The Conservatives came up with still another not so elaborate lie to get elected in the last election. Fairness for everyone was the mantra.
The published a glossy PDF which outlined very high, impossible royalty figures that were supposed to be Alberta's future.
During the last election when the document was published I put up on the blog that the regime held nothing for Alberta Taxpayers. The blog isn't a main stream news paper so, it went unheeded.
When asked for his view of royalty by the media, Kevin Taft threw his apron over his face and ran for the wings. A great opportunity lost.
When the Conservatives recently announced changes to the farce they call a regime I bounced them on this blog and across the world as being the liars they are.
Now, Ron Liepert is running around the country giving dog and pony shows about reducing royalty rates. He is saying there will be still more changes.
Here is the trick:
As the price of oil ropes in these impossible figures they put up in that election document, Liepert goes out for positive press saying he is reducing royalties.
The point of all this is as it was before. There was never any intention of doing anything but reduce royalty. They hammered this home when they changed Alberta's take from US dollars to Canadian dollars in that same document.
Who's fault is all this??
It is my mind the fault lies directly with those people who did not bother to vote. They were in sufficient numbers they could have beat the Conservatives as in no contest.