Independent for Grande Prairie Alberta
A party government failed a confidence vote in parliament to cause this election but party candidates in general have lost all credibility. Real people have no confidence in them either. In fact, many people don’t even go to the poll because there have been no decent choices on the ballot. My name is Russ Toews and I’m standing for federal election as an independent.
The party candidates and media try telling you that independent means no power. I say that a party candidate has even less authority. With a party, as with a dog sled team, only the leader isn’t looking up under the tail in front. And also like sled dogs, a party sponsor is cracking the whip and telling the leader which way to turn. My independent voice and forward vision, along with your optimistic votes, will provide all the power I need. I will only have my one independent vote in parliament but as puppies that have piddled on the floor, I can at least rub their long noses into the mess.
‘Conservative’ Harper says “Stay the course.” He’s diverted a $60,000,000.00 river of gravy into his wealthy friends’ pockets and has offered them tax relief as an added bonus. Neither Harper nor his Peace River party puppet have even the slightest clue of what the word ‘conservative’ means. Instead, I say “Stay the execution of our future prosperity!” Don’t just slap sixty billion dollar bandages onto the symptoms of an economic wound! We need to devote honest consideration into fixing the true problem at its real cause. The global economy is fragile because of rampant and harmful high stakes gambling in the financial services sector – that is absolutely factual.
I’m fighting an uphill battle of your behalf by my not spending any money on advertising or campaigning but I’ve retained my integrity to you by not accepting any sponsor donations. You can help out simply by talking to your friends about me. If together we can show people that this time there is a good reason to vote, then we will win.
I strongly believe that ‘representation’ should have its base in actually respecting the voter’s wishes. Most people I’ve spoken with detest the heinous income tax system. So how can clinging greedily to a ninety-plus year old temporary war measure that everyone hates possibly be construed as representation? We the citizens DEMAND that the tax system either be fixed to our satisfaction or it should be finally scrapped in favor of a preferable source for revenue! Stick your vote for Russ Toews as a postage stamp and I’ll boldly climb up parliament hill to deliver that letter in person!