Letter: Questions linger about shutdown of the economy

The editor:

The past six to eight weeks I’ve sent numerous letters asking specific questions from our premier, minister of health, ministry of health and my MLA.

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My letters were rebuffed or deflected to the www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19. My questions remain unanswered.  

If our elected officials cannot/will not answer specific questions by the electorate, then these individuals have no right to represent its citizens and implement policy.  These are fundamental questions that our media should ask but have not.

I am not a moral narcissist, nor am I death monger. I care about those with and without the virus. The fascist response to mandate a lockdown, to destroy our fragile economy inflicted greater damage than allowing herd immunity run its course.

We elected our MLAs because we wanted critical thinking and thinking outside the box, not Marxist lemmings.

There was no consideration given to those affected by the draconian decision to stay at home or to close businesses. Many of those mandated by martial law will never recover. Government officials and workers continue to draw a wage and they will force the rest of us to pay their wages via taxation. Meanwhile, we have no income to feed our family, maintain our homes.

Bills must be paid. How are they to be paid? Government can increase deficits and increase taxes, but taxpayers do not have this luxury. Our province refuses to implement a taxpayer bill of rights. Why is that?

I’ve lost confidence that a Saskatchewan Party provincial government can lead. Time to vote them out.

 

Randy Schiller

Weyburn

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