Substance matters in federal politics

Editor:

Whenever there is an election due or a new leader for a political party is considered, whether that party is federal, provincial or a municipal mayor, the first qualification is how that person presents himself to the media.

Consider the last federal election. The hair boy, young, charming, outgoing. On the other side was a stoic, reserved and short in people skills leader. The hair boy won the election.

Now consider the question of substance. The stoic, reserved and short in people skills leader grew up in an environment that you had to earn your own way. You didn’t buy anything you could not afford. You payed your debts and you finished what your started no matter how difficult it became.

The hair boy never had to worry a day in his life about money. Daddy was there to provide and bail him out of financial need if required. He had trouble completing anything whether it was going to school or holding down a job for any length of time.

As the hair boy was elected as prime minister of Canada, we can now see that his attitude for money has not changed, except now he has access to the national treasury – $10 million here, #100 million there, just to open the vault a little further.

When the treasury is depleted, Canada goes into a deposit situation. The only way to replenish the treasury is to raise taxes. More tax burdens for the Canadian taxpayer.

First he tried to raise taxes on the small businesses in Canada. When the small businesses revolted, and it became nation wide, the hair boy and minister of finance retreated.

Second came the attempt to raise taxes was on employee benefits as asinine tax that could never ever be collected.

The hair boy promised to reduce taxes to the middle class during the election. He and his multi-millionaire finance minister will find another way to burden the Canadian taxpayer to cover an out-of-control government spending habit.

This is what happens when you elect a person who has no concept of fiscal responsibilities.

Sincerely,

Gary Hemmerling

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