Deconstructing ‘What Matters"

“We have tabled successive balanced budgets, all while making record investments in what matters: health and senior care, education, helping those in need, lower taxes for families and businesses, affordable energy, and fostering job creation and economic development in all regions of our great province.”
Bernard Lord, on launching the campaign

Successive balanced budgets on the back of massive increases in Equalization and federal transfers – both of which are in jeopardy come the next recession or if Daulton gets his way.

“Making record investments in what matters”
-Cutting Business New Brunswick’s budget
-“we’ve cut spending all areas except health care and education”
-small businesses – 7-8% decline in the number of small businesses since 2000

What matters? I guess only health care matters.

Maybe we should turn the province into one big nursing home.