Posted by Tim Stobbs on March 23, 2011
Typically I do a little coverage on the federal budget pointing out either the main things that will affect your bottom line or some of the little covered items. This year I’m taking a different stance since all three opposition parties have indicated that they are not supporting the budget. Thus this budget will never go into law as it current stands and we are just a debate and vote away from an election. Yet at the same time there is this interesting idea that this budget could also be the Conservative election platform. So what is a poor blogger to do?
Well that is going to be easy. Keep my nose out of it. I don’t have a clue what the other parties will be offering in an election platform, so there isn’t much point worrying about comparing something to nothing for now. Instead I will point out an important piece of advice…if you don’t like how things are going, go vote. If you don’t understand something, find out and then go vote. If you don’t like any of the options, pick your least offensive and go vote. Why?
Because in a democracy a vote is basically your only weapon of choice. It’s a one chance every four years once in awhile to voice what matters most to you. Do you favour tax cuts to corporations or social programs or debt reduction? Have your say and remember to vote. Now I will put my little soap box back in the corner of the room.