While celebrating the goodies delivered in the 2014 budget by Premier Tom Marshall and Finance Minister Charlene Johnson, spare a moment for reflection on the deficit.
The projected deficit for 2014 is $537 million. The population of Newfoundland and Labrador is a bit over a half million.
The $537-million deficit adds $1,000 to the provincial debt for each and every one of us, every woman, man and child. I sincerely hope your household finances are a bit more responsibly managed.