I supported the Liberals in the last election because I honestly believed that there would be some real change in the way government works, but I feel duped, and so does my wallet. The people of Ontario should also be more than concerned about the future of this province as a result of what wasn’t addressed, what has happened in the past budget from this government, and to start asking some serious questions so that their vote is appropriately placed this time around.
For instance the Liberals have:
- Produced a modest $600-million surplus in 2017-18, but it will be quickly replaced by a total of $31.9-billion in deficit spending over the next six years.
- Promised action on having the most expensive automobile insurance rates in the country despite our excellent driving records, yet nothing was done – a promise that has been broken time and time again by the Liberals, and I suspect they knew better than to play that card again this time around (but there’s a few weeks left.
- Sold our ownership of Hydro, and the rates continue to climb at record levels costing us more and more.
- Mildly reduced electricity costs in the short term only to hurt future generations who are expected to recover that money plus the interest to the unnecessary tune of billions of dollars.
- Introduced a timely election budget that pours billions of dollars into services for Ontarians that will reach them over the next 4-6 years that we’ve needed for the entire duration of this government. Specifically I think of support for Mental Health Services as an example. How many suicides could have been prevented if this was not placed on the back burner until an election year budget? Ask the families who have lost someone to mental illness.
- Introduced paid drugs for those who were already covered with private plans. I’m all for paid medication for those that need it, but this poorly planned “blanket” approach must have the insurance companies ecstatic over their savings now that the taxpayer will cover those millions in expenses.
- Once again propped up the failing horse racing industry with our money, and they’ve promised it from your pockets at a rate of $105 million per year for the next 19 years! You do the math on that nonsense.
- Continued to spend our money promoting their involvement in infrastructure projects across this province with self-serving partisan advertising. I don’t need to see expensive road signs patting any government on the back for providing the funds. Wake up people, it’s YOUR money that’s funding those projects, and your government is taking credit for it, and YOU are paying for them to tell you about it.
- Spent more time attacking their opponents rather than simply providing us with a logical, sensible and cost effective platform for another term in government. Kind of like Pepsi VS Coke. If the only way you can sell your product is to damage the reputation of your competitor, you don’t have a product worth a tinker’s damn in the first place.
Let’s be honest, I could be doing this all day my friends, and as for Doug Ford leading the PC Party? Well, he’s backtracked on opening up the Greenbelt, said he’d cut funding to the CBC when it’s federally funded, and continues on with his nonsense without a platform knowing that there are a good number of people out there heading to the polls that just don’t know how to place educated, informed support. He’s banking on it, and those who do support him will pay the price if they put him and his party into office.
I’m just asking the people of this province to get their facts straight, and stop with this “what’s in it for me right now” attitude. This, like every other election is about the successful future of this province, and we can’t afford any more of the types of government we’ve seen flipping back and forth as we have between the dumb and dumber of parties.
There. I’ve had my say.