Hey, remember when David Kawarcki was all about Saskatchewan getting "debt free in a decade"
You know, it was his big complaint after the Saskatchewan Budget:
One of the more interesting ideas to emerge from Thursday's budget debate was Liberal Leader David Karwacki's goal of making Saskatchewan "debt-free in a decade.''
Karwacki's view is that billion-dollar windfalls from non-renewable resource revenues should be used, not for ongoing operations, like health and education, but for permanent debt reduction.
With the province shelling out more than $500 million a year in interest payments, Karwacki says paying down the debt would free up half a billion bucks a year for future economic and social development programs.
And he made it part of a big speech as reported by prairie fire:
We need to get to work to become debt-free in a decade. To leave this province a better place than we found it for our children.
John Murney over at his blog thought it was a great idea:
Saskatchewan could probably be debt free in about 10-15 years. Wiping out the debt in 10 years is very ambitious. I commend Karwacki for at least having the vision and the gumption to suggest the idea.
It is mentioned on the Liberal website here:
And on one of his candidate's sites here:
This $400 million dollar infrastructure investment would be funded through the sale of SaskFerco. Additional funds from the sale would be directed towards debt reduction along with our plan to be debt free in a decade.
Our plan for becoming Debt Free in a Decade will give us the flexibility we need to leave our children and grandchildren with a bright future full of opportunity.
One place where it doesn't appear?
The Liberal Platform which has exactly $0 for debt reduction. That's right, not a single cent over 4 years.
Is Karwacki just stupid and forgot all of his promises and all of his speeches?
Or was he just full of shit to begin with?