Pensions and debt

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Do you know that Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson is lying to you in his letter to the editor (“Pensions and costs,” Jan. 28)?

Increasing Canada Pension plan premiums would not “kill jobs.”

It would provide a more secure retirement income for every Canadian, funded by employers and employees.

True, it would mean paying more now, for better future.

It would also lessen the demand on Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Support which are paid for out of general tax revenue.

The Conservatives have added $160 billion to the national debt. That's not a tax cut. That’s deferring taxes, plus interest.

Canadians simply can’t afford this short term, whatever-gets-us-reelected, so-called “conservative” thinking.

Stephan Simon

Saskatoon

Organizations: Conservatives

Geographic location: Saskatoon

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