Where is the money going?
I believe, like a growing number of Albertans, that the taxation system has to change in this province.
The present system favours the rich and powerful of our society, and the resource-based budget is robbing Peter to pay Paul because every time the resource industry takes a hit on the world market, key social institutions, public education, heath care, social services, etc., are cut back while corporations, like the oil industry, keep getting taxpayers’ money.
Our government has money to help pay for a new hockey arena in Edmonton to the tune of $130 million, $200 million to private/charter schools, and millions to send our MLAs to Hades and back on political junkets while cutting back on nursing staff, hospital nurses and public school teachers.
The general public should look up a letter from the Alberta Association of Seniors Helping Seniors newsletter (Straight Talk by Alberta’s Seniors) because the citizens of this province have to make some fundamental changes in the way our money, via our national resources and taxation, is saved and spent.
George E. Thatcher