Monday, February 05, 2007

Congratulations, Saskatchewan taxpayers!

You now own two chairlifts and a snow groomer. I'd wager a guess that the new publicly-owned ski hill still won't make money. Just a hunch.

7 comments:

The Beast said...

what if it does make money? what if it does offer employment? what if families do go and have fun? what are the other positives that may come out of this venture? is there another point of view you are leaving out? being opposed means being able to rationally argue not just critize.
The Beast.

David MacLean said...

They could have taken the $900,000, selected 250 of Saskatchewan's poorest families and given each a one-time $2,500 payment. That would enable those families to have fun, would have been a boost to the local economy, and heck, they could have purchased lift tickets at the privately-run ski hill.

Everyone wins, right?

Robert McClelland said...

Huh!?!? What 6 thousand dollar limo bill?

The Beast said...

Umm... Sorry to point out the obvious but umm... 900,000/250 comes out to 3,600... where would the 275,000 dollars go? Taxpayers service charges for coming up with such a great plan? and you know the Powerful would never allow it because they would want a tax kick back for themselves. But maybe thats where the 275,000 dollars go eh?

David MacLean said...

Yeah, that was terrible math. Again, I was being facetious.

The Beast said...

Well maybe you need to figure out your facts before you off being facetious other wise you get called a 'lier' now eh? We know you wouldn't want that... since truth matters so much to you...

Deepthinker said...

But the question is that why could it not have been done by a private company? If it was profitable then why was not a bussiness person stepping in. The fact of the matter is that if it was profitable someone would have started it up. If it is not profitable then that asks why? Because no one goes? its inadequate? The facts are that there is no business in government doing what private individuals can do just fine!

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