I do not support the Dunderdale government. The premier and her cabinet seem to miss the essential reasons why we should not to go ahead with
the massively expensive Muskrat Falls project.
In light of the announcement on Dec. 13 that our deficit has tripled to $725 million (three-quarters of a billion dollars since April), it is a no-brainer.
It has to be stopped now.
The time to hold these irresponsible leaders’ feet to the fire has come. Any public support of the Conservatives’ platform encourages further outrageous government spending like we have witnessed for the last four years and which has led to our current ballooning deficit.
Finance Minister Tom Marshall with bold abandonment says soon there will be crucial cuts in provincial government projects and services and there will also be huge layoffs in our civil service. What a nice Christmas gift.
I have a question for Premier Kathy Dunderdale and Minister Marshall: tell us why the current revenues from taxes are the highest in our history, yet we are in the deepest financial hole in our history?
Sadly, we are about to go deeper.
To put a face on all of this, perhaps I can steal a phrase from U.S. President Barack Obama: “We have a fiscal cliff facing us and it is inviting future downgrading by major financial institutions.”
Is it just a coincidence that the finance minister held his press conference on Dec. 13 — or is it an omen of things to come?
Remember the adage: “Give a politician a dollar, and he/she will find ways to spend 10.”
This government has free will running wild and somehow it has to be stopped for the sake of all our futures, especially those of our youth.