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SOUND OFF -- April 20, 2013

He giveth and he taketh away

Mr. Selinger is playing a shell game. He gives the low wage earners an increase in their hourly rate and then he takes it all away with the increase in the provincial sales tax.

Being led to slaughter

What tricky beasts we have in our provincial government. They impose one per cent PST on all purchases, even house insurance, but they give us seniors a break on school taxes. What hogwash! Where will they get $50 million to make up for the school taxes?

Adjusting the law to suit you

Here we go again, if the law doesn’t suit you, you just change it. At least that’s what the NDP seems to think is the proper thing to do. I might be way off base but isn’t that a dictatorship in action?

Don’t like the law? Change it!

This latest move by the NDP is just further proof that politicians are completely unable to tell the truth. They promised no new taxes in order to get elected, they have failed us and will break their own laws in order to force this latest increase on us. When will we as taxpayers say enough is enough and force a law into effect that will allow us the ability to recall elections when we are flat out deceived?

A huge difference

The federal Conservatives campaigned and were elected by farmers on a platform to give farmers the freedom to market their grains when and to whomever they wish. The provincial NDP campaigned and were elected on a platform that they would not raise taxes and in particular not to raise the PST.

Broken promises

Was it not the Manitoba NDP that promised in the last provincial election that they wouldn’t raise PST and would balance the deficit by 2015? I hope Manitobans see the NDP in a new light since the release of the 2013 budget and take it into consideration when they cast a ballot in the next general election.

We will need that roof over our homeless heads

It’s a good thing that the NDP is giving $2 million to the Keystone Centre to fix the leaky roof. It will work well as a homeless shelter for the city when we run out of the already absent affordable housing. Throw in a one per cent tax increase and we may as well have the soup kitchen located in there, too.

Eight per cent food for thought

Has anyone sat back and listened to all the unions advertising throughout Manitoba? Do you realize how much our unions are supported, either directly or indirectly, through our NDP government? Do you realize how much is wasted on contracts forcing contractors to use unions whether it is to build a floodway or build dams for hydro? Yes, we have flooding and infrastructure issues, but we need to turn the tap off once and for all.

What an example to the youth of this province!

Does anybody find it strange the NDP government can change the law requiring a referendum on PST increases in one day? Meanwhile they will drag their feet on other laws! These guys are entitled to their tax increases. Last election Mr. ‘one per cent’ promised no new taxes. Instead of reducing the bloated army of union workers and assorted NDP backers on the government payroll, they chose to raise taxes. These guys are role models for young Manitobans?

Who will make up the difference?

Regarding the NDP promise that seniors will be given a break on paying school taxes. Let me first state that I agree seniors should not have to pay school taxes. We do know, however, that school divisions want more operating money every year. If a fairly large segment of the population no longer pays school taxes, where is the shortfall going to come from?

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 20, 2013

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I don't get why people in Manitoba continue vote them in. They rarely look to grow the province.

The NDPs promises were big fat lies. Why would Manitoba ever trust them again?

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He giveth and he taketh away

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