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Taxpayers reach their limits
to the editor,
December 4, 2013
And on and on it goes. Water, up 4.6 percent; New Tecumseth
municipal taxes, an 8 percent proposed hike, and the subsequent 4.5 per
cent actual increase when the County and Education taxes are factored
in that is supposed to make us feel like they did us a favour. Hydro
bills, 33 per cent more over the next three years.
Not to mention, disgraced ORNGE CEO Chris Mazza, and his over
a million dollar payoff; Ontario Power Generation CEO Tom Mitchell,
annual salary of $1.7 million plus (just imagine what his severance
will be); three Senators (tip of the iceberg!), tens upon tens of
thousands in phony expense claims; and of course, the Gas Plant fiasco,
$1.1 billion, gone. Well, somebody's friends got rich, just not the
These are only a small sampling of the hands that are
constantly fishing around in our pockets. And for what? God help you
when you really need a CT Scan; or suddenly find yourself out of work
because utility, or payroll and business tax costs force your company
out of business or out of province.
Or even if you are like most and get maybe a two per cent pay
raise, which if lucky might just buy a set of winter tires or a
I know we live in the best country in the world. Just being
able to vent like this about the bozos running our institutions without
fear of persecution is testament to that.