November 29, 2017

Don't buy the NDP spin: Alberta's economy is a “mess”

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show


This week, Alberta received our quarterly dose of NDP delusion, when Finance Minister Joe Ceci gave his second quarter fiscal update to the 2017-2018 Alberta Budget.

Alberta, once proudly debt free, is still on track to record debt levels and a $10.3 billion deficit for this year alone.

Of course, the update was terrible. Anyone can see that. But you wouldn't know that if you listened to the NDP tell their version of the truth. According to them, Alberta is on the mend, on the road to recovery, and it's all their doing.

Ceci, in his best attempt to sound folksy and authentic, proudly exclaimed, "Alberta is back in the saddle!"

That may be true, but the horse is going in the wrong direction.

How did we get in this mess? How do we get back out?

And what role do public sector unions have in ringing up all this debt?

Joining me as my special guest is Bill Tufts, the author of the bestselling book Pension Ponzi: How Public Sector Unions are Bankrupting Canada's Health Care, Education and Your Retirement.

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commented 2017-11-30 10:23:24 -0500
Super great show SHEILA , you and BILL TUFTS let go with both barrels of common sense and you guys kept reloading and firing with other pertinent facts I was not aware of . I could smell the GUNN powder from way over here , and I could also smell the sweet aroma of hoppe’s cleaning fluid .
commented 2017-11-30 05:27:48 -0500
When I began my career, I refused to live off’ tax payers & now my pension is penury but I still have my Integrity.
commented 2017-11-30 03:38:57 -0500
The economy is on the mend, says our FUHR MERKEL, strange I can’t find a job no matter how many interviews from cooking to construction. And always the same question at every interview “DO YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WORKING WITH OTHER RACES”. That means they have a majority work force of asians which automatically is a no hire for a Caucasian. I have been in that position and they all communicate tasks in their language which leaves me outside the loop scratching my head confused. The NDP is using taxpayer money to subsidize the hiring of minorities over Canadians. Come on shout it out “DIVERSITY MULTICULTURALISIM INCLUSION”. The economy is good if your a minimum wage immigrant claiming low income recieving taxpayer funds sharing one bedroom with 3 families. I’d hire all Filipinos too if I got money from taxpayers to do it.
commented 2017-11-30 01:32:07 -0500
William K……so you’re a homophobe? Or are you celebrating?
commented 2017-11-30 01:16:19 -0500
William Kay so what if he is??
commented 2017-11-29 23:13:32 -0500
“The smartest thing in that guys toolbox is the hammer”
commented 2017-11-29 22:38:16 -0500
Heard Bill Tufts speak in March at Danny Hozack’s Economic Education Association of Alberta Annual Conference on the topic of The Climate Change Challenge.
The conference was held in a conference room on something like the 14th floor in a Calgary hotel. Hearing Tuft’s depressing talk one felt like jumping out the window:
commented 2017-11-29 22:22:45 -0500
Good show Sheila, It’s nice to hear common sense with all the insanity and BS going on nowadays . SSS
commented 2017-11-29 22:15:05 -0500
I can remember trying to explain to some people that being debt free meant we did not have to pay a billion or more each year to rich people to merely service the debt , now we have to again and it will probably be at least 2 billion a year before the NDP are done. How does it help the people when that much money has to go up in smoke when it could have done so much for the people of Alberta?
commented 2017-11-29 22:10:29 -0500
We know how well the NDP handles things,just look at Ft Mac.
commented 2017-11-29 21:55:41 -0500
Thanks for the report Sheila. Bill Tufts is a switched on guy and it looks like I have another book to buy. Did I miss the ‘good’ news in your report other than exposing some more naked truth about the unions and their greed, the politicians and their greed, the unfunded pensions because of greed, the fall of the romans because of their greed …… everybody is so damn greedy these days.
commented 2017-11-29 21:54:46 -0500
- I doubt there are many buying the NDP spin, even among the NDP. Public sector unions should be banned. Gold plated union pensions are bankrupting California & have already bankrupted Greece. What cannot continue will not continue.
commented 2017-11-29 21:34:15 -0500
Bill Tufts was very interesting.
commented 2017-11-29 21:25:15 -0500
If the Province’s economy is a mess, then this globalist NDP regime have accomplished the mission of their foreign special interest patrons. 2019 may be too late to bring it back – look at Ontario – it is ruined and debt-ridden and will never regain its former affluence. Meanwhile the financial jackals circle waiting to buy up provincial resources for a pittance in the desperate fire sales that follow these socialist disasters.