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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
ELECTION 2013 revisited: "How will BC Liberals get any different fiscal result from not making any kind of real change?"
of Christy Clark's visit to Kamloops
just the other day, I thought it might
be interesting to revisit a post that I had up ELECTION 2013 ... and a visit to
our city by the BC Liberal leader and her entourage.Read on, from this day in history, April
Liberal Premier Christy Clark told voters here in Kamloops, and around the province, that we
are headed in to the “the most important
election in modern history”.
couldn't agree with her more!
has finally been dropped, and I'm sure it is a relief to all British
Columbians, because several key things seem to be weighing heavily on the minds
of people here in our Kamloops South Thompson riding.
Liberal Platform doesn't address the financial problems which THEY have
created, and banking on the possibility of future billions of
revenues from liquefied natural gas is a risky bet.
Liberals still fail to understand government has to learn how to spend smarter!
the BC Liberals need to take one of the 'Game Sense' suggestions, from the BC
Lottery Corporation, to heart.
Wondering if you can
win back losses by playing more? It's possible,
but unlikely. Chances are the more you play, the more money you'll
lose. "Chasing losses" almost always leads
to bigger losses.
apply that to BC Liberal fiscal planning and management, then it says to
me, "Doing things the same way gets
the same results!"
I challenge BC Liberal opponent Todd Stone to tell the people of Kamloops;
"How will BC Liberals get any different fiscal result from not
making any kind of real change?"
Liberals say the budget over the next three years will be balanced, and yet according to the Ministry of Finance, it
showed Total Provincial Debt was expected to rise a further $6.7 billion
dollars -- that according to the budget they released just two short
My favorite Tweet-of-the-day so far has been, 'Rumor has it
that along with eliminating BC's debt, Christy Clark will also cure cancer, end
poverty, and stop all future earthquakes."
count-down is on with only seven days to go.What will the results be?
Oh and by
the way ... BC Liberals will have increased provincial debt to a total of $77+
billion by 2020 (BC Ministry of Finance).You may also be interested to know that our BC Liberal government spends
in the neighbourhood of $2.4 billion a year just to service the cost of our
debt -- never mind making a dent to pay it down (which it has failed dismally
why I won't be hanging my hat on any poll from last week, today, or the day after that.