Congratulations to letter writer Jan Crawford for voicing what we all feel (“No value for tax dollars,” May 8).
I for one am tired of constantly having to see ads from Stephen Harper patting the Conservatives and himself on the back for balancing the budget.
It seems people fail to realize that this comes at a cost to 100 per cent of us. Moving money from one fund to another is not the way to do it.
They have continually borrowed from two funds that they never contribute a dime to: CPP and EI are both in jeopardy of going the way of the dodo bird (at least that is what they tell us), so for years they have raised the rates. The truth of this is they have borrowed the money from these two funds and placed them in this position.
These funds are employee and employer contributions only, yet the government continues to borrow from them and dictate how much we pay into them.
Hearing recent unemployment figures (which don’t include those on social assistance and those who have given up looking for work), I fail to understand why we are not, as a country, encouraging companies that are in Canada to invest their money here and to put more money into training the people that live here.
The government owes their jobs to the people of this country and owes it to each and every one of us to handle the tax dollars we give them as they would their own finances and to not spend willy nilly.
Tracie Woodhams, Surrey