23, 2018

Alberta NDP’s latest budget hitches balance sheet to Trudeau’s carbon tax

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show


The Notley NDP released their latest budget this week and it's bad. Real bad.

Alberta is currently $54 billion in debt, paying nearly $2 billion annually to bankers and lenders in debt servicing costs.

By 2021, Alberta will be $77 billion in the hole, paying nearly $3 billion per year to service the debt.

By 2023, Alberta's debt will balloon to nearly $100 billion, and we’ll be paying nearly $5 billion per year to bankers and lenders to service the debt with nothing to show for it in return.

This level of reckless spending and burdening future generations with irresponsible behaviour today, is immoral.

But the way Rachel Notley plans to pay for it all is downright crazy.

The NDP Finance Minister admits that the only way to bring Alberta's finances under control is to cheer on the federal government while they tax us more.

The NDP are either out of ideas or they're not even trying anymore.

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commented 2018-04-12 00:51:57 -0400
Carbon revenue will not help in improving the bottom line, higher corporate taxes are a big reason investment is fleeing Alberta, these morons solution to higher taxes is more taxes? Everyone who protest voted for these losers should have to war a patch or something so we can identify them. I can’t seem to find anyone who freely admits they voted for such failures.
commented 2018-03-26 09:03:22 -0400
Yup! Sound financial plan …
1. Become hostile to the income generating businesses (oil and gas) and drive them out of the province.

2. Increase taxes in every possible way on a diminishing population to pay for every socialist program and green scheme you can think of.

3. Borrow money to pay for those socialist schemes because (we, the NDP, cannot figure out why the tax revenue is down!!)

4. Bribe the unions with lucrative contracts with the borrowed money so you can get voted into office again

5. Blame the Conservatives for the financial collapse of the province and demonize the Conservatives in every possible way. (Don’t worry, the NDP think to themselves, the media will lie and cover for us because they hate Conservatives as much as we do! Heck, the media ARE wannabe Communists just like us.)
commented 2018-03-24 15:07:40 -0400
Hitching the budget to a Trudeau promise of any kind will have disastrous results.
But especially a Carbon tax. This idea will definitely cause a lowering of Alberta’s credit score. Wait for it.
And now as predicted from day one, Albertans also learned that eventually the carbon tax will become part of general revenue.
This is not good.
A hundred billion in debt. That points to massive trouble.
There will be no magic bullet to solve the situation which the Notley government has steered Alberta. And that is just economically speaking. Try Education on for size? And who is talking health care anymore, the elephant in the classroom?
Notley and ALL her caucus members must be fired come 2019 other wise there is no hope in hell for Alberta. After Rae, McGuinty and Wynne, Ontario is at 319B in debt and counting. Notley’s superb methods are projected to hit 100B after less than 3 years.
commented 2018-03-24 13:27:53 -0400
TRUDEAU AND NUTTY will be gone by 2020 but the debt won’t . But don’t be mad or sad if You voted for the 2 losers . Know what the hell you are voting for , change isn’t always good .
commented 2018-03-24 11:27:11 -0400
Can hear it now UCP is literally the devil !! You know with all the public sector layoffs coming in 2019 and all .
commented 2018-03-24 09:32:15 -0400
And hopefully Canadians will wake up and see the real purpose of the Carbon Tax.
It’s just a Tax stupid, and will not fix the non-problem called “climate-change”.
But it will fix “pocket-change” because you won’t have any left.
commented 2018-03-24 08:03:22 -0400
When union goons get your tax $$$$$ its down the shitter ever time.
commented 2018-03-24 02:07:29 -0400
It will be interesting to see exactly what success Notley will campaign on for the next election. The climate leadership plan has a nice sound to it but for many people it’s like mentioning the dentist which brings back thoughts of pain and expense. Diversifying the economy sounds good but will she even have the nerve to talk about budgets, deficits and debt in the same sentence as wind turbines. Rachel needs a safe topic like LRT and stay away from money talk because math is hard.
commented 2018-03-24 00:35:22 -0400
Why does the left whiner about bankers while they make them richer at the expense of the taxpayer??
commented 2018-03-24 00:34:27 -0400
They are running out of money already. They are borrowing to pay interest for crying out loud.
commented 2018-03-24 00:13:01 -0400
Too bad they can’t figure out that when they destroy the economy there will be no more tax payers to pay. But I’m sure Justin and Bilbo Bagman will be able to cover it out of their own finances. What could be a bigger virtue signal than using one’s own money to pay for their hare-brained projects?
commented 2018-03-23 22:46:27 -0400
NDP policies like that one and others are absolutely unsustainable. Off the backs of the citizenship and the futures of their children .. what are we getting for our dollars…??