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Jun. 2, 2020 | Tuesday
Editorials and Opinions
Letter: Utopian political promises abound and we can't afford them
Letter to the editor

Dear editor:

The Canadian credit card is maxed out.

There are only two realistic ways to achieve any of the Utopian promises made by all political parties: either cut services somewhere or increase taxes (a lot).

Since any politician who voices this undeniable fact will be immediately cast aside by a public in deep denial we are forever doomed to exploding amounts of interest payments to the banks.

Despite Liberal spin to the contrary, Pierre Trudeau took us down the primrose path of debt in giant steps and Justin Trudeau has doubled down on this folly by constantly promising goodies to every gender, age group, culture and interest group.

Consequently his opponents are forced to make equally inadvisable bribes to the taxpayer.

How wonderful if all parties would agree to a unified debt repayment policy that would one day unchain us from the billions of dollars of interest payments, which consume any major Canadian progress.

Now there is a fantasy equal to all the others the politicians weave.

Ann Handels