The budget is garnering mixed reactions with the province’s business sector. Business leaders are disappointed to see that the debt issue of the province was not addressed at a time when oil revenues are peaking, and warn that tackling the debt will become much harder in coming years when those oil revenues decline. Finance Minister Tom Marshall playing defence: “They want us to pay down the debt. They also want us to eliminate the payroll tax, which would cost $63 million,” he said. “Everybody wants something. I’m the guy who has to balance it all.”