It was an unusual budget day last Thursday in Ontario. It was a day to hear about the election for those with money inside the legislature while the poor paraded outside.
And Mr. Ford never flinched. Did you notice that much of the offered goodies of his budget benevolence were in the form of tax credits? It means you need to first spend money, to get money. Tax credits only come to those who have already spent their money. And don’t forget, you have to keep records; you have to keep receipts.
‘There you go seniors,’ Mr. Ford says, ‘Spend and your heirs will be rewarded.’
Meanwhile the pitiful poor, the sick, the disabled and the mentally challenged of Ontario, are trying to live and eat on less than $1200 per month. The Ford government drives them to begging, stealing and sleeping on the streets.
Don’t forget the billions, Mr. Ford needs to build highway 413 for his friends. And forget the environment. Mr. Ford will save you a nickel on every liter of gas, at close to $2, that you pump.
Not that you should worry. Mr. Ford’s deficit will only be $20 billion. Are you sure that is a conservative budget? Our children’s children could still be paying for that in the distant future. God forbid that the damn conservatives would try to help the poor, the hungry and the needy.
Doug Ford thinks of himself as a benevolent dictator. He promises you a buck-a-beer and never delivers. Electing this guy, the first time, was an accident. Re-electing him would be downright stupid.
Ford’s promises and performance during the worst of the pandemic were erratic and confusing. He has left Ontario with exhausted and angry hospital staffs and frustrated teachers. He ignored the problems caused by the convoy in Ottawa in February. He told Ontario residents not to go to their cottages and went himself. He thinks the problems of COVID-19 are over because he wants to campaign for re-election. We should make election day, June 2, a day of mourning for all those who died during the pandemic. We should put the blame for many of those deaths where they belong.
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