By Letter to the Editor on February 22, 2019.
I look forward to our next Alberta election. We have a leader with balanced gender cabinet and progressive ideas. Ms. Notley is more than capable of competing with Mr. Kenney. He is a reactionary who comes from a place of fear. He promotes fear of government, fear of regulation, fear of taxes. He comes out of the U.S./Harper school of libertarianism – a clearly failed theory that is crumbling the U.S. internally and externally. The “greed is good” theory has been tried and failed. Must we continue the Hollywood cowboy fantasy?
Mr. Kenney wants to take us backward by clinging to a theory of “less is more”: less workers’ wages means more shareholder profits, more tech robotics and less jobs for people, more casino financial gambling means a less secure economy, more fuzzy thinking means less down-to-earth income and less local stability. The more we export the less we have for ourselves: top-quality food, less developed industry, and all the profit going to the transnational corporations.
Ms. Notley has shown she serves Albertans. Mr. Kenney’s resume’ reveals he works for big money – the rich. Jason wants to cut, cut and cut. If he was in the medical business he would be a surgeon, he loves the knife. Give him a block of wood and he would end up with a pile of chips with no creative vision. What does he propose to do with the money he cuts?
He gives it to the rich through privatization. We have seen this in the past conservative crowd. Who wins? The Kochs, American CEOs, advisers to the finance ministers (CCCE and Chamber of Commerce). Conservatives cut the Arrow, the Canadian Wheat Board, co-ops, and cut the worker’s voice – unions. Are you better off today than before Klein, Harper and Ford?