Recent comments on the proposed Indigestion Tax, claiming people are fighting mad at TransLink, are dead wrong.
TransLink is the messenger, not the target.
The Fiberalsâ€™ first mistake is thinking the populace is stupid. Admittedly, there are a few people who are shortsighted, and there also a few radicals, but they exist on both sides.
Taxpayers are broke, tired of being fleeced and tired of being subjected to ineptitude and police state antics.
Opposition to government practices was first demonstrated by annihilation of the Glen Clark NDP.
The public sentiment was later reinforced by the HST revolt, and currently we have the unresolved Port Mann toll issue that the Fiberals dearly want to go away.
Case in point is Amrik Virk â€“ Christy Clark moved him out of the Advanced Education portfolio into another portfolio because he was caught facilitating internal sanctioning in senior government circles.
Does transferring him make him any less of a trickster in his new portfolio? Do the people want to be ruled by corruption? Is this the kind of leader people can follow?
Never mind lateral promotions (heâ€™s still on pace for his pension), why is he still here at all? It then follows that Christy Clark either has no backbone or no conscience.
The people want leadership, they want honesty, and they want value for their tax dollars â€“ they donâ€™t want business as usual.
The acid test? If you have to spin it and sell it, there is something patently wrong with it.
And letâ€™s not forget that it is government mismanagement and lofty policies that created the congestion in the first place.
This will end up back on Christyâ€™s desk where it should be. The gauntlet demands satisfaction.
Richard Keill, Langley