Negative political advertising doesn’t work

As the provincial election draws near, out comes the negative advertising regarding the NDP. I find this sad.

Editor:

As the provincial election draws near, out comes the negative advertising regarding the NDP. I find this sad.

I know there is a claim that negative advertising works but I personally reject it.

There will be great efforts by all parties to get their story out to the voting public.

I don’t think it is being negative to question the NDP in their job creation plan when the NDP has come out so far in advance of the election to say they are against pipelines, and mines.

My questions remain.

1.) Is the NDP burning bridges out from under a large segment of B.C.’s work force?

2.) The NDP’s negative position, regarding economic development sounds counter productive?

3.) Lastly the NDP have eternally claimed to be the voice of working people, however, the NDP seem developmentally negative when every day a number of B.C.’s workforce is finding employment in those developing resource industries.

Additionally, in advance of their hoped for win, the NDP has made it public that they plan on raising taxes to a large segment of BC’s various industries.

Sounds like the NDP consider industrial developers as some sort of rich piranhas. The truth is that there are few rich Daddy Warbucks anymore, most industrial development that we see today is owned by public shareholders, and when the margin of profit gets to the tipping point the shareholders just won’t support growing expenditures, taxes or otherwise.

At the end of the last NDP term in office, the Forest Service in this area grew exponentially from Horsefly to Bella Coola the Forest Service employed hundreds.

If that again is the NDP’s economic development and job creation plan, and the NDP get re-elected, taxpayers could be on the hook.

Following the change in government, and the cutting of government expenses a great lot employees and contractors lost work.

Simply speaking, any increase in public owned industry that B.C. has, the more people we have working.

With more industry and correspondently, a reduced level of government employees, there is an increased tax revenue stream to pay for necessary services.

When the government creates employment, economic stimulation is usually taxpayer based, and is only temporary, leading to reduced services.

During the last period of NDP government many resource industries and investors did not find B.C.’s economic climate very rewarding and went elsewhere.

Doug Wilson

Williams Lake

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