We are hearing about the On-Line Voter Compass – asking voters a series of questions to determine which party they align closer.
The compass should ask politicians how they will address the issues which are important to voters.
Here’s my advice:
· Politicians must practise what they preach.
· Stop selling the farm. Stop hemorrhaging lineal resources for outrageous profits to gas, oil, forestry and mining in this country.
· Start partnering and round table meetings with municipal and federal politicians – localize goals.
· Stop downloading our social safety net onto people struggling to keep afloat.
· Start being truthful about the amount of tax dollars and fees and stop double/triple dipping into working people’s pockets.
· Return to Canada a government that puts, health, education and welfare of all our citizens first.
· Get rid of economist input – this would do away the world’s problems and get back to what is important to average families.
· Stop using global markets, economies and problems like they are more important than what is happening on the ground in Canada/B.C.
· Start looking after the only home we have.
· Start prioritizing spending and be accountable to the people.
· Stick to the facts, tell the truth, stop the rhetoric.
· Stop with incessant boards of schools and hospitals.
· Take care of business at home – not overseas.
· Stop with bullying advertising; in fact stop spending millions on advertising – they are ego building and waste of tax dollars.
· Lead by example – not a projection of “do as I say not as I do.”
· Put Canadians first, not big business and foreign interests.
· Pressure the federal government to go after the lost tax dollars being sheltered in foreign banks by the one per cent.
· Employ Canadians first.
This will build a strong sustainable economy especially for small business owners. If the middle class disappears who will support small business – government?
· Grow and buy B.C. first. Go back to this program that existed in the 1980s and early ‘90s.
· Reward and enhance businesses at home – not businesses who employ outside the country.