While the Ontario provincial government is increasing anything they can to help offset their mishandling of tax payers money, our hydro and heating bills are rising at an alarming rate and gasoline goes up and down like a toilet seat at a mixed party, I find it hard to understand how my government pensions increase was a measly $6.01 a month. Granted pensions are run by the Feds but part of my taxes go to the Ontario tax grabbers.
We know that as soon as an election is in the wind, governments makes promises that they have absolutely no intention on keeping. Dalton McGuinty was an expert at that and trained his replacement Kathleen Wynne well in the art of deception. It is interesting that she can promise to bring the minimum wage to $11 an hour in line with the cost of inflation but ignores the plight of the largest group of people in the province, seniors.
Perhaps we have become accustomed to being ignored and treated like second class citizens for too long. Perhaps it is time to stand up and let these elected officials know that it is our tax money that pays their overly generous pay cheques and allowances. We have the power to hire and fire with one thing, our vote. Isn’t it about time we started to use this power and organize ourselves into a power wielding machine and force change in our favor. Who will lead the charge? Any takers?