Premier Mum now mulls increasing sin taxes.
How the hell can a Premier who doesn't even have the mandate of the people have already had her caucus consider a sales tax, reintroduce health care tax premiums, implement unconstitutional drinking and driving legislation, and now mulls over an increase in sin taxes?
Alberta already pays some of the highest sin taxes in Canada. Stelmach raised taxes on booze then rescinded them because they didn't really bring in much. Now Redford wants them back? Sorry, just because she bribed the ATA to vote for her, doesn't give her the mandate from all Albertans to just do whatever she wants. I admit voting for her, but now regret that. She's been a terrible premier with many broken promises already, and now implementing things she didn't even mention before.
Redford anticipates the criticism but, as with other decisions like the new .05 drinking and driving law, the premier believes she has the backing of the majority of people in this province.Uh, Premier Mum, taxing people isn't going to change a thing in that regard. This is a sad attempt at social engineering. Not only that, but YOU HAVEN'T HEARD FROM ALBERTANS YET. You never mentioned these things in your leadership run, so for you to say that Albertans back your .05 law and raising sin taxes, YOU ARE WRONG because you haven't contested an election. Not only that, but nearly everyone I talk to thinks the .05 law that allows police to seize property is a violation of our rights.
“Albertans are really sensible. They want to be healthy, they want to be safe and they want government to take some leadership and say: ‘You know what, we’re going to make some choices and these choices are going to be conducive to building a safer and a healthier community where we’re able to make sure we have good programs in place and everyone in society can thrive.’
It's obvious that this party has no clue anymore. It spends more on health care than 8 other provinces yet has one of the highest wait times. It gets billions in oil and gas royalty revenue yet continues to run a deficit. Adding more money to the government coffers through sin and health care taxes isn't going to solve the mismanagement. In fact, with more money, it'll likely make it worse. And we've seen that.
I've never seen a government go against the core belief of liberty, something this province used to have. Alberta's motto is "Strong and Free".
40 years is enough.