Okay…I’ve stopped laughing! What freedom I have now that I’m retired: I used to have report … without mocking them outright … the various Throne Speeches, provincially and federally, of a variety of political stripes. And although I always reminded viewers that Throne Speeches exaggerated the possibilities, to put it mildly, they did reveal the government’splanned basic legislative thrust for the next few years.
Not this one.
I couldn’t believe anything it contained … because it all ran so contrary to the actual record of the Liberals in power in BC over the past TWELVE years, under both Gordon Campbell and Christy Clark.
For example, here is Clark touting such wealth coming our way so relatively soon that we will not only be able to retire B.C.’s $56 Billion debt in just six years, but even totally get rid of our provincial sales tax not that long after!
This … form a government that has REPEATEDLY been raising even our basic Medical Service Plan premiums year after year, when so many other provinces, some much poorer than ours, don’t charge their taxpayers MSP premiums at all (did you know this?).
Now, we’re all going to be rolling in BILLIONS in a relatively short time!
The Magic Formula Potion: FIVE (not even two or three …or even four so far announced/approved by any company) … FIVE new Liquefied Natural Gas plants that will trigger ONE TRILLION DOLLARS in economic benefits to BC, along with a HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS in added revenues to BC.
Get rid of the debt; get rid of the provincial sales tax; produce BILLIONS more for health care and education!
Fantastic! But I have a question (here I go again!!!) … Christy, why have you waited till now? Why aren’t we well along on these plans by now? THAT might have even given the idea … and you …. credibility
Just like that! Presto! Change-O! Forget your troubles, c’mon get happy ….”
What Christy Clark should have with her when trying to sell this to voters on the election trail is not just a podium, but bottles of that Special Secret Potent Elixir that will also cure all your other ills … from fatigue with political bull to relief from the headaches that struggling under the Liberals has imposed on so many BC families.
“But wait … if you act NOW, we will double our offer,” Clark could even vow … knowing full well that the “shipping and handling charges” for her message will go from bank accounts to her new government before we realize the magic elixir fixed nothing and all our ailments remained …or got worse.
And … as an added bonus ..a SECRET SURPRISE? Maybe a NEW IMPROVED HST … (temporarily of course until the BILLIONS flow)) now that Clark at last would have an elected mandate?
This pie in the sky Throne Speech gave me gas, alright.
But thankfully it wasn’t liquified.