Only someone who believes in the backwards economics of socialism could feel threatened by another's economic prosperity.
It reminds me of the opening chapters of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged." It's been years since I read it, but as I recall, it began when a socialistic government forces it's nation's few healthy profitable transportation companies to hand over their profits to a bunch of unhealthy but politically connected transportation companies.
Unsurprisingly, that's the position adopted by newly minted Federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair towards the oilpatch-fueled economic prosperity in Alberta and, lately, of Saskatchewan. Speaking last week to CBC Mulcair likened our Energy Sector to a disease, and blamed it for the decline of central Canada's manufacturing sector.
This is Socialism 101. Obviously if you are successful, you must be cheating someone, somewhere, and it's the State's job to redistribute your wealth to the less successful. If you, dear reader, believe this, you're as misinformed as ol' Thomas.
University of Calgary economist, Professor Frank Atkins, says Mulcair would FAIL economics 101 with the stuff he's saying.
- Video LINK: Frank Atkins Interview
Bahahahahahahaa! As if that'll happen.
I'm worried that people who believe Mulcair's nationally divisive line of crap will one day grant him the power, through the polls, to control the Canadian Economy and ruin it the way socialists ruined the economies of the European Union... or California... or Saskatchewan.