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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:31 am
 


Title: Kenney's approval ratings drop in wake of cuts, controversy
Category: Provincial Politics
Posted By: DrCaleb
Date: 2019-12-13 06:53:48
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:31 am
 


don't care, public service needed the cuts, you can't grow for ever particularly when the province only saw a net influx of ~13000 people in 2019. Unions always bitch and moan when they have to face anything but growth.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:43 am
 


uwish wrote:
don't care, public service needed the cuts, you can't grow for ever particularly when the province only saw a net influx of ~13000 people in 2019. Unions always bitch and moan when they have to face anything but growth.


And what growth has there been in the last 10 years?

None.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:52 am
 


I never said there wasn't any, but we need to understand why it is costing us more per person than any other Western province for things like Health care etc.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:54 am
 


Then maybe they should look at cutting expenses on a wider than the usual Conservative mentality "cut the people who actually do the work" basis.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:56 am
 


Maybe reign in MLA pay. Bring it down to 80k per year.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:06 am
 


Completely sickened by the mindset that makes someone cheer at someone else losing their job just because it satisfies their ignorant and hate-filled political agenda. Fucking disgusting, finding this kind of thing to be funny.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:07 am
 


Thanos wrote:
Completely sickened by the mindset that makes someone cheer at someone else losing their job just because it satisfies their ignorant and hate-filled political agenda. Fucking disgusting, finding this kind of thing to be funny.

Ideologues are the worst people.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:53 am
 


I still say we should kill Kenney. :evil:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:53 am
 


Nah, just return him to the Trailer Park.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:11 am
 


Screw you guys, I'm going home.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:58 pm
 


It would be strange if his approval rating didn’t fall after making such decisions. That’s how political capital is used.

I’ve now seen a few of these contractions in Alberta’s public spending from a distance, having only worked there when things were getting better. They are brutal. In NL we somehow manage to avoid looking so closely at the figures, and thus do cuts more gradually. I’m afraid one silver lining for other provinces is that good people are let go and start looking for jobs elsewhere.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:49 am
 


uwish wrote:
I never said there wasn't any, but we need to understand why it is costing us more per person than any other Western province for things like Health care etc.


Oil and gas has brought Alberta a lot of benefits. There's no questioning that. Unfortunately, the really high salaries people could get working in the oilpatch forced other employers, including the public sector, to raise their own offered salaries to retain workers. Those salaries don't automatically go back down when we go from boom to bust, so that's one of the problems.

Pay cuts are one thing, but as DrCaleb and Thanos have alluded to the real problem is those malicious assholes who actually relish seeing public servants lose their jobs. That's different from somebody like Preston Manning arguing in his book The New Canada that the country was in serious financial trouble and that the private sector would benefit from the public servants' talents.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:50 am
 


raydan wrote:
I still say we should kill Kenney. :evil:


You do realize he came back alive and well in next week's episode every time, right?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:15 pm
 


Zombie Kenney... 8O


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