Wednesday, August 9, 2017

BBQing the Fildebrandt --Post #5


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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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Ray Morgan Imagine if an NDP MLA was doing this. Derek Fildebrandt would be bellowing from the highest mountain in Alberta that the poor taxpayer was being abused. But, now that it's him being caught with his hand in the cookie jar, he claims it's all above board and that Albertans should be happy to buy him a flat that he can rent out to skim a few more dollars off of. If you want to see what entitlement and hypocrisy looks like, just take a look at ole Derek Fildebrandt.

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Lauren Makowecki So true. If the tables were turned there would be so much of that fake outrage coming from Fildebrandt.

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Julie Ali I agree. I am now curious how many other MLAs--of any political party are doing this sort of junk. Or was Mr. Fildebrandt the only one?

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May Mickelow Hear hear!

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Lucia Iorio Well Derek. ... that is what us working people call "Double Dipping".... can't believe I have to point that out to you.... oh..right you are a conservative.... Marie Antoinette famously said "let them eat cake" should be a tag line for the party....

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Kevin Dunbar So quick to point this out as a "conservative" thing. You need to grow up. Has nothing to do with the party, or the conservative movement, and EVERYTHING to do with the man himself.

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Kelly Wolfert Kevin Dunbar, the entitlement that follows the conservative right is now part of the UPC. The merger didn't make that go away. That entitlement is something the party has to address to voters. It's a real thing. So real there are election results to prove it. 
But yes ... it also speak very poorly for Fild. His defense of it shows how that above comment becomes valid. Albertans have seen it before.

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Julie Ali Kevin Dunbar Somehow we have seen a lot of Conservatives using the system to make out like bandits legally. Eg. Redford's Sky Palace when they were all trying to shut down the Michener Centre. Then the Duffy expenditures with various other senators showing us their elite and entitled use of the expense accounts. Finally we have the long history of the CEOs of the health authorities being paid major severance by the Conservative party in Alberta because.. .well I guess they all deserve money for being laid off. It's sad but the fiscally conservative folks are as wasteful as the NDP folks.

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Julie Ali eg of NDP waste--how about the $235 million "loan" to big oil for the orphan well program that is not our liability? What of the $30 million by the federal government for economic stimulation that was wasted to ensure this "loan" was tax free? All political parties waste money. Lucky for us we have now an example of the UCP folks doing the same junk.

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