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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Budget day

First of all, woo-hoo! My ftp server is back up and running. Sorry for the lack of posts over the last couple of weeks - my host had some trouble moving me over. If you got rerouted to a strange page of some grandmotherly-looking lady selling crafts (oh, how I wish I'd bookmarked it!), you saw some of the move. But I'm back.

On to the budget. I haven't had a ton of time to look over the details, but it's nice to see some spending. Further, it's very nice to see contributions to the HSTF, after not growing it in real dollar terms for over a decade. The future is not about burning fossil fuel, and it'll be nice to have some money in the bank when the future arrives. Remember the bumper stickers from the early 90's? "Please, God, give us another oil boom. I promise I won't screw it away this time." This is the government, not screwing it away.

The bad side of the coin is the continued charging of health premiums. I'll continue to wait for the single most effective potential tax cut to arrive. Could the Premier be saving it as a gift to Tory leader #4?

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