As you may or may not know the Liberal government has handed out over $840,000 worth of gift cards to those who suffered food loss due to the Christmas ice storm.
This was followed by complaints that ranged from those who lined up for days and didn’t get a card, to those who showed up in their BMW to get one, not to mention it only seems to apply to those living in Toronto.
My bigger concern is this displays, yet again, the pattern of attack the Liberals have been using for over ten years while our government.
They always seen to gravitate towards what will look good and get them re-elected as oppose to what is really an effective plan that will honestly help Ontarians.
They insist their ‘Green’ Plan is best for our future and label anyone who questions their spending, lack of research & development, and due diligence as being anti-environment when all voters are really looking for is transparency.
The same reckless direction came with the ice storm.
Knowing electricity bills are a huge issue for Ontarians they chose to use the occasion as a photo op dragging out the Liberal propaganda machine again.
This time showing premier Kathleen Wynne handing out a food basket with a pack of reporters and cameras behind her as oppose to having a real plan that will help or make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Perhaps if they spent as much time actually doing their homework instead of trying to look good, we wouldn’t be in debt up to our frozen wallets.
I’m Scott Thompson.
Tuesday on The Scott Thompson Show!
-How does the current weather affect your business? Good or bad?
Today is the first day back of 2014 for some of you, the rest got a test drive last week.
The kids included in the first group.
Our kids got 18 days off this year when you include half day and the P.A. day that was more of a ‘Rae Day’ or as we now call them ‘Wynne-Fall’ days; in honour of our illustrious premier who reversed the union pause that helped show Dalton McGuinty the door.
But unlike that group, this commentary is about the kids.
The weekend hockey talk had kids crying the holiday was over, while parents hesitantly breathed a sigh of relief.
The recent snow fall brought some hope as the kids were wishing their Christmas break would be extended by a snow day.
The rumour was if you flushed an ice cube down the toilet, put a spoon under your pillow and wore your PJ’s backwards and inside out, you could make this happen.
I have a feeling my kids were not the only ones testing the theory last night.
However that didn’t stop the parents preparatory planning and often heard realization, “We have to make lunches tonight!”
Happy New Year again!
I’m Scott Thompson.
Monday on The Scott Thompson Show!
Stunt rider has gruesome crash at Copp’s. Daredevil or death wish?
When we all woke up Sunday morning our trees were bent down to the ground like a Dr. Seuss story book picture.
That’s if they weren’t snapped in half. It was a hydro line man’s night mare.
Power outages across Southern Ontario were up around the 250,000 mark as we felt the wrath of what many called the worst ice storm we’ve seen in decades. I guess that depends on if you were one of the 250,000, and how long you down.
Ours went out around 5:30 in the morning, but not for long.
It’s funny how you wake up when the power goes out. Everything in the house stops humming.
At daylight it was intermittent at best.
By that time I’m think of alternatives for heat and what I’m going to do if the freezer starts thawing.
We take electricity for granted always thinking it will be there. When it’s not basic survival instinct kicks in.
How do we stay warm, cook food or keep it frozen. Winter helps with that one.
Unless you’re a kid growing up in today’s technological world.
The first words out of my daughter mouth this morning as she ran through our bedroom door was, “the Wi-Fi’s down!”
Seems that the old Drive Clean program, originally designed when vehicles were much less efficient than they are now, has been nothing more than a revenue generating cash cow for the Liberals for years. For this they have dropped the price $5.
By the way, ask your local mechanic how many thousands of dollars they had to re-invest in this scam in the last couple of years alone to upgrade.
The program was also designed to be revenue neutral instead of another means for the Liberals to steal your money all under the guise of ‘Green energy’..
Less than 5% of tested vehicles fail therefore the other 95% are pure profit.
Even the Supreme Court of Canada is frowning on its use to collect more money with little effect on the environment as touted.
The sad thing is this money could have been used for transit and infrastructure upgrades, but instead is just used to stuff Liberal coffers.
No wonder everyone is sceptical when the Liberals come with hat in hand asking for more tax dollars.
Perhaps they should better designate what they have already stolen from us.
I’m Scott Thompson.
Thursday on The Scott Thompson Show!
-Why are teachers off on Friday? Will we ever get a straight answer?