There was a time when you actually voted for the candidate and/or party you believed was most qualified to represent you and run your province or country.
Unfortunately, two axioms now better describe our election process: “the lesser of two evils” and “the devil you know.”
A recent cartoon in The Tri-City News depicted Christy Clark promising the moon. Listening to the platform presented by the NDP, John Horgan has also promised the moon and he’s thrown in a couple of stars as well as part of the Milky Way.
Why do they insult our intelligence when we know and they know it’s just lip service and these promises will be abandoned once elected?
What I find most discouraging about our politicians is the fact that the moment they are elected to office, they are afflicted with unrestrained greed, using the electorate as their personal ATMs. Like every other working stiff, I am tired of paying for the unconscionable spending by our politicians.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a politician who actually treated there constituents with the respect they deserve? Wouldn’t it be great to have en elected official who showed some restraint and actually lived up to the promise to be fiscally responsible?
Neil Swanson, Coquitlam