By Letter to the Editor on January 21, 2020.
Let’s look at our “Money” Conservative party. Show us the money! What? No debt. What? No support. What? No medical. What? No education. What? No home.
They are cutting the corporate income taxes which the workers bear the cost of by not having a job. This will help our debt! How? $4 billion per year is lost to pay the debt that the Conservatives built over the last 15 or more years but they will save us. The savings will come off the backs of you and me, the common people, while they go their merry way with expenses for travel, hotels and holidays. No debt, but for them, not us. I do not see an increase in my pay structure so I can retire and have a life while I am alive.
What is happening to supporting the seniors, the children, the homeless, the disabled, the sick and the underprivileged? First, the budget will cost more for care from the professionals because the government is cutting budgets in the public sector which will reduce the efficiency of the service. Workers who already do a workload of two people will have to do more. I have worked with professionals who worked two “full-time” jobs and a “part-time” job to support their families. The family has food, a roof but no parent. Aren’t we lucky?
Look what they want to do to seniors. They have taken away the ability for a spouse who is 65 to look after the partner who needs them because they cannot work. They also want to take away our pensions by removing it from Canada where we got eight per cent interest to a company in Alberta that will get us three per cent. Are we really that stupid as a province to believe that this province that is in debt will help us? I hope not.
Seniors need to look to the truth and not the lies of Alberta looking after them. If the province was, seniors would not feel that they cannot give up their jobs to survive. Look at all the seniors still working because they have to. Alberta is not as kind as they say. Seniors pay more for medication when they end up in a seniors home. Where are the regulations? Not there.
From a parent and senior.