Letters: Sense of privilege

Premier Clark wrong to raise pay of her political cronies

It appears that it did not take our gal “Christy” long to get back into her old ways and into the swing of things.

In her first day in office after having being sworn in as premier, she gave her political henchmen a very over-generous pay hike. She could not have just thought of doing that during her first several hours in office. This had to have been pre-ordained. Is this what is referred to as a pay-it-forward event? I believe that it may be just that. Sure would go a long way to buy loyalty and keep her staff tight lipped about events that transpire in the next four years.

Reports state that in one case the pay hike was approx. $30,000. This in itself would be okay, providing the cash came out of her pocket and not mine. This  ‘mi casa su casa’ has to end soon. This thing smells to high heavens and seems akin to the “Duff Stuff” to me.

The next thing that will make the news four years from now will be Christy’s appointment to the Senate. Seems even Gordon Campbell was rewarded after his political screw up and resignation. He was sent to London as our representative. Shame.

After a very short one-day learning curve our hogs learned where to line up to feed from the overflowing public trough. And feed they do.

Further, I wish that our figurant Prime Minister Stephen Harper would grow a pair. He is long past due in standing up in the house or addressing the nation and truthfully stating what is transpiring with our golden horde in Ottawa.

I feel somewhat better now in having vented about being sick and tired of most of our elected and appointed individuals in government having a highlighted sense of privilege while approximately 10 per cent of the local population of Sooke is dependent upon our food bank.

If this was Japan, a number of our pundits with any sense of pride would fall on their swords.

Can someone be recalled before they have won a seat in the Legislature? I hope she hurries up.

Ray Mostowy

Sooke