Friday, April 14, 2017

J.E. Molnar With a frequent degree of regularity it appears as though Brian Jean has suddenly become the new punching bag of Postmedia properties. Postmedia columnists across Alberta appear to be lining up in support of Jason Kenney in the unite-the-right sweepstakes. Manufacturing consent for Kenney has placed Jean in the Postmedia crosshairs and pretty much rendered him as a whack-a-mole target. Has Postmedia already made a decision who they'll be endorsing in the conservative's version of Game of Thrones? Unlike · Reply · 6 · Yesterday at 12:43pm Dean Cail Dean Cail Interesting observation and is on point thus far. The PR battle thus far is certainly favouring JK. BJ best up his game Unlike · Reply · 2 · Yesterday at 2:44pm Mark Pearson Mark Pearson That the corporate media is promoting him as their champion is pretty obvious. During the Conservative leadership race his mug was everywhere. Postmedia, have you ever heard of the word subtle? Unlike · Reply · 2 · 10 hrs Julie Ali Julie Ali Unfortunately just putting Mr. Kenney up as a poster boy for the right won't get him to the Premier's office. Mr. Kenney was part of Mr. Harper's anti-democratic crew and if he leads the Wildrose I will have to find another party to vote for. I do not believe Mr. Kenney is a good choice to lead the Wildrose and certainly he will be a problem for middle of the road Conservative voters who voted NDP in the last election to remove the less than satisfactory PCs from power. Mr. Kenney is not a sure thing no matter how many newspapers sing his praises. We've got the problem of associating Kenney with Harper.

Finally, on Wednesday of this week, Jean had an answer to the free-lunch question.
This just in: Wildrose leader Brian Jean thinks feeding needy and hungry children is a good idea. This shouldn’t be a news flash, of course. But it has taken a week for…
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Dar Dealmeida The writer should have mentioned that the Ontario company out bid the other other companies which in turns save tax payers money plus they are obligated to hire Albertans which they already have done! Wonder what Brian Jean is going to do when the Alberta farmers realize that for the first time in decades we have a government working hard to increase their sales for grain in beef in Asia and Europe! I also wonder if he is actually going to step aside and let the very corrupt but truly great con artist, Jason Kenney take over his party!
Keith Bonham I don,t see it as governments job to fed other peoples kids ( its called vote buying with your money ) . The NDP are forcing debt on to future generations , spending , & taxing Albertans to death. In hard times I expect a government to tighten its belt...See More
LikeReply3Yesterday at 10:17amEdited
Nick Griffiths The ndp inherited a nearly 9 billion dollar deficit from the previous government. What do you want them to do during a recession? Cut spending? Hahahahaha.
Sean Pollon Keith, you don't think feeding hungry kids is a good use of tax dollars? Quite the cold-hearted life you must live. You kids had better hope you never lose your job, fall ill, or otherwise on hard times because apparently you'd let them starve to death. 

Putting money above human life is a disgusting position to hold. You should be ashamed of that statement.
Mark Pearson Keith Bonham I see it as the governments job to see that all children are fed regardless of who their parents are. It is not only their job, it is their responsibilty. All Albertan's in a democracy are part of the government.
Wayne Jason Actually Nicholas Griffiths the NDP inherited a 1.1 billion dollar surplus and a 5 billion dollar contingency fund. Prentice was right, math is hard.
Sean Pollon Actually Wayne, when you include things like infrastructure, abandoned wells, and health care deficits they actually inherited a multi billion dollar deficit - not a surplus. 

Math can tell a much different story when you include *all* the variables.
Wayne Jason Sean Pollon apparently you don't understand how budgeting works. You don't include past spending needs as a line item. It's noted as as an infrastructure asset on a capital expenditures plan. Not a fiscal budget. And I surely hope you don't believe AH...See More
Sean Pollon Wayne, a piece of paper saying you're up $1billion is effectively useless if you need to spend $10billion on upgrading infrastructure. That's called creative accounting, and no matter where you write the necessary expenditure in, the fact is it still n...See More
Shandee Nabess Ouch, Wayne, you are embarrassing yourself.
Tyler Kryg Wayne: nuh-uh,you simply don't understand.🤣

It's like the pot and the kettle with conservatives
Devon Smith Money that will generate revenue in Ontario rather than Alberta. Way to get our economy moving!
Devon Smith Nicholas Griffiths Nope. A surplus of over $1 billion. The debt was $11.9 billion. You do understand the difference?
Sean Pollon Once again, Devon: there was no surplus when you account for things like the infrastructure, health care, and abandoned well cleanup deficits. +(1billion "surplus") -($10billion deficits) = negative $9billion. 

Do you understand the difference?
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Sean Pollon Also, Devon, Alberta's economy is poised to grow by 2.6% this year - the largest growth in the country. Not sure what metric you're using, but sounds to me like they ARE getting the economy going.
Allan Paquet Keith Bonham "Taxing Albertans to death" are you freaking kidding me? Your beloved Cons redirected all our potential savings subsidizing low taxes for the wealthy. It was all an illusion so it was no surprise when the Cons left behind an 7 billion + d...See More
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Allan Paquet Wayne Jason you are clueless in your statement. When I prove you to be 100% wrong will you change your position or are you an ideology before facts kind of guy like most right wingers?
Devon Smith Sean Pollon I understand that you don't understand the differences between debt, deficit, or consolidated accounting.

If I decide to borrow money I don't have because I want to continue eating sushi rather than minimizing my expenses and eating pasta
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Allan Paquet Devon Smith facts are hard as well apparently.
Dean Cail Wayne Jason, AB hospital infrastructure is literally falling apart since the Klein cuts. The public should be grateful that the provincial government is ensuring the foundation of care for the future
Sean Pollon "Math is difficult for dippers" lol. 

Devon, necessary expenditures are still a cost, no matter what label you put on it. Infrastructure spending is not an optional expense that we can just choose not to spend money on; it's a bill just like any other
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Mark Bohnert They actually didn't choose the lowest bid.
Tom Rudd Keith Bonham 
You are a sad pathetic individual. Screw hungry kids so I don't have to pay an extra $100 in taxes.
Harvey Bishop Keith Bonham Who is Nutley? Vote buying. Like how Ralph Klein gave 2 $160 bribe cheques, before the 2001 provincial election, giving him the largest majority government he ever had, up to that point. The $400 bribe cheques issued, were so Ralph Klein ...See More
Mike Olesik Wayne Jason That is BS. Prentice ,in his campaign speech in march,2015, said there would be a 7 bil $ deficite in his 1st budget. Oil was over 60 $ at that time, so his deficite would have even have being higher.
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Bill Adams Keith Bonham and of course the super corrupt PCs had nothing to do with the debt?, and i voted for them a lot but drew the line last time and like most Albertans voted in a party that cud defeat the crooks
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J.E. Molnar With a frequent degree of regularity it appears as though Brian Jean has suddenly become the new punching bag of Postmedia properties. Postmedia columnists across Alberta appear to be lining up in support of Jason Kenney in the unite-the-right sweepstakes. 

Manufacturing consent for Kenney has placed Jean in the Postmedia crosshairs and pretty much rendered him as a whack-a-mole target. Has Postmedia already made a decision who they'll be endorsing in the conservative's version of Game of Thrones?
Dean Cail Interesting observation and is on point thus far. The PR battle thus far is certainly favouring JK. BJ best up his game
Mark Pearson That the corporate media is promoting him as their champion is pretty obvious. During the Conservative leadership race his mug was everywhere. Postmedia, have you ever heard of the word subtle?
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Julie Ali Unfortunately just putting Mr. Kenney up as a poster boy for the right won't get him to the Premier's office. Mr. Kenney was part of Mr. Harper's anti-democratic crew and if he leads the Wildrose I will have to find another party to vote for. I do not believe Mr. Kenney is a good choice to lead the Wildrose and certainly he will be a problem for middle of the road Conservative voters who voted NDP in the last election to remove the less than satisfactory PCs from power. Mr. Kenney is not a sure thing no matter how many newspapers sing his praises. We've got the problem of associating Kenney with Harper.
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