I like Tom Mulcair. I think he’d make an excellent Prime Minister. He’s got the smarts and experience to undo the damage that Harper has caused over the past 10 years. And if the alternative is Justin Trudeau, there’s no question who I’d rather have in power.
But I just can’t get behind the recent push to make life more affordable for Canadians. I’m sure everyone wants more spending money, but making gas cheaper and giving wider access to low-interest credit cards are horrible ideas. The NDP has been one of the strongest voices in Ottawa advocating for better public transit. Why isn’t that part of an affordability solution? The easiest way to save money on gas is not to drive.
I love the NDP’s focus on sustainable development, generational inequality, and abolishing the Senate. But the ideas for making life more affordable stink.
I agree with you on that; it seems like pandering. Especially that affordability for families and seniors are always mentioned. The majority of families have two incomes, and the majority of seniors are not financially struggling. As you probably know, more than half of households are not defined as families any more – they are singles, couples or room mates. I do like Mulcair, though.