They make the laws but think they’re above them

Cape Breton Post - - COMMENT -

Since the beginning of pol­i­tics, there has been only one type of agenda: self-serv­ing. Now we can say that all par­ties are equal to the task.

The peo­ple of Nova Sco­tia fi­nally gave the NDP the op­por­tu­nity to rep­re­sent the masses, and what did it do? Same old, same old.

Premier Dar­rell Dex­ter should or­der a full in­quiry even though he got caught at the trough. One has done the right thing by re­sign­ing, which beats fall­ing on your sword.

Glace Bay MLA Dave Wil­son should spend more time with the is­sues of his con­stituency in­stead of wor­ry­ing about sun­ning him­self on the pa­tio at tax­pay­ers’ ex­pense.

MLAs make the laws but seem to think it is all right for them to be above the law. MLAs should make their ex­penses pub­lic once a year.

I give ku­dos to the au­di­tor gen­eral and the news me­dia for ex­pos­ing this self-serv­ing. Joe Os­borne Glace Bay Ed­i­tor’s note: The au­di­tor gen­eral’s ex­pense au­dit cov­ered the three years end­ing in June 2009, the month in which the last pro­vin­cial elec­tion was held.

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