Their Hands In Our Pockets

Hamilton, ON, Canada / AM900 CHML

Last summer it was the Senate Expense Scandal, where we were shocked that  public officials would take advantage of their position and spend our money for their own use.

Surely, they’ve all learned from that and not abuse their position right ?

Apparently not.

Former Alberta Premier Alison Redford and her staff spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayers money on first class airfare and posh hotels  .

Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell is in hot water because she racked up over $200,000 in questionable expenses.

And, don’t forget the Dirty Dozen MPP’s, including all of the Hamilton MPP’s, who stick us with the bill for about 20 grand each for Toronto apartments, even though Queens Park is only an hours drive from their Hamilton ridings.

And what do all of these elected officials have in common, beside the fact that they think our tax dollars are for their personal use ?

None of them  think they’ve done anything wrong !

Redford stepped down  as Premier , due to a huge backlash from Alberta voters, but she still pleads innocent to any misdoing.

Likewise, the Brampton Mayor and the Hamilton MPP’s have neither apologized or promised to curtail their  spending habits.

Clearly, there’s a culture of entitlement with many elected officials and, as one veteran politician told me, they don’t think it’s a big deal because  it’s been going on for years.

Maybe so, but that doesn’t make it right.

Comments

  1. The absolute worst offenders of throwing our money away were the Liberals of the last 11 years….and what did we do ? Re-Elect them with a majority ! ! No wonder they feel entitled. We are so stupid to put up with it.

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