With Premier Photo Op and the Liberals stumbling through the worst month ever, I couldn’t not bring this old favourite back again. First published April 3, 2011 and worth another read. Be sure you listen to the audio clip at the end.
CKNW’s Bill Good and producer Jessica Hyatt want you critics of Christy Clark and BC Liberals to be quiet. You are all greedy beggars, demanding services from government while you are unwilling to pay for them. You just go on and on and on and on, don’t you. Please, stop complaining so the Liberals can continue rewarding the people who really deserve rewards.
Remember, HST and increased carbon taxes and medical fees help fund corporate tax cuts. Giving away massive quantities of fresh water for nothing to gas companies in northeast BC helps keep that industry strong. We’re not short of clean fresh water, are we? As least, not yet.
Royalty reductions and building roads for the oil and gas people are worthwhile too. If they had to pay their own costs, they might leave our oil and gas in the ground and then it could never be used, ever. This important industry supplies many jobs to companies in Northern Alberta. We need to treat our neighbors well; someday we may have to borrow money from them.
And please, stop talking about Independent Power Producers. People should appreciate all the new roads they build in the BC wilderness, a few of them are even open to the public, sometimes. Through dams, diversions, tunnels and penstocks, this good clean industry keeps small lakes drained and prevents rivers from being clogged with fish. Fewer wild salmon means a better market for farmed.
On top of those benefits, IPPs provide employment opportunities and benefits to many journalists. Without the companies stepping up with speakers’ fees and other extras, reporters would have to live on their own paltry salaries.
Luckily we’ve got Christy and she’s thriving! Listen to this two minutes of Rah-Rah Radio from April 1, a good day for it.