A couple of videos related the the oil disaster in the Gulf: one funny and one serious.
The Alberta government is floating trial balloons about the possibility of a sales tax in Alberta. I don’t know if there’s ever been a riot in this province, but if they did that, there would be. The Alberta government does have revenue issues and a sales tax might solve them.
The flagrant display of incompetence and greed shown by British Petroleum (BP) in the Gulf of Mexico right now is nothing short of sickening. It’s no wonder people hate oil companies these days. Of course they’re not all like BP, but BP isn’t helping any of them.
The 2009 Alberta budget deficit hasn’t made anyone happy. Alberta’s suffering from the huge drop in oil prices. Is the rest of the world gloating?