MLA ex­pense rev­e­la­tions make a her­mit’s es­cape seem tempt­ing

Cape Breton Post - - COMMENT -

Our politi­cians are caught once again with their hands in the cookie jar.

Cheap, petty, cheesy: call it what you will, it all boils down to greed.

Does it re­ally mat­ter how many cook­ies one is caught with?

Did you ever no­tice that all gov­ern­ment in­ner cir­cles are com­prised of busi­ness­men, lawyers and pro­fes­sion­als? Sel­dom will you find the com­mon folk at that level.

Could be that th­ese peo­ple, the ones who brown-bag it or carry a lunch can to work, just don’t fit be­cause they might have a lick of com­mon sense telling them that just be­cause some­thing isn’t il­le­gal doesn’t mean it can pass the smell test?

As far as pay­ing for items ques­tioned or re­turn­ing them af­ter an MLA has been snagged, I say big deal. Try that ap­proach at a depart­ment store.

Some­times I think if I had the health and req­ui­site skills I would run off to the back woods of Rocky Bos­ton or maybe Wreck Cove to be­come a her­mit and give the sin­gle-fin­ger salute to all politi­cians. At least Jesse James wore a mask. Richard McNeil Glace Bay

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