Politicans put taxpayers in debt
Editor: Langley Township council is borrowing $43 million for water and roads. Now of course we need water and roads, which is the primary infrastructure function of council and should have priority status.
This council knew the $43 million item was coming up before they got us in real deep long-term debt just a few weeks ago, with eight new full-time firefighters and fire hall renovations to accommodate them. The fire department expansion was not urgent and should not have been done at this time, but they don’t care.
It has since been revealed that the firefighters’ union, International Association of Fire Fighters, became politically involved in the last campaign. It was lobbying, soliciting, campaigning and donating to Kim Richter’s and other councillors’ election campaigns. Do you think the firefighters expected such expeditious quid-pro-quo co-operation?
Now all of a sudden Richter and a few other councillors are concerned with debt levels? Yeah right, and we should believe they are serious?
Peter Fastspender of the TransLink Mayors’ Council voted for us South of Fraser tax-suckers to subsidize the $1.4 billion Evergreen Line in Port Moody and Coquitlam, in exchange for a few bus routes to Langley. Now TransLink is reneging on the bus routes.
This is like your broker negotiating a 50-year, 10 per cent mortgage on your behalf, then expecting ego-stroking praise. Would any real business hire such a person in an administrative capacity?
Christy Clark, the BC Liberal Party premier, talks a big streak like “if it’s not good for families, we won’t do it.” Then she proceeds to do the exact opposite, by rapidly spending and giving away billions, getting us and future generations up to our eyeballs in debt. She is doing this to boost her image in the polls? Hello, what planet is she from?
When you get taxpayers in debt, it is the same thing as devaluing the dollar. You have to pay the debt part first, leaving the rest of the dollar short.
Actions speak louder than words. We taxpayers are getting really fed up of these politicos pretending they care about debt, when they keep voting to do more spending at every opportunity. They are using us as an ATM.