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Amateurs!

Last week, after a series of very secret agreements between the parties, the members of the British Columbia legislature voted themselves -- unanimously -- a significant pay raise. There was no debate, just an up or down vote supported by Liberals and NDP alike.

I happen to support the pay raise.  So long as we have to have politicians, we should pay them well and make them work hard.  It is ridiculous in my judgement for anyone to complain about the Premier of a rich and vibrant economy such as we have in BC making $140-odd thousand a year.  No one in the private sector has anywhere like those kind of responsibilities;  and no CEO in business would take that kind of pay for the accountability required.

Of course there was loud outrage from all the usual suspects.  Nothing unusual there.  But now the NDP has buckled to the crowd noise, saying they that want to renege on theCarolejamesir deal with the Liberals to move this through.  They will pitch it, no doubt, as "listening to the voices of the people".  Bullshit!  If they had really wanted to know what the people thought, they wouldn't have connived their secret deal in the first place.

If Carol James and the NDP think this will somehow make them look more businesslike, or statesmanlike, they are dead wrong.   It makes them look like amateurs, political flipfloppers more concerned with the daily wind than longterm policy.  I'll never vote for Campbell and his Liberals, but I sure have no intention of voting for the leftwing turncoats either!

November 21, 2005 in B.C., Vancouver | Permalink

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