The poor little rich kid of Confederation brings down a budget - 2019-10-25

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F0.png The poor little rich kid of Confederation brings down a budget October 25, 2019, David Climenhaga, blogs, rabble.ca

Alberta's once again the poor little rich kid of Confederation, crying poverty, throwing its weight around, and careening from knee-jerk austerity to pre-election profligacy as the province's economy careens from boom to bust.

As of yesterday, pretty much as when Ralph Klein was still running the place, we were back to operating like what University of Alberta professor Russell Cobb describes as the failed state of Oklahoma, except that this time we've already seen the movie and we know it doesn't have a happy ending.

Klein, who went to his eternal reward in 2013, did a lot of damage to Alberta with his austerity campaign through the 1990s, keeping taxes ridiculously low by running on fossil fuel royalties, leaving a huge infrastructure deficit, and putting health care into a state of chaos from which it's never quite recovered.

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