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Before You Vote Ask Yourself This

As my local newspaper editor stated, ask yourself this:

Are you better off now than you were five years ago?

If you are, then, why would YOU want change?

Should you be better off now than you were 5 years ago, and you vote FOR change only for the sake of change, then, don’t be surprised when the change you voted for is nowhere near the change you had hoped for, and now things are worse than ever. Recent history of our elections is a great example of this.

“Will you be better off five years from now?”

If your household budget can NOT afford extra taxes then why would YOU vote for change?

No politician is without sin (because, no human being is without sin).

No politician is without mistakes.

No political party has that magic wand we all want to see used to make our individual world a better place to live in.

Why would you even consider believing the mud-slinging that is going on in the media? There have been many exaggerations and clouded truths meant to sway us, their readers, into changing OUR vote. I bet you are NOT that easily manipulated!

Check the issues out for yourself … then vote from facts collected, not exaggerations fed to you by the media.

Below is a collection of issues I accumulated as typical issues affecting most of us, linked to other’s articles online, backing up the claims shown here. The responses took 3 hours of searching to compile.

Issues Green Liberal Conservative NDP
Carbon Tax Yes Yes No Create a cap-and-trade system with a market price on carbon emissions
Increase Tax-Free Savings Acc’t Cancel Yes Cancel
Income-splitting Cancel Cancel Enhance Cancel
Child Care Benefits Enhance Change Enhance Keep
Education Tax Credit Cancel Cancel Enhance N/A
New Parent Benefits N/A Cancel Start N/A
Extend Parental Leave Yes Yes Yes Uncommitted
Increase Small Business Taxes No Yes Reduce Change
Home Accessibility Tax Credit Change N/A Start No
Increase Personal Income Tax N/A No Reduce Yes
Family Tax Cut N/A N/A Start N/A
Increase EI Premiums N/A Yes No
Opening new markets for Canadian businesses N/A Yes Yes Create a cap-and-trade system with a market price on carbon emissions
Impose New CPP Payroll Taxes No Yes No Yes
Reduce GST N/A N/A Yes N/A
Home Renovation Tax Credit Yes N/A Yes N/A


Many of the proposed tax increase proposals shown in the table above that a change will bring in have been estimated by some to be at the very least a $1,000 increase to the average income earner.

For those deciding to NOT VOTE, here is a reminder of what happened in Ontario’s provincial election when so many voters were encouraged to register a “None of the above” vote …

By NOT VOTING, in fact you are voting, so be sure to cast your vote!

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About the Author Trish

Given my passion for genealogy, is it any wonder that I eventually wanted to publish my work? Learning to use a personal computer was a natural step once I was introduced it in the 1990s. Then the internet offered a second means to "publish" and now, here I am with a personal blog.

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