No, I won’t tell you who is the better candidate in the upcoming Quebec elections. I just want to give you some perspective.
Are you able to reduce your expenses while at the same time buying a new car and a perfect house? If you had the choice to do that by putting everything on a credit card and then leave the bill for your kids, would you do it? Running a household is not so easy. You make compromises.
Running a whole province is even harder. The government cannot give you more of everything and have a perfectly healthy budget. When a candidate makes promises, don’t think “why is this other thing not on the list?” Think rather “will these things help us improve in the long run?” Here are a few things that I consider:
- Do promises sound ridiculously and unjustifiably expensive?
- Do they align with my priorities in the next 4 years?
- How many people will they help? How many people will they hurt?
- Are they actually useful or just fun to debate?
I mentioned priorities. Here are mine:
- More doctors.
- Fix crumbling roads and bridges.
- Promote productivity and competency.
- Reduce bureaucracy.
- Start paying the 265 Billion dollar debt. more on the debt
When you vote tomorrow, remember what is most important to you. Pick a few items and see which candidate aligns best with these priorities.