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Letter: Christy’s Pre-election electioneering?

Don’t be bamboozled by “pie in the sky promises”

Christy’s Pre-election electioneering?

It’s still a short while before the writ is dropped and the serious electioneering actually starts. However, our illustrious premier seems to jumping the gun.

Several times a day we are told how well the province is doing; how many new jobs were created through her endeavors (222,000 plus/minus not sure where they are); the fantastic savings for average working class families of $900 on MSP premiums (nowhere does she mention the fact that she raised them about three months ago and nowhere does she acknowledge the fact that B.C. is the only province that has an MSP premium); she boasts how well the Liberal government has done and says that in the next four years they will make even greater strides for B.C.

She was caught on some non-disclosed donations. She made a big to-do about paying back $75,000-$100,000. Is this her mea culpa for raking in massive undisclosed donations? Almost like getting caught with a hand in the cookie jar so to speak. Does she think that all B.C. voters are totally blind, dumb and stupid? How about the government’s handling of the teacher situation? Now the government is promising almost anything that relates to education. They will not admit that they screwed up and students, teachers and education as a whole were set back. There is no way that there will be a catch up any time soon.

There is the issue of the balanced budget. If the budget is so balanced where is all of the money coming from to promote education, jobs, infrastructure etc. The simple answer probably is like their federal counterparts, borrow, borrow, borrow. By the end of this year the estimate of indebtedness is said to be between $17,000,000,000 and $30,000,000,000. This is balanced? She’s got a lot of nerve to say “you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet”; watch me in the next four years. Presumptive or what?

You might be thinking, he’s not a Liberal; he must be NDP. At this stage of the game, I cannot really support either party. There is some real digging to be done before the election. It will not be an easy decision either. I encourage all voters to vote with their heads and not their hearts. Don’t be bamboozled by “pie in the sky promises” irrespective of what party promises them!

Ron Barillaro

Penticton

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