Paying for past mistakes

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To the Editor,
I recently read where the province increased property taxes by two per cent. This will cause more hardship I think on Islanders already burdened with heavy taxes.

I believe the reason we are seeing our taxes continually being raised is because of irresponsible overspending in the past.

Projects like transportation minister Robert Vessey’s Plan B Highway and the Dirt Hills of Borden-Carleton seem to be a few of these examples. It seems these are the reasons these tax rates are being sneaked up. I really think if it wasn’t for reckless spending we would have a lot lower taxes.

It just seems like we have a bad news government and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to be better any time soon. It’s no wonder a large number of young Islanders have to move away from home. I think it’s because of governments like our present provincial government that make it this way and it’s unfortunate in my opinion.

Lloyd W. Pickering


Geographic location: Borden-Carleton, Kensington

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