Editor: Only two parties have run Canada federally and P.E.I. provincially — Liberals and Conservatives. On the federal side, taxpayers have paid billions into pension funds. Bill C-78 was federally passed. Surplus pension funds (approximately $28 billion) were removed and assigned to anything but pensions.
Governments’ incompetency and broken promises in P.E.I. and Canada wide have left billions in shortfalls for pensions. Things are so critical according to Finance Minister Wes Sheridan that he is attempting to have all Canadians contribute more into the CPP pension. He wants taxpayers to pay for something government skimmed funds from and which taxpayers have already paid for once.
Has any P.E.I. government diverted funds for various projects when return rates were sky high? The P.E.I. Liberals are afraid to empower the electorate by allowing it to spend a decent income to stimulate the economy choosing instead to tax us to death and force people to leave P.E.I. to make a living, having us believe it is the fault of EI cuts.
Mr. Sheridan will not index personal income tax because it would cost him a few million which would hamper his balancing the budget. P.E.I. is $2.8 billion in the hole and you have never balanced a budget. Perhaps you should start controlling government’s wasteful spending binges.
We often hear many people must choose between medication, food or heat. The pressure on food banks is enormous. Mr. Sheridan and his party need not worry about money as they got a three per cent raise last year, which vastly surpasses our most vulnerable citizens’ raises. He can crank up the heat at home and jump into his big truck which is filled with fuel thanks to the taxpayers of P.E.I. After all the taxpayers have given, he is still not satisfied.
Are these facts malarkey or the truth?
Gary A O MacKay,