Alberta’s 5% MP salary wage reduction is all smoke and mirrors

Hilarious, nefarious and oh so political is the Alberta gov’ts 5% cut to MP and Premier salaries. This is, as one commentator said, all about positioning public servants to be villains when the gov’t tries to get them to cut their salaries and they try to refuse. It will enable the neo-cons to launch further attacks on unions blaming them for their selfishness in the face of an economic crisis. The neo-cons as usual will go after the working people while claiming to be their champions. Meanwhile the corporations continue to get the free taxation ride. No tax increases there to help pay for the shortfalls that their incompetence and Harper’s idiotic resource policies and craven courtship of the Saudis caused. Nor will Prentice bring in a sales tax to help rebuild Alberta. Oh no selfish Albertans need to keep all their cash and to hell with any social contract with their fellows. Alberta is almost as backward as New Brunswick. Both just keep electing the same bought and sold politicians who feather corporate beds at the expense of everyone

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I am an anthropologist and Associate Professor who loves to play guitar and comment on social injustice in whatever form it may take
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