Cam Broten and the NDP are already planning a massive $5 billion spending spree over four years that will drive Saskatchewan deep into the red and weaken our economy.
From public events and statements to commitments on their website, the NDP plan to spend your money in a major way.
The question becomes: How are they going to pay for it all?
Either with HUGE deficits, LARGE tax increases or a combination of BOTH. We just can’t afford to let the NDP take us deeper into debt, ruin our AAA credit rating, and raise your family’s taxes.
Here are some of the big ticket items on the NDP spending spree:
Advanced Education (Increase aboriginal education seats, graduate retention program enhancements, student affordability measures): $174.5 million over four years
Agriculture (Protecting native and community pastures): $104 million over four years
Central Services/Crowns (Enhancing CPP at a cost to the Saskatchewan Government as an employer, government crown investments and “hard expansion” of SaskPower’s new renewables plan for 2030 with “minimum of 50% renewables”): $1.17 billion over four years
Education (Anti-bully measures, increasing educational assistants, cap classroom sizes, repair leaks roofs/gyms, mid-year school division funding increases, solve First Nations children education inequality, more child care spaces): $998.4 million over four years
Environment (Restoring climate change and environmental assessment and protection programs): $120 million over four years
Health (Minimum care standards for seniors, restore RQHR surgical funding to 2014-15 levels, more spaces/choice for seniors, convert SK Hospital North Battleford to traditional build, help seniors stay in their homes, seniors affordability measures, new seniors advocate, ER wait times initiative, cap ambulance fees, add beds and extend ER hours at City Hospital, multi-year hospital repair plan): $1.92 billion over four years
Parks, Culture, Sport (Restore Film Employment Tax Credit): $80 million over four years
Social Services (Poverty reduction strategy and basic income pilot project, enhance domestic violence funding): $329 million over four years
TOTAL: $4.89 BILLION