“I respectfully request you use your authority to halt the present course towards disaster and dissolve the current government. Call together experts in governance and crisis management from educational and other public institutions to develop a plan for moving forward in a new direction, one that ensures input from the people of the province.”
There’s a deeper psychological play at work in the current response to our economic situation, one which threatens countless families and individuals across the province and which is actively being used to counter human potential.
“You can borrow my calculator if need be
It certainly won’t show you 2 + 2 equals 3.”
Even when times are bad, capitalist states pursue policies that benefit capitalist profit.
Sneering elites believe the public is ignorant and in search of easy answers, but we see the broad strokes of immorality and unfairness.
“The Liberal Government’s budget will not see us merely ‘falling through the cracks’ — it will be the hand that pushes us through the cracks.”
“Respectfully, Minister Bennett, the anxiety that you are currently witnessing pre-exists this budget. Your budget has inflamed it.”
“How in the name of God did it all go so unbelievably wrong? Were we all asleep at the switch?”
“We devoted 40 or more years contributing to the well-being of our province and our country…. In our wildest dreams we never envisioned that our government would betray us, put a gun to our heads, and demand that we forfeit our financial security.”
“Let’s work together to make it a better world for our children and their children. Show by example to your children it doesn’t matter where we are in society, we all can work together and do it with respect for each other.”
“I’ve seen many blue and red governments come and go, taking turns at the reins, going around in the same cycles of boom and bust, hope and loss.”
The recent provincial budget highlights structural issues with how services in Labrador are financed. Rather than assigning blame to various governments it is necessary that the provincial and federal governments re-evaluate how services are provided to isolated ‘territories’ lacking self-governance.
“I expect that, as a citizen who chose to make N.L. my home, this government will revisit their budget and roll back the suffocating taxes.”
“The new CEO would be wise to encourage a strong Board of Directors, who are diversified, independent of partisanship, and skilled in visioning and implementation.”
Budget 2016 was not about making tough choices. It was about taking from the poor to protect the rich.
Across the province let us come together on April 29 and show our government that this is not acceptable. Together, let us take back our future and stand against austerity.
“We, the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, will not let that happen!”
“Part-time students should not be punished for making the decisions necessary for themselves and their families to survive and to have a chance at a better future.”
If you can afford to look at this budget in the abstract, you’re well off enough that you can pay a bigger share.
Province-wide, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are concerned and angry about the devastating consequences the Dwight Ball Government’s austerity budget will have on the most vulnerable people in the province and even the working class.