LETTER: Maybe it’s time we fund a new party in B.C.

If four million people donate $1.50 per year to a new party for 10 years, then we can hire our own experts and politicians.

B.C. Premier Christy Clark.

The Editor,

Great! A tax cut from our Liberal government. Wrong. It is more of the same.

I forgot. Tax breaks go to big business – the people who finance our plutocracy. This one is to exempt business from forms of the PST that they pay. This will  entail a loss of revenue to the tune of $1.1 billion.

How will B.C. retrieve that amount of money? The Liberals don’t care – they received $60 million in what amounts to kickbacks from big business in the last 10 years and now they are paying them back. Big business is making a heck of a deal there – $60 million bringing a return of $1.1 billion.

So that leaves us plebeians to take more cutbacks to our already failing health system, crowded schools and the extra police necessary when the “Take Back Wall Street” riots start again.

How is this for an alternative? Us B.C. plebeians, four million strong, donate $1.50 per year to a new party (People’s Party?) for 10 years and then we can hire our own experts and politicians.

Do the math – four million people paying $1.50 per year for 10 years equals $60 million. We get our money back in lower taxes like they were in the ’60s, and we can go back to living in a democracy, not a plutocracy.

R.K. Grace, Surrey

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