Having just read the propaganda sheet that NDP MLA Bruce Hinkley has in the other local paper, I have to respond to some of the things he has stated.
His headline reads “Alberta’s economy fastest growing, strongest in Canada.” He does not tell you that Alberta also has the fastest growing debt in Canada. This debt is growing by $344 every second, $1.2 million per hour. This amounts to $10,479 for each Albertan. The total debt has reached over $45 billion today and by the year 2020 will be around $96 billion. Most of this debt can be credited to the “New Debt Party.”To stimulate growth by indebting the taxpayers is the socialist way of governing.
Mr. Hinkley states that it is the provinces that have the carbon tax that are leading the economy of our country. He however does not mention that they were also leading the country’s economy long before there was any carbon tax. He also brags about all the jobs that have been created but fails to reveal the fact that most of the jobs are working for the government. Government jobs are a burden on the economy of province. This government has hired more people than any party in the history of Alberta.
The New Debt Party are also providing a grant of $10,000 to farms and ranches to help replace or modify equipment, perform safety assessments or provide safety training for workers. How much this will add to our growing debt no one will know. They do not mention that in the legislation they have right to come on to your property at anytime without a warrant to inspect anything they want and they can even use your computer without your permission. The grants amount to just another attempt by the NDP to buy votes.
The last thing that Mr. Hinkley states in his article is the pipeline construction is ready to start. It has been ready to start for two years. The NDP have done everything in their power to prolong this. Rachel is now talking about investing $2 billion borrowed money in this 60 year old pipeline. It is bad enough that we already have $4.5 billion of borrowed federal money in this pipeline that is ready to be abandoned without throwing Alberta’s money in too. It will never be built if we have two governments running the show.
It’s very funny how a bunch of misfits like the NDP government think that they know what is best for the people of Alberta. They might have a chance to repeat if they would listen to what people tell them but they think that they can force their ideas on us without any repercussions.
James A. Cook