Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Sask Drone Speech

If you like goodies the Saskatchewan Throne Speech had lots of'em. You want the government to take care of your kids? Heck, the government is rolling out a universal pre-kindergarten program. As for that dicey Prince Albert riding and all their tough news lately -- well, they get a divided highway to Saskatoon. Municipalities need help building culture and recreation facilities, we'll do that too. Oh yeah, and we're also going to pay for midwifery.

"We did hear a lot of social programs, a new social program for every taxpayer in this province. And that's disappointing because as we've said all along, these spending rates that we're seeing in this province are not sustainable. In the long run this is going to come back and bite us in the butt," said David MacLean of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

7 comments:

Chad Moats said...

Yeah, Educating 4 year olds is a terrible,terrible thing.
Maybe we just rid ourselves of that wasteful education, that way all the uneducated people can be bilked of even more money.

Anonymous said...

So one of the answers to the worlds problems is government-provided pre-k? Wow, I never thought of that until now! I'm sure that Chad is right, it will help end poverty! I'm sure the government will teach these children about thrift and hard work and self-reliance and independence! Just like our great-grandparents learned!
And Chad the smart U student refers to "uneducated people" being bilked: I wonder if he means people being bilked by the government? Yeah, that must be what he means! bilked by high taxes, by vlt's, by the Gub of SK LB stores, bilked by a priviledged class of beureaucrats that will thrive suppressing and lording over a poor, downtroaden and dependant population,... atta boy, Chad!

Anonymous said...

Calbert should give Chad free education, he is learning so well. BTW, is it true that SK has close to the highest university tuition in Canada, and the highest for post-secondary college? darn bilkers!

John Murney said...

David, on a related subject, what will happen if the SK Government continues to boost global spending by 5% per year, while revenue continually trails expenses?

John Murney said...

Sorry that is 7%.

Shaky said...

PEI has the highest college tuition. Saskatchewan has the second highest.

David MacLean said...

When oil and gas prices return to more normal levels, we'll be back into big deficits.

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