Canadians deserve a lot better then they’re getting

The federal government is mismanaging our tax dollars miserably

Folks, you know by now that I don’t care for the way our politicians are promising the world for us, but the fact of the matter is that all they’re able to accomplish is to go from one scandal to another and mismanage our tax dollars miserably.

To my surprise, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl sent a propaganda letter trying to explain the Canadian Economic Action Plan, #EAP14.

He explains the 2014  Canada Action Plan as:

• Keep taxes low on families and businesses, rejecting calls from both the NDP and Liberals hike on taxes

• Constrain departmental spending in Ottawa, keeping us on track to balanced budgets in 2015

• Support Canadian priorities such as health care by increasing transfer payments to B.C. to a record $5.8 billion – up 27 per cent since the last Liberal government

• Help connect Canadians with available jobs

Now I would like to ask Mr. Strahl about the fiasco his government created with the temporary foreign  workforce. Does that create the jobs for Canadians?

Further, how will Mr. Strahl’s government explain the raises in tobacco, liquor, gasoline and many raises in service fees? (All they are is hidden taxes).

How does Mr. Strahl explain why a family of four needs $17.02 an hour for a 35 hour work week in 2014? That is a four per cent rise on the $16.37 rate in 2012 and $156 more a month then they had to pay each only two years ago.

The fact of the matter is that your government’s inability to reach a balanced budget has caused every Canadian to be on the hook for around $60,000 individually for our national debt.

Last, but not least, Mr. Strahl you ask us if we support the Conservative government’s tax plan for jobs and economic growth. In my case, it is a very loud “NO.”

Canadians deserve a hell of a lot better then we are getting.

Yukon Eric Holopainen,

Hope, B.C.

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