Well, it was bound to hit the fan at some point.
Politicians at all levels of government have been caught time to time with their hands in the cookie jar, accepting payments, making claims, all sorts of financial “magic” to get the most they are entitled to.
This week it’s Senator Mike Duffy.
Next week it will be someone else.
Yes I know it’s not each and every one of them, it’s just a percentage, and probably most of them are dedicated, honest, hard working people. But here’s what gets me.
They let it happen!
There’s no accountability. There’s not one of their peers standing up and saying “This is wrong!” It’s all hush hush and no one is talking about it.
It reeks if you ask me.
I live in a town with big unemployment issues. No jobs. Drugs and alcohol are huge problems. Welfare families with inadequate housing. Single moms struggling to raise their children. The list goes on and on.
And I read the news where government officials are getting very large housing allowances, even if they don’t live very far from the office. I read where Duffy gets a ninety thousand dollar cheque written for him because he broke the law???
Meanwhile, we are fighting, literally fighting, to get a lunch monitor for our school which does not have one. A school right on the main street of our town. The funding formula tells us we should have two. Instead we have none!
Yet the money keeps flowing to big businesses and those on the “inside”. The rich keep getting richer!
It’s not right.
This is not the land of milk and honey, at least not from my perspective. Although it sure does seem that way to the politicians!
I’m going to say something about it.