As a taxpaying Central Albertan, I was very dismayed to read in our newspaper that Michael Ignatieff and the Liberal Party has “Vowed to cancel stealth fighter deal” — an arrangement to supply our armed forces with the latest in F-35 Lightning II jet fighters to replace our very much aging CF-18s.
The world we live in, on the global stage, can be very quick and violent. How better to be prepared for our future than with a Harper-government initiated purchase of 65 Stealth F-35s at an estimated cost of $14 billion? And yet Ignatieff politically appears to have a problem.
My memory takes me back a few months ago when we taxpaying voters were to experience an “open House of Commons” vote on the abolishment of the gun registry bill, a bill brought in by former Liberals, which of course Ignatieff must support, an ineffective program that has cost Canadian taxpayers over $1 billion or more a year.
Ignatieff “ordered” all MPs to vote by party, totally negating the “open vote” — the abolishment of the gun registry was defeated by only two votes in our parliamentary House.
The $1 billion or more of our tax dollars wasted every year on gun registry would, after 14 years, provide us with sea-to-sea protection with the Stealth Fighters at no cost!
Sorry folks, don’t quite get it.
But I do know one thing — daddy didn’t raise no fool, or even how to vote.