Just give us straight answers

As we go into another Alberta election I have questions and concerns. I am tired of the American style of politics that has been played over the last decade, maybe longer. The mudslinging does nothing for me and I am tired of intimidating my children to vote.

As we go into another Alberta election I have questions and concerns. I am tired of the American style of politics that has been played over the last decade, maybe longer. The mudslinging does nothing for me and I am tired of intimidating my children to vote.

I am 52 years old and have voted in every election since I turned 18 but I am getting tired. I am tired of no real answers to questions. I am tired of, when a question is asked, all we hear is how the opposing parties are wrong or have messed things up.

As an Albertan and Canadian, I want real answers to my questions. I want to know how the health-care system is going to be fixed, details on the plan and at what cost. I do not want blind promises.

I want to know where the funds are going to come from and who will lose if we beef up education.

I have attended candidate debates and all I have heard is bashing of the opponents. The more mudslinging that a party does, personally turns me off of that party; whether it be provincial or federal.

I, like most Albertans and Canadians, want the truth. We want it straight up; what you have to offer, what it is going to cost and how you are going to implement it.

I am a diabetic. I see a lot of disparity between the treatment of this disease and others. I see people who have been overweight for years on their third knee replacement, but until last month I had to pay 100 per cent for the insulin that helps me as I am on Alberta Blue Cross.

I do not qualify for assistance as our income fluctuates. I do not want assistance; I want AHC to look at all drugs that help people, not just the cheapest.

I look at my power bill, I look at what we pay for gasoline or diesel; why is it that it goes up immediately when there is a problem in the plants but it takes so long for it to drop once the shortage is no longer there? What are the various parties going to do to fix these issues and other issues and how are they going to pay for it? Raise taxes? What?

Albertans are not stupid, give us something real to make our decisions on. Finally, please stop the mudslinging, we do not want to hear it; we want only the truth. What are you going to do, how and at what cost?

Pat Davis-Fuller

Red Deer

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