I would venture a guess that more Islanders eat at Soup Kitchens than at Smorgasbords (All you can eat meals)here on PEI. However, not all Islanders have to eat at soup kitchens visit food banks or shop carefully at No Frills outlets. Some have a sense of entitlement and of course a government credit card! It has not been too many months since the opposition brought to light the excessive spending of MLA’s using government credit cards for meals. Topping the list back then was Minister McKinley having eaten his way through approximately $5000 worth of Meetings/meals. If at that time, the leader Robert Ghiz had put his foot down this excessive spending of tax dollars could have been seriously curbed. Sadly Ghiz just carried on business as usual. Now we have the opposition once more bringing to light the ever increasing eating habits of this MLA. McKinley now tops the list with an obscene increase usage of his government credit card reaching over $7000 or $8000 dollars depending on who’s figures you believe. Surely this is an intolerable misuse of tax payers dollars, how can this government continue to waste our money while telling us to tighten our belts. The Liberal government has over the last few years imposed the HST, grabbed back allowances, added sneaky taxes thinking we wouldn’t notice while giving themselves at least three pay raises. Finance Minister Sheridan (The Million Dollar man) has authorized new vehicles for ministers, Ghiz travels first class on Air India(that was okay! according to Sheridan he is head of state) and the abuse goes on. What can we do??? Unfortunately nothing until the next election and even then we will not get justice. Once out of office they will collect rich pensions, lucrative appointments, maybe the odd senate appointment and so it goes on. We need proportional representation voting in elections, even more important we need Recall, some of these MLA’s should be out of office now. No doubt while I’m writing this Ronny is flashing his government credit card at a Tim Horton’s and laughing while packing away donuts and coffee. Why do I bother????????????They have no shame, show no remorse and never apologize.
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