Originally posted by FraserB
They can't institute a PST without sending it to Albertans for a vote, it would never pass.
What Ceci should have done is take the 25% inefficiency he admits exists in the education department, keep the fees the same and use the savings they were going to find to finance the schools they want to build.
Alberta needs to admit we have a spending problem and fix that.
The deficit is greater than total provincial expenditure on education.
So I agree, inefficiency is not good, but it would not solve the problem, and sometimes it can cost you a dollar to save a dime.
And mortgage comment. It's not even close to the same. You have a growing population, and an existing house. You can't walk away, you have to maintain it, and provide services. If your house springs a leak, you don't pull a Klein and ignore it for 10 years, because it's going to cost far more later. Plus, a government can create it's own financing, at crazy low rates. Try and think a little.
Last edited by Gestalt on 03-17-2017 at 12:23 AM
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