Wednesday, August 9, 2017

BBQing the Fildebrandt - Post #4


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The United Conservative Party MLA says there’s nothing wrong with him subletting his downtown Edmonton apartment while claiming thousands of dollars in rent from the public purse.

United Conservative Party MLA Derek Fildebrandt says there’s nothing wrong with him subletting his downtown Edmonton apartment while claiming thousands of…
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Andrew Robert Francis 'Although he said he’s done nothing wrong, Fildebrandt accused former Wildrose leader Brian Jean’s “backroom operators” of “personal smears” over the apartment on the day after he was critical of his former boss.'

So much for the United right!

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Julie Ali The Wildrose should never have merged with the PCs. There is no united right. There is just a group of folks hoping to become the next government.

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Tim Browatzke They said they were fiscally responsible. I say it stinks Redford in sheeps clothing! Did you exepect less from the elite?

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Lucia Iorio Like your post!

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Julie Ali All politicians are the same. All political parties are the same. Do you think the NDP are any different than the PCs or the UCP folks? We're just being naive when we think the different brands are unique.

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Eileen Banks So let me get this straight. We the taxpayer are paying the rent on this apartment. The MLA is making money on it by renting it out when he is not there, such as weekends. He pockets the money he makes. How is this not double dipping? He defends this by saying a lot of people with apartments rent them out when thy aren't around. True. He leaves out the part where those people are paying for those apartments out of their own pocket, not mine and yours.

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Julie Ali Thank you for the clear explanation of the facts. Now I am curious about the folks who think this is a fiscally sound way of using empty space.

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Rena Chiovelli Well, I mean, if you want to get all "detailed" about it....

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Jamie Biggs-Tillotson UCP apple doesn't fall from from the PC "dynasty" tree of entitlement apparently.

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Julie Ali Lovely way of putting it. The tree of the PCs (split and broken) bears rotten UCP fruit.

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Liz Acheson Where's Jason Kenney on this double dipping??!!! Oh we know they are both former CTF folk, who loved to whine about obscenities, so let's hear them even try to wrangle out of this one!

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Amy Kaler This is sounding very Trumpish: do something clearly unethical (like making a personal profit from an asset supplied through public funds) and then when busted, attempt to divert attention to whichever disgruntled former ally might have leaked this (Brian Jean is the problem!). This doesn't bode well for a united right in Alberta.

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Erik Scott "the rules explicitly state that MLAs are only entitled to the actual costs incurred"

So all the money he's pocketed from renting it out is stolen from the taxpayers. People get arrested, charged, and hauled in front of a judge for shoplifting 20 bucks from the corner store. When will we hold scumbags like this to the same standards that the rest of us are held to?

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Julie Ali Politicians make the laws. They are never accountable as a consequence. Only citizens are accountable and get penalties.

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