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Still plenty about B.C. and Canada that needs to be fixed
Editor: This province and this country are among the best places to live, yet they need fixing.
There is no money for North Shore and other rescue organizations; special needs kids are not getting their share; veterans’ benefits are getting cut back; pensioners who built this country are having to do without and now having to wait longer for their benefits; ticketing or charging marijuana users, when down the street they freely inject heroin and cocaine at a government site with free needles; thousands of children live under the poverty line.
It goes on and on.
Yet politicians get gold plated indexed pensions when their terms are up.
Senators use us as their personal piggybank; we give foreign aid to countries arming themselves with billions in military hardware; we have civil servants quitting their jobs and being handed phenomenal severance packages; we had a head of the B.C. Ferries Corporation given a “performance” bonus and now we have that same ferry corporation and TransLink who continually plead poverty, having their executive given more phenomenal bonuses and raises on top of their already exorbitant salaries.
This needs to be fixed.
What we need is a political party made up of senior citizens who have the time and the life experience combined with common sense to reset this country’s priorities and get us back on the rails before this train truly runs off the track.
If this pattern is allowed to continue then we will be looking at comparable non-sustaining deficits as our American neighbours.