Everything but the real issues

Again we are spending over $300 million to have another federal election. Isn’t demon-ocracy (sic) wonderful?

Again we are spending over $300 million to have another federal election. Isn’t demon-ocracy (sic) wonderful?

Again we get to listen to politicians address the same lame issues as we have listened to for decades. For decades one of the main issues has been health care and how much more we need to spend on that money pit. We hear about a need for more daycare spaces. And, again we hear some more yap about tax breaks. Of course it is all so much BS.

Regarding health care; no one is asking why we need so much health care. What is poisoning us? Well, I can tell you for sure that legal additives to our environment are major causes and yet politicians never talk about: Aspartame, Bisphenol-A, depleted uranium, fluoride, MSG, nuclear power and other toxic electricity issues.

Pharmaceuticals, and, yes folks, even cellphones are making you sick but nobody talks about that.

What about the need for more daycare spaces? My question is: why are so many moms having to work outside the home just to make ends meet? That is the issue. Why do companies get to cut back their permanent employees to part time and blithely reduce the economic circumstances of hundreds of people?

No politician speaks about that. No politician speaks out against the ‘dead peasant’ life insurance policies a big box store takes out on its employees; making money off the poor employee on near starvation wages and worked to death. What politician has suggested there be higher standards for hours and wages for workers?

And, lastly, the issue of taxes comes up. A hundred years ago, the country was prosperous when we had little to no taxes and fewer politicians. Now Canada is a war-mongering service-based economy that is not self-sustaining with an onerously expensive government. Canadians are drifting into poverty and the country spends yet more on war and an election that again does not address the real issues.

Oh, Canada, what has become of thee?

Gertjan Zwiggelaar

Red Deer