(Note from Mike: I normally don’t delve into political discussion of this nature, but I feel that the situation in BC has gotten to the point where it is BEYOND dysfunction. I’d like to say this type of rant won’t happen again, but it probably will.)
Dear Premier Campbell,
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we, the taxpayers of British Columbia, must cancel the agreement you made with yourself and other MLAs and inform you that your 29% pay increase will no longer be binding.
In these tough economic times where the public is seeing an annual 6% increase in MSP costs, the need to raise taxes via the HST (garnering a nice bonus from the Federal government) and the massive cuts to arts funding, we feel that those who we pay to make these clearly sound decisions also need to contribute.
We plan to put the 29% that was being given to the MLAs into a fund known as “General Revenue.” Don’t worry – we’re not sure what that means, either.
The Taxpayers of British Columbia
P.S. The word “sincerely” is defined as “in a genuine way.” We only mention this because we are certain you don’t know the meaning of the word.