By Letter to the Editor on July 10, 2019.
Re: “Childish antics and name-calling getting old,” July 5
My senior friends and I all consider ourselves to be true Conservatives and like Travis Boser are sick and tired of the antics of these politicians who claim to be Conservatives. We thought Albertans had gotten over watching Ralph Klein make a fool of himself, and wouldn’t allow it to happen again. But no, now they have elected another clown who, by the policies he is promising has no intention of getting us out of the mess we are in.
While Premier Jason Kenney continues to live off the taxpayers’ money he is only interested in looking after his own well being and that of his rich friends and we find it very disturbing how many of our fellow seniors don’t seem to care. The young people certainly do.
Watching Kenney, a Liberal turned Reformer who has never been a true Conservative, feed lies to these people and watching them believe every one of them certainly explains why this province is in the mess that it’s in, as an oilman from Calgary pointed out to me last Sunday. Like all the other oilmen we talk to he says our oil wealth couldn’t have been more poorly mismanaged, and these ignorant Albertans allowed it to happen. Lougheed’s tax and royalty structures should never have been destroyed.
You certainly didn’t see Peter Lougheed make a fool of himself as premier. He treated everyone of us with dignity and respect, collected proper royalties, taxes, and health-care premiums and ran this province properly. Why is it so hard for these ignorant Albertans to understand that we must get back to that level?
Maybe before any of you go bad mouthing me you should provide all of us with a list of all the wonderful things Ralph Klein did for you and what Jason Kenney is promising to do that will fix the mess we are in? He’s shown nothing to those of us who had ties to the oil industry 30 years ago.
Alan K. Spiller
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