Last comic standing
Yip, that Terry Loder is going to be a nearly-unending font of unintentional humour:
Mr. Chairman, this is a time for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to smile. We thank our Premier and entire Cabinet for giving us the opportunity to be masters of our own destiny. We thank you for the largest personal income tax cuts in the Province’s history; a poverty reduction strategy that national anti-poverty leaders acknowledge as a model for the country. We thank you for increased funding for new diagnostic and other medical equipment including a new MRI machine for our local hospital. We thank you for insulin pumps for our children; new prescription drugs for those who need them; record spending on education; the best post-secondary student-aid package in the country; the investing of a multi-billion dollar strategy to improve infrastructure throughout the Province, and many other programs.Proud. Strong. Determined.
Mr. Chairman, the most common question asked to me over the past six months is: How do you like your new job? I tell them: If you like helping people, as I do, this is the perfect job.
Mr. Chairman, like all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, I stand here today proud, strong and determined.
But y'know, Terry, if someone has to give you the opportunity to be master of your own destiny... then you aren't really master of your own destiny, now, are you?