June 15th, 2024

Budget lacks vision to restore Canada’s reputation, says Thomas


By Al Beeber - Lethbridge Herald on April 9, 2022.

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com

MP Rachael Thomas says the cost of living will continue to skyrocket after the Liberal government announced the federal budget Thursday.
“The NDP-Liberal government has doubled down on their uncontrolled borrowing and higher taxes. The budget projects more than $56 billion in new spending. Sadly, this will offer short-term relief followed by long-term pain. The cost of living will continue to skyrocket due to inflation and those who are already struggling will bear the brunt of it,” the Lethbridge MP said in a statement.
“Think about what this means for Lethbridge. We currently have the highest level of child poverty in the province and foodbanks are already overwhelmed by the present demand. Imagine what will happen when more and more people are unable to afford to pay their bills and feed their families.
“To control inflation, you have to control spending. To put it simply, the government has failed. Mr. Trudeau is continuing his tax-and-spend agenda to satisfy the demands of the NDP made during their backroom negotiations,” added Thomas.
Thomas said with inflation at its highest rate in 30 years, the Liberal/NDP coalition is “pouring gasoline on the fire.”
Instead of growing the middle class like he promised, Trudeau through his policies is making it more difficult to make ends meet, never mind achieve financial gains, said the MP.
“The Prime Minister promised to grow the middle class, but in reality, his policies are making it more and more difficult for Canadians to make ends meet, let alone make financial gains.
“Many have come into my office, heating bill in hand and tears in their eyes, because the cost of heating their homes is overwhelming,” said Thomas.
“It’s not hard to spend money-especially when its someone else’s. It seems the NDP-Liberal solution to everything is spend, spend, spend, but since when is the amount of money spent a credible metric for success? Never! Success is not measured based on how many government cheques are written. Success is measured based on what’s achieved by that spending.
“People are always better off when they are empowered to be masters of their own destiny, not slaves to an over-taxing government.”
Thomas said the budget has no vision to restore Canada’s reputation on the world stage and doesn’t include a plan to harness the economic power of the country’s natural resources and create wealth.
“The NDP-Liberals like to say they have Canadians’ backs, but all of this excessive spending is driving up the price of goods and crushing the value of hardworking Canadians’ dollars. This is the very opposite of care, compassion, and support,” said the MP.
“So, what is the solution? Less government and more Canada. It is not a leader, a political party, or the government that is going to restore economic prosperity and future success for this country-It is the Canadian people.
“Despite the misguided agenda of the federal government, I remain confident in our future because I remain confident in Canadians.”

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