Second, a hidden article: Provinces REJECT federal governments health care funding.
Canadian premiers have unanimously rejected Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's take-it-or-leave-it plans for health transfer payments to the provinces, B.C. Premier Christy Clark said Monday.Oh, my God, how stupid are the Premiers? Seriously? They have been whining for years that the federal government has been intruding on health care, and now that they have been given FREE reign, they are unhappy? Are they really that stupid? My bet is that Clark and Redford are too stupid/inexperienced to realize that Dalton and Charest are using them.
She said they all agreed the plan – made without negotiating with the provinces -- is both "unprecedented and unacceptable."
I hope that Jim Flaherty sticks to his budget and makes the provinces pay for their own health care, after all, it is their responsibility! Suck it up buttercups, you now have 6% more money for health care, use it wisely, and stop making the federal government the bad guy, when your deficits and debt combined are higher than the federal governments.
Red Ali agreed to NOT support a 6% increase in health care money even though the new per capita formula meant that Albertans would get way more money from the feds. She obviously doesn't care about Alberta. She sold Albertans out for her own political aspirations. She only cares about her image as a Progressive Liberal lite latte sipping elite. In the final analysis, she's not very bright is she?
My impression of the Premiers meeting is that they tried to unite to become the "fake" federal government. They now think that since they have been given MORE power by the federal government that they will now rule this nation if they can only combine their provinces.
I hope that the provinces reduce the ridiculous trade barriers from province to province, so they can increase trade. I wish that provinces would take responsibility for education, health care, the environment and all the other responsibilities mandated to them in the constitution. Stop relying on the federal government for all your goodies. Stop your whining and be glad that the feds are giving you room to innovate. Stop running home to Momma!
Remember there is only ONE taxpayer, on the municipal, provincial and federal level. One taxpayer, three levels of government taxing us all. We are all taxed out.