NDP can’t be worse, can it?

Conservative talking-points are merely fear-mongering, says letter writer.

To the Editor,

Conservative talking-points are merely fear-mongering: that voting for the anyone but PM Harper’s government will drive Canada into further recession.

All I hear Conservatives do is criticize their opponents’ policy plans to reduce corporate tax-breaks, increase income taxes for the wealthy, and legislate guaranteed annual incomes for all Canadians, supported by mandated liveable minimum wages of $15/hour.

In other words: to share Canada’s wealth.

Sounds good to me.

Contrary to what’s increasingly befallen Canada within the last 40 years: too many citizens stretched between more than one part-time job to make ends meet, working families and their children increasingly relying on food banks, and child poverty—in a wealthy country like Canada?!—still not solved despite promises years ago.

And that’s just for starters.

Nobody could do any worse, and there’s every chance a complete change might be entirely for the better.

As a 62-year-old who’s seen nothing but Conservative and Liberal governments come and go, I don’t mean to hand out any backhanded compliments, but must ask: how much more harm could a federal NDP government do?

Or, put t’other way ‘round: would a federal NDP government be any worse than generations of Liberals and Conservatives in power?

Just because the NDP have never led a federal government, doesn’t mean they are unable; just unproven, yet.

I seem to remember, writing multiple-choice exams, you had to choose the best answer which, somehow, seems akin to voting in a “multiple-choice election.”

Here’s hoping Canada passes the test.

Liz Stonard,

Port Alberni

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