Gov­ern­ment waste is ev­ery­where

The Compass - - EDITORIAL - Bernie Scott writes from Mount Pearl

A rel­a­tive of mine used to work at the of­fice down at the pen.

For quite a few years - ev­ery year at bud­get time - they would rush out to spend what­ever money was left in or­der to get the same amount for the up­com­ing year.

If not, their bud­get would be cut back.

They pur­chased mi­crowaves, elec­tric ket­tles, elec­tric fry­ing pans, clocks, ra­dios, any­thing that they could get to use up the bud­get money. And this went on year af­ter year. Now that was just one gov­ern­ment of­fice. Mul­ti­ply that by all the other gov­ern­ment of­fices and you will come up with a fairly large mone­tary amount when you think about it.

Not to men­tion the sick day abuse.

Now also take into ac­count the mas­sive waste with big gov­ern­ment funded projects and the sick day abuse, along with over-in­flated costs, be­cause it is be­ing paid by the gov­ern­ment with tax­payer’s money.

So, if you started to go through all the abuse and waste, you prob­a­bly wouldn’t need to tax the peo­ple to death ... and per­form all these fee in­creases and cut­backs - need­less spend­ing, no ac­count­abil­ity, pass the buck, not my depart­ment, etc, etc.

We need a gov­ern­ment that will put a stop to all this and start to look af­ter the tax­pay­ers - who by the way are the em­ployer - the gov­ern­ment politi­cians are just em­ploy­ees.

But when they get in power they act like they are the em­ployer and the tax­pay­ers are em­ploy­ees who have to put up with what the politi­cians dish out.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.