Friday, December 7, 2018

Post Media Propaganda opposes fiscal responsibility

Doug McCallum supports fiscal responsibility and so do I. He said he was dismayed by the City's $514 million debt and the Surrey Now Leader launched an attack campaign on fiscal responsibility saying Surrey's debt was within the legal limit. No one said it wasn't. Money Mart charges obscene interest that's within the legal limit. It's still bad business to use them.

Then the front page news called McCallum a liar stating Surrey's debt is $267 million not $514 million. After the dust settled the Vancouver Sun / Province admitted that the $514 million figure was correct if you included Surrey First's five year tax and spend plan which McCallum thankfully just cut. The full scale assault on fiscal responsibility is straight out of the twlight zone.

We need to live within our means. That is common sense. Wasting tax dollars on interest is bad business. Balancing the budget is what Doug McCallum was elected to do. Dianne Watts, Linda Hepner and Tom Gill were on the wrong track. It's time to set the record straight.

Post Media News owns the Vancouver Sun, Province as well as the Surrey Now Leader. Their reporting is clearly biased. Their support of fiscal irresponsibility is in support of their corporate advertisers who get rich off of tax dollars. Corporate Communism seeks to enslave consumers with taxes paying down unnecessary debt. Post Media News isn't worth lining the bottom of a bird cage with. The public need to find alternate news sources.

1 comment:

  1. Post Media, well they aren't exactly what you'd call "progressive". They never seem to be unhappy when the B.C. LieberCons are running up deficiets which benefit them and theirs.

    the new Mayor of Surrey has decided deficiets really aren't the way to go. That could impact some who do business with City Hall or do business because of City Hall.

    What is interesting is, that Post Media hasn't advocated to increase taxes as a method of paying for things. it would make sense. If the City is running a deficiet and needs services and such, then raise taxes. If people want those extra community centers and ice rinks then raise taxes. Oh, they don't want that, so how do they expect things to get paid for. The tooth fairy doesn't cover several hundred million in her fairy dust. Want everything right now, raise taxes. Don't want higher taxes, then settle for what you can afford and right now, that isn't much.

    Surrey ought to have several hundred more police officers, but people won't even consider a tax raise for that, so community centers and ice rinks will have to wait. In the mean time, if any one thinks they can solve the financial situation in surrey without raising taxes, I'm sure the mayor would love to talk to you.


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