No, it’s not Dalton McGuinty.
It’s Ontario voters who don’t want to have an adult conversation about fiscal reality.
The Liberals, addicted to 7% annual spending hikes, can’t deliver on 45 new promises and subsidize tuition for 80% of university students while somehow cutting costs and balancing the budget. The Tories can’t match Mr. McGuinty’s spending pledges while reducing expenditures and chopping taxes.
Can’t be done. Not going to happen. But neither candidate — nor the NDP, which is just as bad — wants to talk about it and so are conducting a sleepwalkers’ delight of a campaign, arguing about side issues of minimal importance while voters nod off, killing time until hockey season begins.
The problem is that if we don’t have this adult conversation about health care, education and where that money is going to come from, we are going to ruin our children’s future.
Ontario voters need to take some responsibility here. You have an opportunity to get involved and use your gift of democracy.
But I know. It’s easier just to go to work (those of you still have a job) to pay those increasing taxes and levies, and then doze off in front of the tube.
As you were.