- Just Sayin
- June 12, 2013 - 15:08
Was it Mark Twain who said "a lie gets half way around the world before the truth leaves the starting gate" So it was when they hid the truth when Muskrat Falls was sanctioned. Now the truth is catching up, and those that promoted the big lie is slip sliding. Dunderdale thinks the majority will thank her in 2015. For what? For deceiving us... that we would have black outs and be cold in the winter for lack of electricity? That Holyrood would use more and more oil, while in fact it has gone down, from 30 percent of our production to 10.5 percent. Our electricity prices will jump 50 percent, and with no demand on the island for the power, taxes much jump too. Other jurisdictions will be seeing stable electricity prices. Yes , at the rate the truth is unfolding, no doubt we will be all onboard with MY Premier by 2015. MF must be stopped, but even the opposition parties are party to the big lie. So what can save us? Soon MF will be incurring costs of 3 million dollars per day, every day for several years, and then have no market for the power, not even on the island. What a legacy this government will likely leave. And the interest expenses will go on for decades.
- Cyril Rogers
- June 12, 2013 - 13:50
If Premier Dunderdale and her cohorts do any further long term damage to the economy, along with the fatal blunder that is Muskrat Falls, the province will never recover. As it stands, we are going to be financially hamstrung for decades with Muskrat Falls. In my opinion, they simply had NO RIGHT to play Russian roulette with the people and the economy of this province by bullying their way into sanctioning of that project. A referendum....with full and complete disclosure of the project and a full review of ALL options...would have been the only way for them to proceed with sanction, in my opinion. Anything less was negligent and should result in severe sanctions on this administration and NALCOR, who were complicit in this decision. Unfortunately, we, the people will be the ones paying for their egregious mistake.
- It's time
- June 12, 2013 - 10:03
It doesn't matter what they do or don't do. Governments have a shelf life and this one is near it's expiry date. People get tired and want a change.
- Foghorn Leghorn
- June 12, 2013 - 09:22
Caucus support? Who would they have to replace her, Marshall, Kennedy, Kent, Lane, Shea, King etc. Now that is truly a scary thought!
- June 12, 2013 - 08:05
They are done. The public is fed up with the lack of transparency with this government. They are not honest and for some reason feel they have the right to boondoggle us on everything and enact legislation to cover their collective ass. In all my years I have never seen such arrogance, and shameless self promotion. They are so convinced of their intellectual superiority over the peasants and really believe they know what is best for us all. I think the public has had enough of the lies and they will turf this government to the curb next election. I hope this is a lesson for the two parties in waiting. The exact same thing will happen to Harper as well. Hope they both hang around to take it on the chin!!
- Maurice E. Adams
- June 12, 2013 - 07:34
Why should ratepayers pay $35 billion over 50 years (DG2 numbers), about $45 billion (DG3 numbers), and $65 billion (final cost) for power they 1) do not need, 2) cannot afford, and 3) is too risky?......... Using my money to pay off the debt for an unneeded, dinosaur of a project just don't cut it. .... It is a waste, it is NOT part of a coherent vision and it ensures we (the province) will be in a weak fiscal position when the time comes to deal with Quebec pre-2041..... We will have screwed OURSELVES, once again.
- Ken Collis
- June 12, 2013 - 06:48
If she passes legislation that every penny added to government coffers due to Muskrat Falls development, taxes, income taxes, sale of power, etc... will, by law, go towards the debt from the project and that mining companies will pay a full share, then the Tories will get my support. Don't expect me to tighten my belt unless you will do the same. I also don't agree that polls are accurate all the time due to the one that says most folks support the project. I've talked to a lot of people and no one Ihave spoken with supports the project as it stands. If the question in the poll asks do I think we should do it, then I would say yes too, but notunder the terms that are set up now. Ed Martin will set the power rates? How foolish is that?