Arnold Lim, Edmonton Journal
This province for the longest time has been no better than your typical dirty gambler. Remember back in 2009 Ed Stelmach presented his 5 step economic action plan alongside this budget? Now just a few days ago what do we see again in the news?
EDMONTON — While surging oil prices will deliver a financial windfall to the petroleum-powered provincial treasury, a series of major production hiccups over the fiscal year is expected to cost the Alberta government at least $340 million.How many times before Alberta tries something new? The definition of insanity is to repeat the same thing over and over expecting different results according to Albert Einstein, are those bumper stickers about not pissing away the next oil boom not a clue for anyone? Does this sort of behavior remind you the reader of any other sort of personality? Maybe the sort that sits in front of the slots dumping money in, waiting for their next big break and not noticing the amount of money going in is either equal to or greater than the amount coming out?
The Alberta government lies constantly, and I'm sick of it. So welcome everyone to Hellberta.