Taxpayers footing the bill

Is it possible that we are too tolerant of everybody’s greed at our expense?

I find it hard to understand why Jack Kler received approximately $250,000 for doing nothing. I guess it pays to get fired.

Teachers are hard done by because they are not paid enough. The facts are that a teacher with no experience and a minimum of training receives over $47,000, and the top of the pay scale is around $75,000. They receive pensions, a medical plan, a dental plan, sick leave with pay and lots of holidays. How much is enough?

What about all the other unions clamoring for salary increases?

I have no love for the government, especially since both parties voted themselves a raise. I am told that Gordon Campbell received a 48 per cent increase. He probably qualifies for a severance package and a pension, not to mention a pretty good patronage appointment. It does not get better than that.

The problem is that the government is not the real opponent. It is the taxpayer who picks up the tab. He pays the bill with money he does not have. It goes on the debt to be paid with interest at a later date.

Is it possible that we are too tolerant of everybody’s greed at our expense?

Gerry Lepine

 

Summerland

 

 

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