Reject the neo-cons

Look at the greed and corruption in the Senate after Harper promised an elected senate and reneged.

I can’t seem to avoid ads from Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government telling me how generous they are going to be with our tax dollars, particularly for the already well-off.

I can’t even check in on Yahoo U.S. business news without being informed of the Harperites’ largesse (thanks Google). They have spent $750 million on this partisan advertising since 2006.

Of course, the ad spending pales in comparison to the $150 billion they’ve increased the national debt by since being elected, after the Liberals had run surpluses for nine years in a row.

And yet they have the gall to run on their financial record. We are not supposed to notice the stealth health care privatization and the drastic healthcare transfer payments cuts to the provinces.

Then they love to run on their law and order record. Look at the greed and corruption in the Senate after Harper promised an elected senate and reneged. Just one of many broken promises. What happened to the fixed election dates? What about the proroguing of Parliament? I was encouraged by Albertans rejection of that neo-Con government. Hopefully the neo-Con rejection will continue nationally.

Jim PatersonParksville

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