My New Year’s resolution for 2011 is to be more tolerant and less critical, especially to the following:
People opposing the HST: I will no longer criticize people who can’t add.
When you don’t know that five plus seven equals 12, who can blame you for seeking the advice of someone like a disgraced premier, even one who obviously has an axe to grind, and doesn’t mind talking you into grinding it?
Believe him when he tells you that the upturn in our economy, particularly in the mining and forest industry, is not due to the benefits of the HST.
Just don’t expect him to try and convince the guy who is finally back to work and able to support his family, or the low-income people who have been receiving $200 to $300 every three months that is not a good tax.
People supporting recall: I will also be tolerant of the people wanting to recall Donna Barnett because they were told she voted for the HST.
Let’s just forget all of the good things she has done and how available she has made herself; the $1.1 million it will cost if it goes to a by-election and the fact she will probably be re-elected anyway.
But let’s not forget that it was the same axe grinder who went to the Supreme Court claiming the HST was unconstitutional because the MLAs were not allowed to vote on it. Hello!
Charlie Wyse: Yes, Charlie, I am even going to quit picking on you.
I’m sure when you were our MLA and were always blaming the government for wasting the taxpayers’ money, you really believed it.
I’m also sure you are aware that if you were to win a by-election, a second term could make you eligible for a fat MLA’s pension.
Squandering $1.1 million of the taxpayer’s money for a ticket on that gravy train would make sense to some people.
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