Time to end ABC movement in NL
It is rather doubtful if very many politicians will receive any great rewards for telling the truth.
Politics appears to be fraught with a lot of double talk. Within that milieu there is often much confusion between understandings and misunderstandings.
Perhaps the most misunderstood are the promises that are supposedly made. The perceptions of both the giver and the receiver of the promises are often at variance.
Apparently many Newfoundlanders believe that the Harper government has failed to live up to promises made to them. Whether or not that is true I, as an ordinary citizen, cannot make any real pronouncement upon it. However, I do wonder if the Newfoundland anti Harper rhetoric is really justified. ;
Would the alleged broken promises have really been any different had there been an NDP or Liberal government? While the NDP have not yet had a chance to show how good they are at breaking promises, our Liberal governments of the past have presented their share.â ¨ I must state that when I consider the benefits I, as an ordinary citizen, have derived from the current Conser- vative government, I have great difficulty in accepting the antiHarper rhetoric of Danny Williams and other Newfoundlanders who follow his lead.
My life has been favourably enhanced as a result of the current Conservative policies and actions.
I do appreciate the Harper government in its attempt to keep our taxes from increasing, its offering of the income splitting for tax purposes, its efforts to maintain a fairly stable economy in a very troubled economic world, its efforts to protect our safety and security, its support of the nation of Israel in its endeavour to retain its homeland, and for the respect his government has garnered around the world.
Despite the Canadian antiHarper rhetoric, on the world stage Harper appears to be a respected leader.
When one considers the Muskrat Falls deal that our local politicians have bequeathed to our province, one may justifiably question their right to claim Harper is bad for Canada.
Consider the great benefits that will accrue to the Canadian economy in light of the Harper international trade deals. â ¨In light of the positive achievements of our Conservative government, I wish to encourage Newfoundlanders to consider a change in their anti-Harper position and, for a change, vote Conservative this time in our federal election.
Is it not high time we forget and forsake the Newfoundland ABC program? Let us ordinary Newfoundlanders show our respect for our Conservative benefits. Let us surprise the entire Canadian political scene by electing all Conservatives for our federal seats. It could be the answer for a Conservative majority and the accrued benefits for Newfoundland may be what we need to cope with the Muskrat Falls white elephant. If its budget overruns continue at the pace it has throughout its history, we will surely need a deliverance.