By Lethbridge Herald on August 2, 2018.
I am still amazed how socialists continue to make excuses for the performance of the NDP government. Some commentators have made false assumptions; I am not a signed-up conservative, I hold no membership in any party, my only memberships being in the UAW and more recently the UFCW. I am foremost an Albertan who is very concerned about the long-term viability of our once proud province.
Our government is one that continues to throw our money at problems without thinking it through. There seems to be an assumption by too many voters that somehow the government knows what it’s doing where evidence shows they do not. Evidently some people are only too happy when the government comes up with our money to resolve issues. What happens when the money runs out? I get the feeling that socialists firmly believe the money will never run out. In the end there is only one taxpayer to bear this cost and it’s ordinary people. The government demands that we pay taxes. I think we have the right to demand a say in how those taxes are decided and where that money should go. The carbon tax is a prime example. We did not get the chance to vote on it. It was imposed shortly after the NDP were elected and without any consultations.
We have had our credit rating reduced because the NDP don’t have a trustworthy financial plan. They admit we will have an unpayable debt of $100 billion if they could only remain in power. Do the math. I shake my head at the irresponsibility of spending just to please supporters. We have started borrowing money to pay our regular operating costs.
A report from only a few days ago shows the wait times for seniors to enter long-term care has grown steadily worse since the NDP were given power. These are all failures by any measure. It’s no secret that the NDP racked up only 19.3 per cent support in a Citizen Society Research Lab poll. We cannot continue to cover or make excuses for poor performance or incompetence. With more taxes, ordinary people see costs going up and up. All businesses pass on taxes to their customers, so we end up paying multiple times over. Time to say enough. The good news is that in 10 months we voters have a chance to take back our province and regain hope.