In response, SNP backbenchers will most likely pretend their leaders can do no wrong, while many opposition MSPs will denounce their every word. The mutual hostility will probably only get worse as we get closer to the referendum.
But whether you love or loathe the current SNP government, and however you intend to vote next year, there are certain priorities which are shared across almost the political spectrum, and certain assumptions which governments of every stripe make.
Growth is a good example.
The success or failure of an economy is measured only in terms of growth - more economic activity is always welcomed, regardless of its nature and regardless of the kind of impact it has on people's health, on society, or on the environment.
Generating more wealth in the economy is always seen as good, regardless of how it's generated or how fairly it's shared.
Yet valuable activity which doesn't result in financial transactions is simply ignored.
So when Ministers boast about positive GDP figures, or when opposition parties vent fury about bad ones, remember what those figures mean. Remember that GDP can go up when cars crash, when families break down, even when crime levels rise.
GDP includes the success of the inspiring small business down your street, and that of the global arms trade. It counts the profits made from junk food and fad diets, but ignores the economic, health and environmental benefits of the plot-holder growing her own spuds.
The obsession with growth helps to create an ever-growing gap between rich and poor, while the social and environmental costs of economic activity are generally heaped on the people who gain the least of the material benefit.
This is a problem that the Green movement has been pointing out for years, so I'm glad that we'll have the chance to debate it this week at Holyrood.
AFTER the debate on the programme for government, there will be a debate about Oxfam's new report, Our Economy.
It challenges the narrow model of GDP growth, and sets out alternative approaches, such as Oxfam's Humankind Index.
Working toward economic recovery can't simply mean getting back to business as usual in a failed market-led economic model; it means facing questions from social justice and sustainability to the welfare system and taxation.
But above them all is one crucial question - what does economic success even mean? The answer cannot just be growth.
The failure of that idea has left a terrible legacy - let's not repeat our mistakes.