May 25th, 2017

Tory voters got tired of PCs’ actions


By Letter to the Editor on May 18, 2017.

Re: “NDP plans won’t help environment,” May 10

I wonder if Jim Taylor realizes how foolish he sounds? Those of us who proudly supported and volunteered for the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta under Lougheed and Getty know the present day conservatives aren’t anything like them. They cared about the well being of the people, the future of this province and this country.

Now we have these Reform Party ones, pretending to be conservatives hell-bent on looking after their own well being and that of their rich friends, and sadly we have the Jim Taylors of this province quite willing to believe all the lies they are fed, just like they did with Klein, totally ignorant as to what they’re promising to do to them.

Scrap the carbon tax and just go on polluting Saskatchewan’s and Manitoba’s water and soil. Oilmen tell us it will eventually lead to lawsuits for our children to face.

No increase in royalties or taxes for their rich friends, let the people’s cost of living continue to skyrocket, who cares what it does to seniors.

No going farther in debt to create jobs, build schools or hospitals, let the people try to do without. Who cares what lives might be lost.

The one all the true-blue conservatives I know are furious about is their desire to cut billions off government spending by dumping the cost of health care onto the backs of the people, with a two-tiered health-care system, just like Klein tried to do with his Third Way. Doctors tell us it’s just another way for them to look after their rich friends by giving them first priority to our health-care system, while creating a disaster for the rest of us.

By the way, Jim, every true conservative I know voted for the NDP. We got tired of watching Albertans being treated like morons by a government that wasn’t anything like the conservatives we supported.

Alan Spiller

Edmonton

3 Responses to “Tory voters got tired of PCs’ actions”

  1. Maurice Shabatsky says:

    Guys like Jim actually believe their own drivel.
    You got it right Alan, the Alberta Tories did it to themselves.
    Can’t blame Rachel Notley for all those lost years under that clown Klein

  2. banjokaz says:

    Wow, conservatives making logical sense, I’m glad to read it! Yes, I know the crazy extreme-right, party over people nonsense doesn’t permeate the entire party or it’s constituents, but it seems rare these days to see more proof of it. Gives me hope.

  3. Fedup Conservative says:

    Thanks fellows for adding your support. My late parents and two sisters spent countless hours volunteering for the Lougheed and Getty governments. A brother in-law voluntarily flew their plane for them in his spare time, never got paid a dime. Lougheed’s Mines and Minerals Minister, Energy Minister today, Bill Dickie was a brother in-law of one of my uncles. We were all proud conservative supporters. Then along came Ralph Klein, whom my family had known since the early 1960s and we certainly weren’t going to vote for him. He always bragged about being a Liberal. He was neither Liberal or Conservative he was a dictator, a right wing extremist Reformer ramming through policies without a care or concern of what it would do to the people, while Peter Lougheed and Don Getty and many of us tried to stop him. Unfortunately many narrow minded Albertans, mostly seniors, wouldn’t let us.

    American oilmen I was involved with at the time called Albertans the dumbest people on the planet for letting Klein treat us like morons, like he was doing. When my conservative friends and I desperately tried to inform seniors about what he was doing and what it was going to do to them down the road they called us Traitors , Communists, Left-wing nuts or Closet Liberals. Needless to say I don’t have any respect for these seniors who go around bad mouthing the NDP government, that conservatives elected, while they believe the lies the Wildrose and Conservatives are feeding them. My senior friends, all former conservative supporters agree with me.

    You would have to be a fool if you believe they can get us out of this mess, they put us in, by forcing the people to pay a lot more out of their pockets while they continue to give their rich friends our oil wealth, huge tax breaks and first priority to our health care system.
    All you have to do is look to Alaska and Norway, or go there and talk to the people, like I have, to see what we have lost.

    Alan K. Spiller


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