Taxes driving people into abject poverty

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Wes Sheridan, whose only policy to reduce or eliminate the deficit is to once more increase taxes. His latest move is to increase property taxes by two per cent which are already higher than most other Maritime provinces.

I’m not sure what his overall plan is, but I can tell him in no uncertain terms, it’s not working. This is a finance minister who invested $4.3 million in a gaming project. Geo Sweep has to date failed twice in the U.K. market, but Mr. Sheridan hangs on by his fingernails hoping it will pick up. He is gambling with our money, he is losing and coming back to us for more.

It cannot continue Mr. Sheridan, people simply cannot afford more tax increases, you are driving many people into abject poverty. It’s time you looked at your out of control spending, stop blaming the feds, the economy, the weather or the opposition. It’s time for you to take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror.

If you can’t manage the province’s finances then turn it over to someone who can.

I can’t speak for all Islanders, however, for myself and my wife, we are seriously looking at moving to Nova Scotia where seniors are treated a little better.

On the bright side , maybe the potato industry’s deep irrigation wells will strike oil and solve your problems. At least they’ll have as much chance as Geo Sweep.

F. Ben Rodgers,

Hunter River

Geographic location: Maritime, U.K., Nova Scotia Hunter River

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