Kevin Gaudet, from the Canadian Taxpayer Federation has a few suggestions:
Barack Obama and Stephen Harper have something important in common – both have misunderstood what helped to get them elected. On the surface, they both seemed sincere. They both had a vision, albeit two very different visions, but each seemingly borne of conviction for change. Since being elected, both now have come to represent exactly that thing their supporters wanted them not to be – establishment politicians who, in effect, represent the status quo.Also, please don't forget to sign the CTF Balanced Budget Petition. We, the taxpayers, have scored some success lately, ending seniors' entitlements for prisoners like Clifford Olson, but that's just a drop in the $50 billion bucket. We need to make it clear, that runaway spending is not going to result in more votes; rather the opposite. After all, it's our money, not theirs.
Unlike in the US, where the Tea Party movement is largely about opposing run-away spending and big government, in Canada the growing restlessness is also about citizens wanting to take back their governments. If it was only about taxes and spending in Canada, then BC’s NDP wouldn’t be leading in the polls.