Re: Fraser Institute column, ‘How will B.C.’s NDP pay for deal with Greens?’
Why doesn’t this editorial ask what a liberal balanced budget looks like? They don’t have anymore railroads to sell. Will they keep stealing “dividends” and debt transfers from BC Hydro and ICBC?
What about all the small things that add up, like how much does it cost to renew your drivers license? Small user fees like that have been increasing a lot the past decade or so. Maybe they can increase the MSP some more?
And let’s not forget which party actually implemented the carbon tax in the first place, long before any kind of federal mandate was on the table for that. The NDPs platform has a tax cut for small business from 2.5 to 2%.
I’m so sick of these implications that the BC Liberal party was ever actually “fiscally responsible”. You still hear people bitching and complaining about the fast ferry “boondoggle” in the 90s, as a Kamloopsian, don’t think that Kevin Krueger will ever let you hear the end of it; but when the new Port Mann bridge goes 500 million over its “bottom line, not gonna cost us anymore” price, you don’t hear any bleep about it in the media.
The Fast Ferries cost us 400 million by the way. To conclude, why do we only ever see columns from the Fraser institute on your site Mel? Why is there never a counter point coming from the Broadbent institute or something? Not that an unbiased opinion really exists out there, but where’s the other side of the story?
Note: Good idea, I try to provide a range of opinions, left to right. I will see if I can get access to some of the Broadbent Institute’s material.