Wednesday, August 15, 2012
It seems with almost two years under their belts this Mayor and Council are all about status quo, just like the previous Mayor was for almost two decades before them. They've created absolutely no jobs, enticed no businesses or industry to setup shop here, have not yet even put together an Economic Development Committee, never mind the hiring of an Economic Development Officer. Nor have they hired a Tourism Coordinator either, as promised.
Yep, this Mayor and Council are all about status quo alright "we like things just the way they are, thank you very much". Fine, if you got money in the bank, are umpteenth generation, or if you're getting a handsome pension from one government entity or another, but for the majority of people living here who are barely scrapping by that attitude just doesn't cut it, now does it?
But then again, what do you expect from people who for the most part have had a silver spoon in their mouths most of their life's? Can't blame them, for they know not what they do, being ignorant as they are to what it's like to struggle through life... nor apparently do they give a shit.
Well, I give a shit and so do a lot of people I talk to here who feel hard-pressed by this council's attitude and misplaced priorities. After all, what have they delivered here in the last two years? Aside from cancelling a revenue and job generator, spending like drunken sailors, taxing us to death, creating a police state (Revenue police) and an over-bloated bureaucracy, while at the same time having previous councils doing the hard work regarding the CLC, needing only to put up a For Sale sign, they seem incapable of moving ahead on something that should be a piece of cake, never mind thinking outside the box with a vision and a plan, like a Hotel/Casino Convention Centre.
It seems the only job creation these guys know how to do, being the major job creators in the municipality over the last couple years, is within their own organization i.e. municipal hall. With even these jobs being given only to outsiders?
Yes, I'm looking for a job as are many others living here in this community, and I'm pissed off that there aren't any, and that this council is doing absolutely nothing about it!
If residents here would have listened to me last election when I said I wanted to be a paid full-time Mayor, not only would I have had a job, but a lot of others here would have too, by now. And it would have landed up being a whole lot cheaper by far for the taxpayer here than what we've already had to pay for all this 'good government' we've gotten so far by this Mayor, who needing his hand held by highly paid consultants neglected to mention he was going to go down this road at election time. Not very forthright and honest, now was he? Unlike moi.
Come next election, I'll be into retirement age and won't need a paid full-time job. But as a committed full-time Mayor, I can guarantee you that status quo will go out the window and creating good paying full-time jobs will be my number one priority. People here can take that to the bank!
It’s much harder to be a liberal than a conservative. Why? Because it is easier to give someone the finger than a helping hand.