I took my Power in my Hand – /
And went against the World –
Emily Dickinson (Poem 660)
Thursday, July 6, 2017
--Jeremy Johnston Power for powers sake We already know what their plan is Fildie laid it out for us Claw away pensions, benefits, wages and jobs from front line public sector workers Tax breaks for the rich And to hell with everyone else---------Julie Ali I am curious how we -the taxpayers are expected to pay for the pay, benefits and pensions of all the workers at the GOA when we aren't getting value for the work that is done in some cases. I speak of for example the failures of Alberta Health to do any sort of proper oversight of the continuing care system. We are paying big bucks for the executive staff and bureaucrats and yet we still have incidents of nursing students indicate to us the problems at facilities such as the recent case at Lacombe. Why are we supposed to pay for all these bureaucrats who have not performed their jobs? Why can't we get the performance we expect in the private sector? And how long are families expected to provide the higher standard of living for the public sector workers without the deliverables while we do without? It's a question of fairness. Families work hard without the benefits, pension plans and wages of the public sector workers. Some of them actually do a good job. Others don't and treat taxpayers with disrespect. Why should we have such workers around?
On Wednesday alone, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean held four events around southern Alberta and Kenney a town hall at the south Edmonton Delta Hotel; both will likely tread the Calgary Stampede barbecues and breakfasts trail next week.