I have read Mr. Tim O'Neill's superwide-margined report on the BC government's revenue projections and there is absolutely nothing new there.
Essentially, the entire $25,000 we spent is contained in Table 1...
Notice what you don't see there...
You know, that thing that is supposedly going to be the last second revenue saviour for Mike and the Mechanics.
The thing that Bruce Ralston correctly called 'revenue speculation' this morning.
It is a thing also known as 'crown assets sales'.
Sales that may, or may not, have actually happened.
What will they tell us they are going to sell?
The Endowment Lands at the far western edge of Lotusland?
Don't be silly.
They can't do that because his Gordness already gave away the heart of Pacific Spirit Park, for free, to facilitate a billion dollar condo-jacking.
Then how about a lake or two?
Maybe Christina and half an Arrow that nobody but a few folks in the Hurtland even know about?
Or maybe the Strait of Juan de Fuca, because, after all, the American's own half of that body of water already anyway?
How about a Mountain?
You think I'm joking?
Well, actually, as noted last November in the wake of Mike and the Mechanics' faux 'quarterly budget update', I am most definitely not.
Joking I mean.
Because, even then, you could smell the set-up from miles and miles away.....
Thursday, November 29, 2012
...(O)ne of the weird tidbits in the feckless Finance Minister's press release is the following sentence:
...The projected (provincial budge) deficit for 2012-13 is $1.47 billion, a $328-million increase from the First Quarterly Report due primarily to the change in the completion date of the sale of the Little Mountain property...
What the heckfire is that 'Little Mountain' insertion all about, I wondered?
So I went looking for the actual 'number'....
And this is what I found in the so-called 'forecast changes' ledgers attached to the actual report (numbers in millions):
Two hundred and ninety-two million underwater in Quarter #2?
Is that just one of the rabbits that will be suddenly pulled out of a hat ..... (in the spring of) 2013 just as the election campaign kicks into high gear?