Let taxpayers judge the claims
What a proud time to be a Nova Scotian! Let’s forget that the province has a $525 million deficit. You might think the average Nova Scotian would find that piece of information difficult to ignore.
While most of us are trying to scrimp and save, some politicians think that we are rolling in dough. Maybe it is time to remind them that it is our hard-earned tax dollars they are spending on questionable frills.
On second thought, maybe we could take advantage of some of these frills. If you are living near Yarmouth MLA Richard Hurlburt and your power goes out, just load up the family and knock on his door. His house is guaranteed to be toasty warm with his generator.
Need a comfy spot to relax? Find John MacDonell’s office and sink your weary bones into his hand-crafted furniture. Be sure to use that fancy new printer to send greetings to your children out West.
If your driveway is slippery, maybe Wayne Gaudet has some money to sand it. Oops, I forgot that most of us aren’t related to the MLA so that makes us ineligible.
For those who enjoy a good read, Howard Epstein has a great collection of books on politics. I wonder if there is a chapter on ethics that he could lend to his political friends.
Bill Dooks has a $6,234 website to keep in touch with his con- stituents. Maybe he and Michel Samson could Google the word “ frugality,” whose meaning they seem to have forgotten.
With summer just around the corner, maybe Dave Wilson will invite some of us to a barbecue at his place so we can try out his new patio furniture. If Premier Darrell Dexter is in the area, we could arrange for a photo-op with his gear. If only Judy Stretch was around she could provide a nice cup of espresso.
Now some of them are going to send the money back. Would this be an attempt to save their political skins?
All claims should be made public. We have a right to know how our tax dollars are spent. Let the taxpayers decide if claims are just. Yvonne Kennedy Homeville