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Enough federal government ‘shenanigans’

Editor: We may see “the back of Stephen Harper,” so said Stephen Maher on the radio this afternoon. It could well be, considering the latest shenanigans  surrounding our prime minister and his government.

For one, I suspect he may have well run his course. For at least one whole month, news reporter Lisa LaFlamme spoke of a senate scandal.

No doubt she was tired of the  repetition even though it was her job.

Had any of the antics of the infamous three, including the faux pas by Nigel Wright been done in the private  sector they would have been kicked to the curb before one could say oops.

Mr. Duffy had the audacity to say on national television, “And who will  pay for my health benefits?”

Well, who pays for my benefits if not myself, and has been doing so every month for years?

How is it that the  public  trough gets deeper every time a politician opens his or her mouth?

Come on, Canadian taxpayer, how about standing up for what is right instead of watching your tax dollars slide down the drain.

It would  seem that morals and ethics have flown out the window with the proverbial bath water.

Since when does anyone deserve the kinds of  bonuses being  paid out today along with inflated wages, to boot?

How many tradespeople with much more responsibility than a politician would  love to have just your wage?

What used to be right now seems to be wrong and what was deemed wrong now tends to be right.

Does anyone,  other than me, see something wrong with this picture?

To all Canadian taxpayers, I ask you to stand up and choose that which is right rather than continue to  follow the status quo.

I looked up the word “apostasy” it means, desertion of ones principles.

Where are ours, if we allow ourselves to be run over as we have been to date?

Ken Hinton


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