Letter: Maximizing rather than minimizing should be goal

Debt clock

To the editor:

The debt clock is a great prop if cutting government services is your aim, but the approach of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is simplistic.

For example, the British government could have saved a few pennies by stinting on the education of a lad named Willie Shakespeare. Would that have been such a wise move?

Minimizing the debt is not as important as maximizing the skills and welfare of the population, and that may require investments in education and health care which pay off only in the long run.

Larry Kazdan,

Vancouver