Opulence reigns supreme, taxpayers pay for it

Dear editor,

In today's world its easy to see that opulence reigns supreme.

Dear editor,

In today’s world its easy to see that opulence reigns supreme.

In todays’ governments the same can be said about the way they spend taxpayers’ money.

Let us look at the $14 billion that has been spent on the Olympics by Britain. Is it possible that with the European

economy in shambles; countries going bankrupt, defaulting on debt payments, that we would throw away billions on a show of

sport to somehow ameliorate the worlds’ population?

This is the fallacy of politicians today — despite all the indicators we somehow must continue to waste good money on extravagance.

Whether it is municipal governments spending money on unneeded infrastructure and toys for employees, provincial governments refining liquor laws so that more people can drink alcohol or federal governments using nepotism on projects for personal gain; the useless waste continues while the lowly taxpayer ponies up his money.

Let’s hear it for democracy and taxation!

John Logan,

Courtenay

Just Posted

Deadline looming for North Island College scholarship applications

Students have until April 24 to apply for a record number of… Continue reading

AspieComic Micheal McCreary coming to the Comox Valley

Comox Valley Child Development Association hosting the fundraising event

BC Ferries to pilot selling beer and wine on select routes

Drinks from select B.C. breweries and VQA wineries to be sold on Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen route

VIDEO: Snowbirds arrive in Comox for annual spring training

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds have arrived in Comox for their annual spring… Continue reading

Locals Restaurant among Canada’s most sustainable eateries

The Courtenay restaurant is the only B.C. establishment to make the top six list

It was no Kentucky Derby: B.C. girls host foot-long snail race

Two Grade 3 students in White Rock put four snails to the test in a hotly-contested street race

Courtenay supports church renos, lunch program

Council approves $25,000 request from St. George’s United

Howe Sound Queen sailing toward retirement

Vessel now up for auction ends regular runs between Crofton and Vesuvius at the beginning of June

Should B.C. lower speed limits on side roads to 30 km/h?

Vancouver city councillor wants to decrease speed limits along neighbourhood side roads

Lawsuit eyed over union-only raise for B.C. community care workers

‘Low-wage redress’ leaves 17,000 employees out, employers say

Landlord of alleged Okanagan shooter recounts deadly day

Tony Friesen was working in one of the units of his Penticton building when he heard shots

B.C. RCMP arrest foreign national in connection to airport thefts

A woman, 60, is being held in police custody as Richmond RCMP investigate

Police pursue pesky porker on Vancouver Island

‘This was allegedly not the pig’s first escape’

Westjet tries again to dismiss proposed class-action lawsuit alleging discrimination

Former flight attendant claims airline broke contractual promise to create harassment-free workplace

Most Read