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Re: Killing TransLink and regional vision (NewsLeader, Sept. 6)
The Gordon Price column was a solid response to the negativism of Jordan Bateman, local propagandist for the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation.
Mr. Bateman has lifted his script from the U.S. Republican playbook: say nothing constructive; employ the term bureaucrat as a pejorative; bang on about uncontrolled costs, extravagance and stratospheric salaries, while insinuating that union members have their grasping fingers around the taxpayer’s windpipe.
Oh, and I have almost neglected the charge that the supposed paladins of incompetence don’t give a toss about democracy.
The federation claims to have a support base of 84,000. This, if true, means that Mr. Bateman and companions are demolition experts representing a minuscule sliver of the country’s 14 million, plus, taxpayers earning more than $10,000 a year.
Be warned, these people want to drive the bus so that they can smash it up.