If all goes according to plan . . . Anne, Stryker, April (the cat) and I will be leaving Austin Texas on April 8, depending mostly on the weather, which should bring us home on Monday, the night of the 13th.
And if you think Anne and I are coming home to peace and quiet . . . LET ME GIVE YOU ANOTHER THINK.
The first thing on the agenda is to finish the construction of the permanent RV Location, which Anne and I have leased at our friends’ Equestrian Center.
Even though much, if not MOST of the infrastructure work has already been done, including: gravel, underground water, cable, electricity, high-speed WiFi, storage cabins, carports – etcetera . . . THERE’S STILL PLENTY MORE TO DO.
On the evening of April 15th, I will be the KEYNOTE Speaker at a major Ottawa Event, where plans will be set-in-motion to shut down as much of Ontario’s Hydro One (electricity service) Toronto offices, and Queen’s Park (Provincial Capital), to make the point: THEY WORK FOR US . . . WE DON’T WORK FOR THEM!
THIS WILL BE THE FIRST SHOT FIRED ACROSS THEIR BOW . . . the first of many, and the FIRST in North America. And once we get this under our belt, my intention is to bring it right across Canada and the USA.
An Aggravated Reader of this BLOG, wrote to me the other day, saying that he is a retired teacher, wanting to know if I applied all of my ANTI-PUBLIC-SECTOR rhetoric against all Public Sector Workers . . . or just teachers?
1 – No one in the Public Sector should EVER earn more than the average paid in the Private Sector, for the same or comparable job.
2 – No one in the Public Sector should get paid for work not done. Don’t come to work. Don’t get paid.
3 – No one in the Public Sector should be able to BANK SICK DAYS (see article 2).
4 – No one in the Public Sector should have any kind of TENURE. No one’s job should ever be guaranteed for life.
5 – No one in the Public Sector should get one penny MORE of matching funds in their pension, than anyone gets in the NON UNIONIZED Private Sector.
6 – No one in the Public Sector should be able to take full retirement, any earlier than people are able to, in the Private Sector.
7 – And no one in the Public Sector should be allowed to get LONGER PAID vacations, than workers get in the Private Sector.
IT ABSOLUTELY GALLS ME . . . that people who have had all the above mentioned PERKS in the Public Sector get to spend their retirement on Cruise Ships, at Winter Homes in Florida, or wherever, TAKING MORE MONEY out of the system, for as long as they live, than MOST working families with children will ever EARN.
One of the MOST important reasons to literally RAPE the Ontario population FOR ENERGY COSTS, especially owners of single-family homes, is to raise the money needed to pay the UGLY UNBELIEVABLE PENSION COSTS of Public Sector Workers.
THINK ABOUT THIS FOR A MOMENT . . . Private Sector earnings are NOT GOING-UP. Employment opportunities are GOING DOWN. Profits are IFFY at best for small to medium sized companies. Food costs at the grocery store are WELL ON THE RISE, restaurant meals are becoming UNAFFORDABLE to many . . . ETCETERA – AND ELECTRICITY COSTS ARE SMOTHERING EVERYONE, only to raise money for the payment of UGLY PUBLIC SECTOR PENSIONS.
THE LEFT LOVE TO SHARE THE WEALTH . . . so they say – but, if that’s true, they should also love to share the pain. But that’s not how it works with the LEFT.
Why in the world should people who work for me . . . MY CIVIL SERVANTS, get to have an INCOMPREHENSIBLE better financial life THAN ME, paid for with my hard earned dollars?
If all the NON-ESSENTIAL Public Sector Workers STOPPED working right across the Continent (Canada and the USA) tomorrow, NOTHING WOULD STOP. We The People wouldn’t notice the difference.
BUT . . . IF ALL THE PEOPLE STOPPED PAYING TAXES TOMORROW . . . the Public Sector Workers would be out on their collective ass, with nowhere to go, and nothing to do. So, who needs whom?
I have no regrets about the things I’ve done and the price I’ve paid fighting against incorrigible governments, which treat the people’s money as if it was their own piggy bank.
I don’t want bureaucrats telling me how to live my personal life. And I’m fed-up with the lies and disrespect coming from people who should be kissing our behinds for the incredible jobs they have, which are nothing like the TAXPAYERS could ever hope to enjoy.
I BLEW THROUGH $450,000 Fighting a Fight no one should ever have had to FIGHT, much less LOSE . . . ONLY because of LEFTIST ACTIVIST JUDGES and a cowardly Supreme Court which deemed NOT to hear the APPEAL, on a direct government assault on FREEDOM of EXPRESSION.
What I learned . . . is that the government, at all levels, from the bureaucrats to the courts, have CIRCLED THE WAGONS TO PROTECT THEIR GRAVY TRAIN. And if we are going to be able to BREAK THAT CIRCLE . . . it won’t be done by spending close to HALF-A-MILLION DOLLARS playing their game, on their home field, with their own referees.
The vast majority of the people who read this BLOG are my age and older. We are the BABY-BOOMERS. These are the people who from time to time write checks to Galganov.com and/or send support for the BLOG through PayPal. AND THESE WILL BE THE PEOPLE WHO WILL BE AT THE OTTAWA MEETING.
If we have to depend on the so-called MILLENNIALS to fight for all of our FREEDOMS, we might as well SURRENDER, allowing the government to continue to have their way with us. But, even though we are not the GREATEST GENERATION, like that of our parents, we are the GENERATION that changed the world. And if we have been so responsible for screwing-it-up . . . WE CAN FIX IT. And I intend to do just that, or take yet another beating trying.
To paraphrase . . .
IF NOT NOW – WHEN? IF NOT HERE – WHERE? IF NOT ME . . . WHO?
We should all ask ourselves this. Because if we don’t . . . WHO WILL?
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov