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  • Angry
    February 20, 2013 - 05:47

    The Gov't of NL has done nothing in my opinion to "diversify" our economy - quite the opposite actually. They are so focussed on oil and are working so hard to cater to oil and anything directly connected to oil - they are working diligently to kill what little economic diversification we have left. We live on an island that is capable of being completely self-sufficient and yet we are so dependant on the mainland for survival that it's sickening!! Thanks gov't!! Any idea what you're gonna do when the oil stops flowing, or the bottom falls out of 'er?? Guess you should be treating the little guy better, cause when the big oil guys are gone, the little guy will still be there.....time to change your focus????

  • Marrion Hubbert
    February 20, 2013 - 02:37

    Never ending growth is the dominant myth of industrial civilization. But it is a fairy tale. Science and Nature tell us that perpetual growth is impossible. The growth of the past 150 years was fuelled by a unique combination of technology, population growth and abundant and cheap natural resources. That era of growth is ending. The future will be an era of limits, contraction and resource depletion. Did people really think the growth party would go on forever ?

    • david
      February 20, 2013 - 10:50

      Marrion, everyone thinks that they are witnessing the "end of the world". The Mayans were wrong....and you're wrong. People create technologies that find a way. Always have, always will.

  • Mr.V
    February 19, 2013 - 18:31

    Cuts...ha ha suckers for all those that spent along with gov!!!

  • William Grouchy
    February 19, 2013 - 16:21

    Why not keep cabinet ministers from the public trough? That would save a lot of millions. $2500 for a half hour flight to St. Johns? Make 'em drive or stay home

  • david
    February 19, 2013 - 12:16

    It's over folks...already. Danny clearly knew what he was doing, and that leaving while the music was still palying is better than waiting for the lights to go up. Fridge magnets, fire trucks, a bloated public payroll, and a most pointless "dam to nowhere" in the works. This will go down as the ultimate Newfie joke, and will give Albertans something they can point to and feel better about their own circumstances for decades to come. They won't long for another Peter Loughheed as much.......just breathe a sigh of relief that whoever they have is much better than this. Your welcome, Alberta.

  • None
    February 19, 2013 - 09:13

    Here's the issue. 124 dollars a barrel of oil used in the budget. At a time when oil production was down for maintanence. The government acted like halfwitts. What's more insulting, is that production is coming back online now and oil revenues will be back up. So the public will take a crunch now, and then the goverment will spend big once again this summer on projects the province doesn't need.

  • Steve
    February 19, 2013 - 08:10

    Even after announcing the hiring freeze, the provincial govt. is still shovelling money out the door every day with spending announcements! Total hypocrites! They knew this crunch was coming, yet they made no effort to slow spending over the past two years. Why? This is financial mismanagement.

  • Happily Retired
    February 19, 2013 - 07:50

    How much did it cost to produce this "Stating the Obvious" Report. Leave it up to the crack team of economists at APEC to tell us something we already knew.