Vote Today October 25th, 2010

McGuinty’s Men – Voter Beware

In two of the most prominent Ontario cities, Toronto and Ottawa, the McGuinty Liberals are trying to get their men in.  In Ottawa it looks like a done deal for Jim Watson, a testimony to the short memories and fiscal imprudence of Ottawa voters. In Toronto, it is a tight race, with Ontario Minister of Health, George Smitherman battling it out with business man Rob Ford.  Grab hold of your wallets, Ontarians, we are in deep trouble.  Smitherman has overseen a flurry of scandals in the Minstry of Health, at a time when patients, not bureaucrats, could really have used the money.  Instead it is gone – gone to consultants and used to pay ludicrous severances.  Let us hope that at least in Toronto the McGuinty’s are foiled.  Cities in debt, the province in debt, all that money is going to come out of our pockets eventually.  Thank goodness provincial governments can’t print money.

Vote Today – even if you cannot prevent a Watson Mayoral victory, you can send a message.  If you don’t vote, you lose your voice.

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2 Responses to Vote Today October 25th, 2010

  1. ben says:

    I am fairly a-political in terms of affiliation, and vote for the guy/gal with the best ideas and the highest likelihood of actually doing what he/she says. All too uncommon.

    We should all vote, even if we know our vote will not change the outcome. “How infinitessimal is the importance of anything I do, yet how infinitely important it is that I do it.” Voltaire understood.

    Let’s also not forget that Smitherman was the father of the insane and bungled Ontario Power Authority (OPA) Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program. I happen to know one of the high-priced consultants who advised the Smitherman on the issue. Smitherman didn’t listen to my sensible chum, and now we have yet another huge liability incurred on our behalf that I think was seriously misguided.

    Vote for or against these guys not because they are Liberals or Conservatives, but whether you agree with their policies. In my case I will vote for neither, because they do not reflect my view that now more than ever we must be fiscally conservative to weather even tougher times ahead. I do not see these two as agents of decentralization and self-organization, but rather of increasing our reliance on centralized planning and control, and of the rule of elites over the great unwashed. No good can come of that. Vote with your brain, folks, not your hearts. But please, do vote.

  2. Ron Tedwater says:

    Really nice post,thank you

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