In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
=?UTF-8?B?IijgsqBf4LKgKSAi?= <***@nyet.ca> wrote:
>> On Tuesday, December 16, 2014 7:12:18 PM UTC-7, (à² _à² ) wrote:
>>> Never underestimate the power of an offer for more power . . . .
>>> CBC News Posted: Dec 16, 2014
>>> Danielle Smith among 7 Wildrose MLAs crossing to Alberta PC party
>>> Seven Wildrose MLAs are planning to cross to Albertaâs governing Progressive
>>> Conservative party, CBC news has learned.
>>> Two party sources said the seven are:
>>> Party leader Danielle Smith (Highwood) <<==== (=_=)
>>> House leader Rob Anderson (Airdrie)
>>> Jeff Wilson (Calgary-Shaw)
>>> Gary Bikman (Cardston-Taber-Warner)
>>> Pat Stier (Livingston-Macleod)
>>> Blake Pederson (Medicine Hat)
>>> Jason Hale.(Strathmore-Brooks)
>>> Members of the 14-person caucus met Tuesday afternoon to discuss an offer from
>>> the PCs, led by Premier Jim Prentice.
>On 12/17/2014 8:12 AM, Roy wrote:
>> Alberta is not rat-free as evidenced by the Wild Rose Party desertion.
>Here's what I think is 'going down' in Alberta's politics . . . .
>1. Their economy is taking a big hit (TG!) through dropping oil prices.
>2. Prentice has already told Albertans they cannot make up oil revenue losses
>through cuts to spending alone.
>3. He needs to introduce (gasp!) a provincial sales tax - which he will call
>"a temporary measure".
>4. By bribing the most vocal of the Wildrose party over to the PCs (cabinet
>posts, for sure), he is effectively removing from the opposition party those
>who would have blasted the sales tax most vociferously and gained voters
>through sheer anger. ['Keep your friends close; and your enemies even closer']
>5. There will be outrage in Alberta, but where the hell will they go - to the
>Liberals or the NDP? Maybe the Liberals, but they'll wait to time the tax for
>AFTER the federal election.
>This move will cause huge unrest in Alberta, but it sure as hell is going to
>make life a whole lot easier for Greg Selinger in Manitoba, who had to increase
>his PST by 1% recently.
>And my prediction for the amount of PST coming up for Alberta? . . . 3%. But
>that will be only 'temporary measure', you understand. Â¯\_(ã)_/Â¯
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