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PTBC J-LogA conservative OPINION blog --with bite. OPINION by Joel Johannesen.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I swear these two stories are not related:
1. Socialist Joy Macphail, a former MLA and stalwart of the BC you’ve got to be kidding party; a frequent political guest on liberalvision TV news channels; and who now operates an all-gay cable channel with her husband: today announces that she backs a man named Mr. Dix, for the new BC NDP leader. Pause for a second, and now…. make jokes.
2. The other news is that the Vancouver/Whistler government games staff are getting the shaft from the government games secretariat today.
Go team government.
Bonuses supposedly meant to inspire Olympics staff to remain on the job through the entirety of the Vancouver/Whistler Olympic government games, have been shafted by the government.
Now that the games are over, and the staff who stuck with it are eagerly awaiting those bonuses which were promised them, the government games secretariat has decided to renege on the bonuses in order to be able to say that they “balanced their budget.”
This happened yesterday. Note that the games are over. A year over. Various governments in BC are now setting up to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the government games, spending untold sums of taxpayer cash to do so. For example, the state-owned, socialism-reliant news media in Canada, the CBC, which, due to fantastic management and a terrific business model, manages to spend 100% of its $1.5 BILLION of taxpayer funds each and every year, reports “Olympic anniversary party planned for Vancouver”.
The government has had a year to get this bothersome pay our staff matter in order. And this is the result of that year of deep navel gazing and studious government bureaucratic muck-muck (“muck-muck” should not be confused with Miga, Quatchi and Sumi, the government games official mascots, as seen at right).
Word is that the gold medal winners will be allowed to keep their golds, despite the rise in the price of gold and the volumes of cash that the government could reap if only they took back the medals and said “we’re so so sorry but we’re the government,” to the suddenly forlorn winning athletes (“forlorn” not to be confused with John Furlong, the head of the secretariat). But don’t worry, they would allow the Chinese to keep theirs, and possibly any Muslim athletes, owing to the “diversity” issue.
I previously alluded to the hideousness of the specious “balanced their budget” ruse, in which the government games secretariat recently proudly announced that after accepting countless million of dollars in taxpayer cash, and then ever so kindly accepting still more because their budget wouldn’t balance, the government games secretariat announced that they had “broke even.” See “After accepting hundreds of mills in tax dollars, the Government Games ‘broke even’ (—wink!)”.
Leftists, especially from the you’ve got to be kidding party, often allude to corporations balancing their books or profiting “on the backs of the workers”, which I normally brush off as another incendiary lie, derived from Marxist theology and idiocy, manifestly because that’s almost always what it is. But this is a case in which the government — note it’s the government— is literally screwing the workers. “Balancing their books” off the backs of the workers, in the truest sense of the term.
If I were one of the workers involved, I’d sue.
If I were a liberal media hack wanting to look like I took my job seriously and wanting to be taken seriously, I’d be all over this story almost as if it were a conservative government in charge instead of a Liberal government as it is in fact; or as if it were a corporation doing the screwing instead of another progressive government which has proven, once again, to be completely inept at running anything. And I’d point out that these are the exact same people — government and progressives— who think they are best able to look after our basic health and medical care, our children’s education, and even to babysit our children in government daycare and “early learning” (—wink!) centers, and so much more, including, for example, managing the money they took from us to spend for us because they think we can’t do it as well as they can.
I swear the New York Times’ Twitter tweet, which immediately followed my own in which I tweeted:
“The shaft—in two progressive flavors: taste them at ProudToBeCanadian.ca : http://bit.ly/eqa0l6”
...is probably not related in any way to theirs:
“The Caucus: Deal Reached in Senate to Limit Blocking Tactics http://nyti.ms/ft0b9Y”
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