It is not the reset the United Nations
and World Economic Forum are proposing. We don’t need those unelected and
unaccountable geniuses (in their minds) controlling our nation and our lives.
Even the dullest among us understand that we have locked ourselves into a downward spiral. When our spending consistently exceeds income, there can be no happy ending.
We have become a nation bound in the chains of failing ideologies and sacred cows. Our politicians are avoiding accountability and pretending that they have no viable solutions to continual deficits.
Enter Moya Greene with a no-holds-barred ground-shaking plan proposing everything from tax increases and deep spending cuts to streamlining the public service to privatization for the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. This is a plan needed from coast to coast to coast.
Please take time to read the entire
article. It is well worth it.
I do not advocate adopting the Greene report recommendation across all jurisdictions as impacts will vary from province to province. Still, we desperately need a new perspective and thinking outside the current political boxes that hem us in. We have not had a fresh approach to our difficulties in decades and, without creative thinking, will become victims of insolvency, runaway inflation, or likely both.
Failure to deal harshly with planning dependent on increased debt levels will drive our population into poverty and sharply reduced living standards. Our MPs, MLAs, and MPPs are directors of our governments and have an inescapable fiduciary responsibility to govern prudently. Continual deficit spending should land them in prison.
Tossing Justin Trudeau is not enough. We need governments committed to finding a path for us to live within our means. The alternative is for all but the most wealthy to suffer degradation of our living standards.
We need to dig in our heels and refuse to allow our governments to drive us into poverty so we will accept slavery. We are perilously close to that at present.
John Feldsted … is a political commentator, consultant, and strategist. He makes his home in Winnipeg, Manitoba.