Step right up, folks

And now we present the Great Lordini and the spectacular vanishing Prosperity Plan.

It will thrill you, and chill you like nothing you have ever seen.

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Yes, folks. Right before your eyes the Lord government has dropped the Prosperity Plan. I just searched the archives of the local newspapers going back three weeks and nary a mention. Nothing on the PC web site and nothing in Google News.

It’s like it just vanished.

This sacred document whose title was envoked every time the Premier or a Cabinet minister said more than three words, has just vanished – up in smoke.

I find this completely baffling.

You know in the bible, when they end prayers with ‘amen’. Anything out of government ended in ‘this is part of the Prosperity Plan’. We painted the new government trucks blue and ‘this is part of the Prosperity Plan’. We spent 90 bucks on a burger and ‘this is part of the Prosperity Plan’.

Of course, the beginning of the end of the PP came with the introduction of the 5 in 5. Oh not all at once and not in any flashy way to be sure but over time ‘this is part of the Prosperity Plan’ became “this is part of the 5 in 5” and that’s where we stand today.

Of course, our old friend smelled a rat after the State of the Province address way back in February.

But some of us are more naive than others.

I can’t believe they scuttled the Prosperity Plan.

What’s the purpose of having a ‘plan’ and ‘targets’ if you just scrap them when it starts to become evident you will never hit them.

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0 Responses to Step right up, folks

  1. David Campbell says:

    From the TJ this am:

    When the Tory platform is released in full, it will channel the premier’s ‘Five in Five’ initiative he introduced at the State of the Province address earlier this year.

    Tom Bateman, a political scientist at St. Thomas University, says setting specific goals with deadlines is both useful and effective politically.

    “I think they are very helpful things for governments and their administrative support, as well as citizens who seek to hold them to account,” Bateman said.

    Bateman likes how the Tories have packaged their agenda.

    “It’s really important for government to set achievable objectives and to be held accountable for them,” he said.

    Rodney Weston, the premier’s chief of staff, said Five in Five will be the framework for the party platform.

    “The premier is very much goal oriented. We believe you can’t get somewhere unless you know where you’re going.”

    You see? The great Lordini. Bateman goes to great lengths talking about the importance of setting goals and never mentions the Prosperity Plan. Weston tells us Lord is ‘goal oriented’.

    At least until it’s clear those goals won’t be met.

  2. MonctonLandlord says:

    No prosperity in this post:

    Don’t people ask why the Province is in downward spiral?

    Just 2 nights ago, I was at Miss Cue having a beer, and to my surprise, the bartender announced that she had just given her 2 week notice that same day.

    After this initial shock, she was a bartender for at least a year…. I thought she was poached by a call center. But no, she said that after a year after graduating with an MBA-UNB, she was fed-up going to Insurance sales interviews, entry-level call center jobs… and decided to put her degree to good use, in Calgary.