Using welfare and public sector jobs to buy elections

“…increasing taxes and spending the proceeds to buy votes, creates a ‘client dependency’ whereby the recipients of this largesse will consistently vote in such a manner as to continue receiving it… Perhaps most damaging of all, society ends up with substantial numbers of ‘dependents’ who are unable to fend for themselves, who resist having to work for a living, and who have developed an unnatural and thoroughly unrealistic sense of entitlement.”

Now, in addition to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) paying for attack ads against Tim Hudak’s Progressive Conservatives, we are told that the Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association (OPFFA) has prevailed upon Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), based in Washington, D.C., to send a letter to Hudak saying that if he wins next week, hundreds of Ontario firefighters may lose their jobs or find themselves facing a wage freeze, and that “public and firefighter safety will be put at risk…”

Having their American boss make their case may be an attempt to avoid accusations of interfering in an election, but there is no doubt who wanted the letter written, and who provided the rationale and the ammunition.

Sue-Ann Levy’s article “Firefighters union issues anti-Hudak letter” tells us that “As the Association of Municipalities of Ontario recently pointed out, generous arbitration awards have continued unchecked because the Liberal government has repeatedly failed to change the legislation so that arbitrators are forced to take a municipality’s ability to pay into consideration – instead of just replicating deals made with other cities.”

When reading about the OPP’s shenanigans, I suddenly realised with startling clarity the enormity of the forces aligned against Ontario ever returning to fiscal sanity and getting its economic house in order. And now, the firefighters have jumped on the bandwagon as well.

As I stated in a June 1st post to my campaign website, “increasing taxes and spending the proceeds to buy votes, creates a ‘client dependency’ whereby the recipients of this largesse will consistently vote in such a manner as to continue receiving it… Perhaps most damaging of all, society ends up with substantial numbers of “dependents” who are unable to fend for themselves, who resist having to work for a living, and who have developed an unnatural and thoroughly unrealistic sense of entitlement.”

And not only do we have large numbers of welfare recipients and beneficiaries of public service “affirmative action” hiring policies voting for more of the same, but hundreds of thousands of unionized public employees are using their vast store of tax-deductible dues-money to ensure continual increases to their already overly-generous pay scales, while the rest of us are forced to tighten our belts to pay for this pie-in-the-sky liberal degeneracy.

This destructive, self-serving cycle must be decisively broken if we are to avoid financial Armageddon. And the only party willing to stand up to these greedy, self-serving hypocrites is the Progressive Conservatives led by Tim Hudak.

If we fail this time, those productive, entrepreneurial people still remaining in Ontario will pack up and leave for more hospitable provinces like Alberta, and we will be truly finished.

Mark my words.

Jeff Goodall.

See Sue-Ann Levy’s article Firefighters union issues anti-Hudak letter (Toronto Sun yesterday) here.

See the full rext of my June 1st campaign website posting “Using taxes to create a client dependency” here.

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