Christmas wish list

This is likely my final post before Christmas so I’ll end with my Christmas wish list.

All I want for Christmas is:

A local newspaper that supports good government policy and condemns bad politics (the T&T just savaged the Libs this a.m. for cutting the HST rebate on electricity). The T&T never once even eluded to the policy implications of this tax cut (disincentive to reduce energy consumption). No other province (or US state as far as I know) has implemented anything like this cut. In Europe they have been increasing taxes on energy consumption. This was purely and only designed to cover over mismanagement by the government of NB Power. It was bad policy and even on the CBC we get YouTube (which of course is a valid angle to the story but it would have been nice to have a tax policy expert weigh in on the actual merits of the tax).

Just one of the Federal government’s multi hundred million dollar corporate subsidies (Toyota, GM, Ford, Bombardier, Pratt & Whitney, Bell Helicopter, on and on and on). A big fat juicy high paying manufacturing plant in Northern NB (or southern for that matter) would be a nice Christmas present? What? Do I believe in Santa Claus? Why yes! Of course!

More R&D in New Brunswick. Being last place in Canada sucks.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.