Sorry I got to this board a bit late, but if you are still interested:
You see, I am a young white male. I was seriously considering voting for the local Independant, but then I realized that there is no chance in hell
they'd ever get elected. I voted for the Conservatives primarilly on the basis that hopefully they will spend the least amount of money. If I had it
my way, there would be no welfare, no healthcare for people who don't take care of their health (anyone who smokes, drinks, or is obese would be
exempt from coverage), I would like to actually see our taxes RAISED and our wages CUT until the National Deficit is removed. Because people seem to
be fooling themselves like at no point we are going to have to repay out debts. But oh we will, and the amount is just growing and growing. Right now
every person in Canada owes thousands of dollars.
Conservatives have typically Classical views on the economy, while Liberals and NDPs tend to take a Keynsian view of it. So in theory, Conservatives =
Aside from that, I just wanted to do my part in trying to get them a majority so we don't go through all this stuff again.
And the final deciding factor is that most people I know and respect were rooting for the Conservatives as well. I sit beside my county's
Conservative Youth President and Chief Financial Officer in my accounting class.
It has come to my knowledge that all rich people vote Conservative, and all poor people vote NDP. The reason for this is (in my opinion), because
Conservatives know how hard it is to make money, and thus they want to keep it all, and the government should have little or no say in what happens
with their money. Meanwhile people who support NDP, and to some extent the Liberals, have no money to begin with. So of course they are more than
willing to support government spending (even if it's more than the taxes we take in), because they contribute very little of it, in comparison.
*I am for environmental policies. I believe we are slowly destroying our world. But I don't think Kyoto was the right thing to do it. I also don't
believe in Global Warming. Or at least, that mankind has little or no role in contributing to it. The oceans give off more than 80% of the world's
CO2. Come on.
*I am against the Iraq War, although I am also essentially against the Middle East in general.
*I am against gay marriage. Face it, even the Liberals wouldn't have done much for it. The only people serious about the cause are NDP, which will
never be elected again. All other people just pass it off saying "I believe we should pass it on to the voters and let them decide" (And the
majority will always say no.)
*I am for abortion. The less illigitimate low-income children walking around, the better. Although I am also for making them learn. I think it should
be done brutally without any anesthetic or painkiller so they never want to have sex again. I'm a horrible, horrible person
*I figure all politicians are corrupt, so you might as well replace the old ones who got really good at being sneaky with new ones, so there may be a
time where they actually get something done for at least a week-long period.
And THAT, in a very long rant, is why I voted Conservative.
18 year old white male with more money than most adults.