Moosomin MLA says NDP is waving white flag on carbon tax

Letter to the Editor

The new leader of the NDP has promised to “do politics differently” but all we’ve seen from Ryan Meili is a long list of new spending with no plan to pay for it.

The platform put forward by Meili and endorsed by the NDP adds $2.5 billion in new debt every year.  The Leader of the Opposition has no realistic way of paying for this and is prescribing a mix of bad medicine with Saskatchewan people paying more now and for years to come.

Meili, who has described our fight against the Trudeau carbon tax as a “costly and pointless crusade”, wants to force a carbon tax on Saskatchewan that would hurt the industries that drive our economy and make it harder to make ends meet while doing nothing to reduce global emissions.

Meili has also promised to hike income tax to help pay for spending that includes restarting a heavily subsidized bus company and a plan to get farmers to decrease production while increasing carbon emissions.

Families in both rural and urban Saskatchewan know that the NDP’s carbon tax and irresponsible spending spree just doesn’t make any sense.

Your Saskatchewan Party government has made the tough choices to get our province on track to balance the budget. It appears the only plan the NDP has is to ramp up spending, sticking the taxpayers of today, tomorrow, and generations to come, with the bill.

While the NDP is waving the white flag and clearing the path for a carbon tax, they’re refusing to acknowledge that their promises have a price tag. This is weak leadership that proves Meili and the NDP are still completely out-of-touch with reality and the people of Saskatchewan.

Steven Bonk,

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MLA for Moosomin

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