Monthly Archives: September 2011

Who are you voting for on October 6th?

I’m usually pretty opinionated when it comes to politics. I like following political debates and knowing the different candidates’ platforms. But even though I like to consider myself ‘informed,’ I still have no idea who I’ll be voting for on October 6th.

In the past few elections, I’ve found it increasingly difficult to choose a candidate I truly admire. It seems like all the parties are offering similar things and if they’re not, it doesn’t matter anyways because campaign promises are so often broken. Yes, I would like to see an Ontario Premier not raise taxes, as per Tim Hudak’s platform. But why should I trust him any more than Dalton McGuinty?

In the past, I’ve considered myself a “Conservative” and voted for the Conservative Party of Canada federally. But I’ve become increasingly disheartened and unimpressed with the federal Conservatives that makes me question my support for the Progressive Conservatives provincially. Today, media outlets revealed that Harper paid a consultant over $90,000 a day for a total cost of almost 20 million dollars to help the government figure out where they can cut costs. Let me help you: I can save you about 20 million to start.

That’s just one issue among many that bothers me about the Conservative party and I know I’m not supposed to base my vote provincially on those views, but it’s hard to separate the two.

So why will Tim Hudak be better than any other politician making empty promises, wasting taxpayers’ hard earned money? He vows to put more money in our pockets and guarantees to offer the services we need. But at the end of the day, what does that mean?

Every other politician I’ve believed in has let me down. Why would this be any different?

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