Lancaster - Jun. 15, 2011 - As I get around this big riding of ours, I hear a common message from our residents. They are having a harder time making ends meet as their non-discretionary costs, like hydro and heating bills keep increasing, while their income does not. Activities they used to enjoy are now getting beyond their reach and getting worse each month. People are frustrated as they hear of billions of their tax dollars being wasted and secret deals in place to take care of the privileged few.
Dalton McGuinty, “The Taxman”, has taken us to the brink as he funds his runaway program spending, up 77% since he took office in 2003. Tax grabs and mismanagement have left Ontario’s working families with little left over after their basic needs are paid for. After twice promising not to raise taxes, the Taxman, brought in the largest tax increases in history, including HST - $3.1 Billion, health tax - $3.1 Billion, business tax - $1.2 Billion, Hydro’s Debt Retirement extension - $931 Million, income tax hike - $900 Million, and more. Now on the brink of another election, we are hearing the same promise again. This time, the hard working people of Ontario will not be fooled by his promises and written guarantees. Dalton McGuinty’s taxing increasing ways are like a racoon in your garbage, it’s just the way they are.
It’s time for change, it’s time to put a Tim Hudak Progressive Conservative government in charge to bring Ontario back to its rightful spot as a leader in Canada. The PC plan, laid out in the Changebook platform, will put more money back in the hands of hard working Ontario families, guarantee key services such as health care and education and clean up government waste by demanding personal accountability. It is time to get rid of the Taxman – Dalton McGuinty, time to elect a Tim Hudak PC government to bring back the standard of living that we deserve and to make Ontario a “Have” province again.
The last eight years have been tough on Ontario families and we need a change. We need to put more money in taxpayer pockets, guarantee the services we need are available and bring accountability back to Ontario`s government. Canada needs Ontario to be a `Have Province` again and the Tim Hudak plan outlined in “Changebook” will make this happen.
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