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Who got the meat?

The NDP must also end the previous government’s policy of socialism for the rich and private enterprise for the poor.

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To the editor,

Stephen Kimber’s question, “What now?” (June 11, Upfront), about how the new NDP government will operate, recalls a conference on poverty I attended years ago. A participant told me of social workers teaching poor people how to make soup from bones. One of them asked: “Who got the meat?”

The new NDP government will have to answer that question. They must also end the previous government’s policy of socialism for the rich and private enterprise for the poor. Nova Scotia is in hock up to its eyeballs, yet finds hundreds of thousands of dollars to subsidize short visits of multi-millionaire pop musicians. The concerts by Paul McCartney and KISS will remove millions of dollars from the local economy and leave behind a ruined public space.

---Jim Lotz, Halifax

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