Looking ahead to paying more taxes to boost education and health care funding

Derek Kilbourn

Sounder News Editor

Monday, April 15 2013

So far, the choice for British Columbians this coming May 14 is quite a catch-22.

Choose a Liberal government who will not boost taxes (personal or business) but in doing so won’t have any money to spend on any kind of provincial services like education, health care, ferries or anything else.

Or choose the challenging NDP, who are expected (by those who expect history to repeat itself) to spend taxpayers money on things like education, health care and (potentially) ferries. But in order to do that, taxes will need to go up. We can ask them all we want to stick to raising taxes on the corporations, but in the end when taxes of any kind go up, we all pay those taxes somehow.

There are the other choices out there, such as the Conservatives and the Greens.

The poles, if they can ever be believed, suggest we’re going to get an NDP government. The political savvy have chosen their sides, and the apolitical are so far going with the devil they haven’t seen for a while, versus the one they’ve been watching for over a decade.

But hey, at least we still have choices right?