From mudslinging to PR gaffes to T4s to even more T4s, this election campaign has been about everything except the issues, proving Gobbledegook is the Number 1 issue.
Enough is enough.
So, here are three simple guidelines to win my vote:
1. Stop with the mudslinging campaigns and commercials. Shoot a commercial on any ol’ smartphone and have your leader, recite these words:
“Rather than make pointless, mudslinging commercials that serve only to take jabs at our opponents, because we have nothing truly good to promote about ourselves, we have decided to donate our entire campaign budget to [insert name of *cause or charity here].”
*Note: You are not considered a cause.
2. Admit that today’s promises are tomorrow’s lies, and refrain from making ANY promises whatsoever.
3. Tell us that you plan to cut spending on important social services, increase taxes where you shouldn’t, increase corporate welfare, and accommodate lobbyists. (Trust me, it makes me angry to hear these things, but it makes me even angrier when you lie about it.)
And there you have it!
I’m not asking for much. I’m not asking you to change your self-serving ideologies or manage any budgets in a socially responsible way. I’m not even asking that you focus on the economy, education, homelessness, or even putting the care back in healthcare (I’ve already given up on the universal part). I’m not even asking that you focus on any of these top Manitoba issues:
- We have the highest ambulance bills in the country.
- We have the third lowest job creation in Canada … in the negative actually
- We have the highest ER wait times in the country.
- Child and family poverty is a chronic nightmare. The government issued the All Aboard Poverty reduction strategy in 2009. How can we justify allowing 1 in every 3.5 Manitoba children to grow up in poverty?
- Our students rank among the lowest in the country in math science and reading.
- In terms of economic prosperity we lag behind BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario.
- Manitoba has the weakest population growth in the country over the last decade.
- We pay among the highest taxes in Canada.
Just please, NO PROMISES.
All I ask is that you tell me all those things that I don’t want to hear, and that you go ahead and do (and not do) all those things that have zero benefit and/or potential harm for the majority of Manitobans.
What are your guidelines to get your vote? Call us after 1pm: 204.780.6868.