I Woke Up This Morning Thinking Of All The Insanity Coming Out Of The Mouths Of Our Politicians & Stupid Media.
And it Came to me . . . These Ass-Holes have no Concept About Us, other than Stealing as much Money as they can from Us in Terms of Taxes – And other than at Election Time, they couldn’t Give a Rat’s Ass about We The People.
SO PLEASE BEAR WITH ME AS I VENT:
In my Last Editorial (October 4, 2019) . . . One of the People who Commented on the Editorial (Kim McConnell), who is a Great Personal Friend of Mine, and a Devout Freedom of Expression Advocate – Wrote a Common Refrain (To Paraphrase), that Current Politicians are Leaving a Legacy of Debt for our Children & Grandchildren to Deal with when we are all Dead & Gone . . . Which Is True.
But Another Commentator (Robert Daigneault), who I have also met Personally, added to what Kim McConnell Wrote, by Stating something Obvious, which I’m going to Expand Upon.
WE DON’T HAVE TO WAIT . . . For the Dire Consequence of Debt to Affect our Future Progeny, since the Current Level of Debt is HURTING US EVERY DAY.
The Government Can Talk A Good Talk . . . But It Is What It Is – And whatever the Bureaucracy Says – is Contradicted by the Truth. Taxes Are Going Up – Up, Up & Up, Driving the Cost of Living through the Roof.
What Is This Carbon Tax All About? Do you Think it’s about Saving the Environment, so we can Save the Planet? If you think that, well I can Find some Swamp Land to Sell You . . . ‘Cause It’s Not!
The Carbon Tax Is An Excuse For The Government To Steal As Much Money From Us As It Possibly Can.
The Government Is Nickel & Diming Us Every Day. My Auto Registration Goes Up, not Much, Perhaps a Few Dollars. But so does School Tax, Property Tax, Tax on Fuel Consumption, the Cost of Electricity & Other Taxes . . . Not Much Individually Perhaps, But Collectively – It Amounts to as Much as . . . or More than a Month’s Mortgage, Rent, Food-Shopping, Vehicle Payments, Insurance – Etc.
And while the Government is Raising Taxes & Applying New Taxes, where there weren’t any Taxes Before, such as Creating Toll Roads & Toll Bridges . . . The Governments are Providing Fewer Services or Shoddier Services by Mostly Unaccountable Bureaucrats & Public Servants.
23-YEARS AGO . . . I was so Pissed-Off with my Member of Parliament (Nick Discepola), that I Wrote him a Scathing Email, Telling him how I thought he and his Liberal Government were Pissing Away our Tax Dollars on Self-Promotion.
He Called By Phone . . . And During that Call, which Started-Off Civilly – It Descended to the Level of Yelling at each other, to the Point of Each of us Telling the Other to F-Off in as many Ways as we Could.
To Nick Disceopla’s Great Credit – He Jumped in his Car & Drove to my Office, where we went at it again, Especially when Nick said that the Senate ONLY Costs $80-Million Per Year (That Was 23-Years Ago) in a Multi-Billion Dollar Economy, as if it was chicken-Feed.
Nick Disceopla was a Successful Businessman who Became a Politician. He was also a Great Family-Man. And we became Friends. Unfortunately, Nick Passed-Away as a Result of Cancer in 2012. One of the Only Liberals I really Liked, Probably because he wasn’t in Government for the Money, and Thought he could make a Real Difference.
Here’s An Incontestable Truth . . . The Bureaucracy Will Never Supplant Itself.
The Bureaucracy will Always Continue to Grow & Enrich Itself. And if that Means Taxing you to the Point of Taking Food from your Mouth, and the Mouths of Your Children . . . So the Government Can Stay Enriched – That’s What the Government Will Do.
When I Wrote Yesterday (October 24, 2019) . . . That Our Politicians are Collecting What Amounts to more than $200,000 Per Year in Tax-Payer Income, and someone like Ocasio-Cortez Doesn’t Think that’s Enough . . . What Else Is There To Say?
A Good Friend Of Mine Is In The Process of being Hired to Work For A City Government Agency . . . When he Told me how Much he would be Paid, what his Working Conditions would be, how Much Paid Time-Off he will be Entitled to (Sick Leave – Personal Days – Etc), and his Paid Vacation Plan – I was Sickened by what he Said.
People in the Private Sector who Pay EVERYTHING for the People in the Public Sector Don’t Live Like That . . . So Why Should They?
Anne & I are at that Point, where we are Concerned about Tomorrow, as Prices are Rising Everywhere. We’re not Broke. But we also Don’t have Money, not the Kind of Money that you know will Carry you Comfortably to the End of your Days.
But We’re Doing Much Better than Most People our Age – Which is not a Stinging Endorsement for our Future. Because most People our Age, who’ve Worked Hard & Played by all the Rules are Scared, Who unless they have a Great Pension, like you would have from a Civil Service Job, are living Day to Day Worrying about Tomorrow.
SO HOW DO YOU THINK I FEEL . . . When my Prime Minister Spends Millions of Dollars on Personal Vacations & Fancy Personal Entertainment . . . and the Bureaucrats who’ve Contributed NOTHING in terms of Risk & Real Work to Build this Country, are Living High on the Hog, while the People who Pay for their Lifestyle Live in Fear of Tomorrow?
WHAT DO YOU THINK GOES THROUGH MY MIND . . . When my Government Hands Out Billions Of Dollars In Foreign Aid, when there are Desperate Retirees who’ve helped Canada become the Once Upon A Time Wealthy Country It Was, who Literally Squeeze Pennies to put Food on the Table?
It’s Great To Talk About Free Healthcare . . . But I Didn’t Pay into this Canadian System for all of my Working Life, and as an Employer, also Paid for a Percentage of my Employees Contribution to Public Healthcare, so I Can’t See A Doctor When I Need To See A Doctor, because my Government Gave my Healthcare RIGHTS Away to Immigrants who Shouldn’t even be Here in Canada.
Maybe All Of This Seems Crass To You . . . And Maybe It Is – But there are Purportedly 7.5-BILLION People on the Planet, Most of Whom are Struggling to Survive, who want what I Have . . . What I’ve Worked For – Who would be only Too Happy to Come to Canada or the United States of America & Live off Our Generosity.
SO HERE IT IS . . . I’M NOT THAT GENEROUS!
CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME – We Simply Don’t Have Enough To Take Care Of Ourselves, since we have Children, Middle-Aged People Who’ve Fallen through the Cracks through no Fault of their Own & Elderly People who are Either Living on the Edge or Under the Poverty Line . . . with Committing Ourselves to Taking Care of 7.5 Billion People, Bearing in Mind that a Huge Percentage of these People Don’t Share our Language, Laws, Religions or Values.
WE PAY OUR POLITICIANS & BUREAUCRATS TOO MUCH . . . We Pay our Civil Service Too Much. We Pay Too Much for Most of our Public Sector Workers, we are Being Screwed Day-In & Day-Out with the Cost & Quality of our Teachers – and we Provide Far Too Many Benefits To The Public Sector Workers, Who We The People Employ . . . But Are Not Entitled To A Benefit In Kind.
WE DON’T HOLD OUR PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS TO ACCOUNT:
Our Government Is Too Big. Too Expensive. Too Unaccountable. Too Secretive. And Puts Us The People . . . Far Too Much In Debt. And Sooner Rather than Later, People will Start to Wake-Up when the Money Runs Out, Hopefully Before it’s Too Late, which I’m Thinking that It’s Already Too Late, to Demand Serious Changes.
But One Way Or The Other . . . Change Will Be Coming.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov