If you’re an Ontario Liberal, it’s hard not to be disillusioned these days.
The latest poll is showing Ontario voters would deliver a sound drubbing to Daltie McGuinty and his Queen’s Park troops. I’m betting the majority of Ontarians can’t even name the leaders of the other two parties, but they would rather let somebody off the street run the provincial government than these clowns.
The trouble with Liberals is that once they get into power, they get arrogant and they are quick to reward their friends. As soon as Daltie got elected, half of Ottawa poured into their SUVs and headed down the 417. Consultants gladly filed out of Hy’s in favor of the Four Seasons – with their meters running.
Meanwhile, the Premier hectors the opposition and lectures the public, and brings in policies that nobody voted for.
Like the health tax, remember that one, the tax that wasn’t even mentioned in their platform two elections ago? Ditto for the HST. Mixed martial arts, where did that come from? Do we really need full day kindergarten when studies have shown that toddlers need play, not more programming? Full day kindergarten is nothing more than publically funded daycare.
And don’t get me started about the Hydro hike. I have a Hydro bill for two months that’s costing me $650!
Meanwhile, the Liberals have let their departments and agencies run amok, unchecked. They hire people who have no qualifications for their jobs – eHealth come on down — and pay consultants for their gum. They let the Ontario Lottery Corporation hold expensive retreats and parties, frittering away much need sums that would pay for precious Ontario programs.
Why even lapsed NDP Premier Bob Rae at least looked at the books once in a while.
Clearly, the government at Queen’s Park is out of control.
I think what’s really rattling the voters is the Premier’s nonchalance in the face of their fury. Hydro costs are too high? Do your laundry on Saturdays. You don’t like my policies? Well, it’s just a poll, and the only poll that matters is on election day.
Next job for the Premier? Lead singer for the Arrogant Worms.