Someone Save Us

Toronto City Hall from Sheraton hotel room

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If you haven’t been living under a rock, you will know the results of the Toronto (and GTA) municipal elections. I have to say that Toronto could have done slightly better. Okay maybe “slightly” is an understatement. They could have done much better. Of course much better isn’t too good either but still….

Toronto has elected a man that wants to cut taxes. Great! I hate taxes the rest of the next person. But is that all he is going to do? Well he says he’s going to “stop the gravy train”. Ha! Just like everyone else says they will. Sure it comes in all different forms like “sweeping the city clean” but has anyone ever actually done it successfully?

Think about it?

Sure some have been more successful than others but no one has ever swept the city completely clean or stopped the gravy train and sent it away.

People seem to have seen the promise of taxes being cut and put on blinders. Due to these blinders, people have managed to ignore the small things that don’t look to good for Toronto’s future. Things like cutting city staff by 50%. Yes I know he’s not just going to fire half of the city workers but for every two city workers that retire, one will be hired. So the change won’t be noticed immediately but it will be. So when city residents aren’t getting their garbage picked up on garbage day or the snow cleared from all the streets until days after it has snowed, I hope they realize what they’ve done.

I believe that Mr. Ford will slow down the “gravy train” but unless it stops, it’s still going to hit us at some point and we are going to be right back where we started.


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  1. #1 by E. Russon on October 30, 2010 - 11:00

    Don’t worry, the sky isn’t falling. When you are my age you realize that politicians come and go and nobody really wrecks the place. We do need to cut back at ALL levels of government. The people in “real” jobs can no longer afford the bloated bureaucracy we have on top.

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