June 23rd, 2024

They change after election

By Letter to the Editor on July 20, 2018.

A puzzling development in a politician’s brain takes place once he is elected, especially in the ones who are in opposition. Their brains turn into mash.

One of our MLAs is talking about trimming the fat as in his MLA Report in the Medicine Hat News on June 15. As a lifelong free enterpriser, I’m certainly not a friend of our NDP government nor of some of their policies, but I have to state that most of the mess we are in was inherited.

Large numbers are thrown at us without a solid proposal for a solution. I believe the current government is doing its best under the current circumstances unless Premier Rachel Notley decides to dynamite another hospital, give $400 to every Albertan, bestow a giveaway similar to the waiving of health-care premiums or build a penthouse for her personal use. Not to mentioned a little side trip to South Africa for a funeral.

Notley, and her government, has shown great restraint in her spending, and I congratulate her for it. Would Albertans prefer a party run by a professional politician who never signed a paycheque in his life and who will blame the previous government for the bigger mess than they expected and for being unable to fulfill their election promises? Good luck, Albertans. Interesting times are ahead.

Uwe-Karsten Krickhahn

Medicine Hat

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