It is a myth that higher taxes in general harm the economy. In fact, the public services this revenue pays for strengthen our economy. Cuts to our already-strained health care, seniors’ care, and education systems and supports for our most vulnerable residents, would only hurt Albertans now and in the future. If teachers, health care workers, and public services employees lose their jobs, they far less able to purchase goods and services, unemployment goes up, and the economy further declines.