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.