By Letter to the Editor on January 9, 2020.
Sorry, Mr. Kenney, I’m not buying it. More pipelines, more oil and gas sales, more anger, more blame and hate; more cuts for people’s services and more subsidies to corporations. It all boils down to more “growth;” more profit for banks and shareholders, and more crocodile tears for “investors.” More lobby for the one per cent and less for workers.
Less income since the 1980s, less wages, less union representation, less accountability, less transparency. It’s all about the big squeeze on workers. Where are the jobs promised with corporate tax cuts? Where are the benefits for dropping the minimum wage? The story has been gross increases for CEOs, shareholders and bankers. Where do those profits come from? We all have to pay back more than we borrow – so borrowing is a trap. Credit cards and tax cuts push “overspending.” Workers and the poor need money to live; the rich just pamper their egos.
Constant insistence on growth in GDP is anti-human, it is a fantasy that capitalism has oversold to the benefit of global finance. Corporate globalism has shown to be a failure. The workers recession has provided 93 per cent growth for the assets of the one per cent. The rest of us lost it all to them, and they refuse to even pay taxes! It’s a “restriction of their freedom.”
We get less health care, less education, less government services, less interest in the common needs, less transparency, less political responsibility – all at more cost. The big con of the PC is their service to wealth, not to the common people. PC fixation is on more growth – without the winners paying for it. If the political fixers and corporate lobby find a solution to oilpatch cleanup and climate change, you know who’s paying for it. Not the one per cent.