Whenever I'm feeling mean, I know I can always hop in the wayback machine and find something retarded that Blogging Tory "Hunter" once posted that, in hindsight, looks just, well, retarded. Oh, look:
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Mucker's Off Dion!
I can see the Liberals drooling over this news.
Alberta posts a 4.6 billion surplus.
Record high oil prices and a booming population pushed Alberta’s budget surplus to $4.6 billion in the 2007-08 fiscal year — despite record spending.
The financial report for the year ended March 31 shows that resource revenues shot well past early predictions and reached $11 billion — the third-highest in Alberta history.
Government officials concede that with oil now trading at more than US$130 a barrel another windfall of resource revenues is in the offing.
Oh, I know us selfish, rednecked Albertans aren't willing to share with poor, soon to be have not, Ontario. Hey Ontario, who do you think is buying all those big honking trucks you produce?
So, Hunter ... how's that booming Alberta economy working out for you? Oh, dear:
Feb 27, 2009
Alberta's deficit grows deeper
Province in the hole for $1.4B
By KERRY DIOTTE, LEGISLATURE BUREAU CHIEF
The Edmonton Sun
EDMONTON -- Alberta's financial situation is even bleaker than reported just a week ago and next year is going to be even worse.
That's the message from Alberta Finance Minister Iris Evans yesterday who gave an official third-quarter update for fiscal year 2008-09. The fiscal year ends March 31.
A new budget comes down April 7.
One week ago, the finance minister revealed the province would be in the hole $1 billion this year.
But that's now grown to $1.4 billion. The bulk of the cash to cover the deficit is available because the government isn't topping up the Heritage Fund with money the rainy-day fund lost recently.
"Yes, we have a deficit," Evans told reporters, "and we will have a deficit next year."
It's not like I want to generalize but what is it about Albertans and their economic retarditude? It really is a disturbing pattern.