Election lies about the NDP

Recent letter writer Bob Larson correctly states that Thomas Mulcair and the NDP will raise the corporate taxes by two per cent

Recent letter writer Bob Larson correctly states that Thomas Mulcair and the NDP will raise the corporate taxes by two per cent to 17 per cent, but he fails to note that corporate taxes will still be less than they were in 2008 when they were 19.5 per cent and lower than when they dropped from 18 per cent in 2010 to the current 15 per cent in 2012.

How does Prime Minister Stephen Harper intend to achieve balanced budgets when he reduces tax revenue? Answer: cut services.

The writer invokes the oft-used finger point at the B.C. NDP of the 1990s.The old adage applies that if you tell an untruth often enough it will appear to be true. In fact, in 2001, the B.C. NDP left the B.C. Liberals with a surplus of $1.573 billion. This data is easily found with any search engine.

The Liberals then fudged a $5.2B structural deficit that many believe to this day despite published data to the contrary.

And those Alberta NDPers. They’ve had six months to undo decades of Conservative fiscal mismanagement and what was once a much boasted Heritage Fund worth several billions is nowhere to be found. The economic woes of Alberta are not the fault of the present government despite Harper’s rhetoric.

Those nasty NDPers. Brought in Medicare. Refuse to stand in contempt of Parliament. Won’t support incurring more debt than the current $170B.

Won’t support omnibus legislation. Won’t promise $1 billion G8 summits, or more $50 million gazebos. They have no senators undergoing criminal investigation. The nerve of them.

Apparently they care about seniors, health and pharmacare costs and hungry school kids. They actually want the working poor to have affordable day care.

They’re demanding that corporations buck up and the rich 20 per cent pay their fair share of taxes instead of hiding money offshore while collecting home renovation grants. What can they be thinking?

Yes, watch out for the NDP indeed. If we don’t watch out, they’ll turn Canada into a respected, transparent democracy where Canadians care for their fellow man and where there exists fair, equal taxation. Who in their right mind wants that?

Dana J. McComberNanoose Bay

Just Posted

Town of Qualicum Beach to sell more than $5M in real estate

Sales to pay for recent real estate purchases, including St. Andrews Lodge

Living with obsessive compulsive disorder

The Big Read: Vancouver Island mom calls for more mental health services as son battles OCD

Parksville councillor says info more ‘forthcoming’ in the future on supportive housing project

Leanne Salter said she was ‘kept in the dark’ on details about 222 Corfield St. South

CanUS Jazz Band back for Morningstar Farm event in Parksville

Morningstar Farm’s annual jazz concert takes place July 15

REPLAY: B.C.’s best video this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in Lake Ontario

Police say the 35-year-old’s death appears to be a ‘case of misadventure’

Air quality statement warns of smoky air for Kamloops area

Environment ministry says area on north side of Thompson River may be affected by wildfire smoke

Pussy Riot claims on-field protest at World Cup final

Russian protest group claimed responsibility after four people ran onto field in police uniforms

Fans party on Montreal streets after French World Cup win

To city is home to nearly 57,000 French nationals

B.C. VIEWS: Making private health care illegal again

Adrian Dix battles to maintain Cuba-style medical monopoly

Almost every part of Canada’s largest national park deteriorating: federal study

Drawing on decades of research — the report lists 50 pages of citations

Activists protest outside Kinder Morgan terminal in kayaks, canoes

Tsleil-Waututh elder Ta’ah Amy George led the water ceremony from a traditional Coast Salish canoe

Canadian soccer fans brace for World Cup final between France, Croatia

First ever final for the Croatians, while it’s France’s third, going into match as betting favourite

Most Read