Skip to main content

ELECTION 2013 revisited: "How will BC Liberals get any different fiscal result from not making any kind of real change?"

In light 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 16th, 2013.

Today BC 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”.

I couldn't agree with her more! 

The writ 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.

The 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. 

BC Liberals still fail to understand government has to learn how to spend smarter!

I think 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.

If I 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?"

BC 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 months ago.

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."

The 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 to do).

That's why I won't be hanging my hat on any poll from last week, today, or the day after that. 

In Kamloops ... I'm Alan Forseth.


Popular posts from this blog

“First Past The Post” works close to home by focusing on electoral districts first … “Proportional Representation” tries to fit a size 10 foot into a size 7 shoe by bastardizing electoral districts

MEL ROTHENBERGER: There are so many things wrong with the referendum on proportional representation, it would take as long to cover it all as it would to explain the convoluted and foggy alternatives on the ballot.

So let’s just talk about the hocus pocus of proportional representation (also known as prop rep, pro rep or PR) math. This one giant flaw should be enough to make us run, not walk, away from prop rep.

Throughout the months leading up to this vote, prop rep boosters have relied heavily on a simplistic abracadabra formula to convince us their system makes sense.

Their favourite line is “40 per cent of the votes should equal 40 per cent of the seats,” or variations thereof.

With the current First Past the Post, they say, “39 per cent of the votes = 54 per cent of the seats = 100 per cent of the power” but with PR “39 per cent of the vote = 39 per cent of the seats = Compromise, cooperation, collaboration.” This is labeled “Proportional Representation Math.”

I once called it “voodoo…

What, Judy, is the response, to the urgency and compassion show by British Columbians for WHAT IS NEEDED? What are the ‘action words?’

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day.  Did you know such a day existed?
I wasn’t until early this morning.My God, it’s pathetic we even need to have a day like this to mark – and celebrate is obviously a word that would never be used for an occasion like this!
So, for an occasion such as this, Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, trotted out ‘words’, because, at least in my opinion, they are easy to say.
Today marks International Overdose Awareness Day, and we honour and remember those we have lost to this terrible crisis. Last year, we lost 1,450 people here in B.C., and by the end of this day three or four more British Columbians will die from a drug overdose as a result of a poisoned and unpredictable illegal drug supply.”

All talk … but little action!
As I mentioned yesterday, on July 18th, the BC Centre On Substance Use, released all of the ‘words’ necessary for our BC NDP government to ‘actually’ begin the process to slow down this terrible crisis, and hel…

RUSTAD: New approach needed to fight wildfires