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New Brunswick Votes 2010

Election Promise Calculator

What will election promises cost?

The Election Promise Calculator is designed to be a rough tool to illustrate the impact of campaign promises made during the election and the impact they will have on the existing budgetary pressures.

The slider is using the New Brunswick government's estimate that the 2010-11 budget will have a $749 million deficit. This fiscal year has already started but the deficit figure will be impacted by any immediate decisions taken after the Sept. 27 election. It also offers the most accurate figures available for departmental spending and tax revenues.


Taxes

In order to cut taxes, drag the slider to the right and watch the deficit increase. Or move the slider to the left and watch the deficit shrink.

  • Corporate Income Tax

  • Harmonized Sales Tax

  • Personal Income Tax

  • Gasoline and Motive Fuels Tax

Taxes Total:

Notes:

This is a rough calculator to illustrate the impact of the spending and tax promises made by the political parties during the New Brunswick election campaign.

The calculator does not take into account any dramatic swings in federal transfer payments or unexpected events.

All spending and revenue estimates are based on the latest budget tabled in December 2009.

Services

In order to increase spending, drag the slider to the right and watch the deficit increase. Or cut spending by moving the slider to the left and watch the deficit shrink.

  • Health Care

  • Education

  • Environment

  • Business New Brunswick

  • Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission

  • Regional Development Corp.

  • Social Development

  • Transportation

Services Total:
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