Rachel Notley and the NDP came to power in in Alberta four years ago. Here’s why we can’t allow them to have another four years.
- The NDP inherited a mess in 2015, mostly caused by a collapse in world oil prices, and also the wild spending Progressivists in the former government. But while the petroleum industries in other jurisdictions around the world have long since recovered, Alberta’s continues to bleed investment and jobs due to the NDPs anti-business policies. Don’t believe Rachel Notley’s “fighting for pipelines” rhetoric. In fact, as recently as a couple of months ago, Rachel Notley hired another oil industry hating activist as an advisor to her government. Until her phony recent “conversion”, she’s always fought against Alberta’s petroleum industry. Under an NDP government, investment,and jobs will continue to go elsewhere, and, as used to be the case in Saskatchewan, Alberta’s youth will get luggage sets for graduation.
- The NDP promised a balanced budget this year, and instead we are again facing a huge deficit, or annual shortfall, which will bring Alberta’s accumulated debt to nearly $50 billion. Almost all of that debt was accumulated under the NDP. Another four years of Rachel Notley and the NDP, and Albertans are facing a provincial debt of nearly $100 billion.Who will pay for it?
I’ve had this conversation with most of my grandchildren, and you might want to have the conversation with your children and grandchildren, because they’re the ones that are going to pay for Alberta’s debt.
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You young people should know that $100 billion is $25,000 for every person in Alberta. But older people that are out of the workplace, like me, and even people in the later stages of their career, will not be around to pay that debt. It’s young people like you that will be responsible for our share of the debt as well as yours, so at the end of another four years of the NDP, your share will be closer to $30,000 to $40,000. That’s a degree, or a brand-new car, or a down payment on a house.
Young people have compassion for those that need help, and that’s a very good thing. But when taxes go pay interest on government debt, the money cannot go to help the needy; instead it goes to banks, and other lenders.
When a government’s debt gets out of control, here’s what happens. Justin Trudeau’s father, Pierre Trudeau (Justin’s father is on the right, his buddy Fidel Castro, a communist dictator, on the left), began putting Canada into serious debt in the late 1960s, borrowing as if money grew on trees. No government in the following 25 years tried to stop it, and by the mid-1990s, or 25 years ago, nearly 40%, or 40 cents of every dollar raised in taxes went to paying interest on the debt, instead of being available for social programs. Finally, when Canada was about to go bankrupt, a Canadian government stopped reckless spending and started paying off the debt.
Now, 25 years later, Justin Trudeau is following in his father’s footsteps and borrowing Canada back into more debt, something he promised not to do, and something for you to remember this October when we have a federal election.
But Rachel Notley is doing exactly the same thing to Alberta’s finances and to your future. There’s an election tomorrow, and you need to think carefully about how you vote. Because federally or provincially, it’s about your debt, and your future.
Today, the day before the election, I’m happy to report that most of my grandchildren have voted, (the 16 year old is ticked off because 16 year olds can’t vote), and they voted for change,
I’m Dave Reesor