With reference to the article “McGuinty resignation reverberates in Brant” (Oct. 18, Brant News), a few things were left out.
I remember Dalton saying “watch my lips, under a Liberal government you will not pay a penny more.”
Then came the health tax (sorry, “health premium”), followed by the HST, which was the largest tax increase in decades.
And what about the spending spree that gave unions and civil servants just about everything they wanted in order to buy their votes?
And worst of all, early kindergarten. Nice to have, but we can’t afford it. Our kids may enjoy it for one year and then have to pay for it for 10 years.
McGuinty inherited a debt of $5 billion and promised to wipe it out. It now stands at $14.4 billion, about $18,000 per man, woman and child.
Ontario is solidly on the road to complete ruin, as seen in Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Quebec. The list goes on.
Not to mention the tremendous cost of windmills to generate electricity, which kill thousands of birds and are not wanted in the communities where they are placed.
Then there was the tremendous waste of tax dollars on the eHealth and Ornge scandals.
Oh, and I almost forgot about the two hydro generating plants, on which construction had already started before they were cancelled to save two Liberal seats, at a cost of millions.
As far as I and many others are concerned, Dalton McGuinty was the worst premier in Ontario’s history, even worse than Bob Rae 20 years ago.
I remember the Progressive Conservatives saying before Dalton was elected: “Dalton McGuinty is not up to the job.”
During his nine years as premier, he has proven that many times.
To top it off, Dalton prorogued the legislature, which is a total slap in the face to taxpayers who will now have to pay every MPP for not doing what they are expected to do. The province is grinding to a halt.
One is expected to respect a prime minister or premier, but respect has to be earned. It is not automatic. Do I have respect for Dalton?
Please, don’t ask.