The weather outside is frightful,and school this week is doubtful. If we are lucky the kids will get one day of education this week. We are now in the midst of the fourth storm in so many days. One could say we are being royally dumped on. Actually we could say that about the current race for the leaderships of both the PC’s and the Liberals. They are surely dumping heaps of empty promises all across the island. Words like, I shall revitalize the rural districts, or my priority is small business, I intend to bring in sustainable financial management, I will put a hold on school closures. Do I need to go on? politicians say the things they think we want to hear, and that is a clear indication that they do not have the first clue to what we islanders really want. Sheridan claimed through a beaming smile that he had reduced the deficit this fiscal year. Gee! I guess most of us missed that, but if it is true why did the province recently borrow another $20 million from RBC . I liked a comment in today`s letters to the editor . Its like a wife coming home from a shopping spree and saying to her husband I saved a fortune on these clothes. The leader in waiting for the Liberal party King Wade, has a completely different take on things. He tells the farming community that they are enjoying a period of prosperity, Wow is that something else I missed. I’m not sure how he arrived at this conclusion, it seems to me many farms are Abandoned, Deserted, In serious need of repair, In states of collapse and the rural areas are dotted with Farms for Sale signs. I’m not even sure how large the deficit is, I have heard so many different figures lately that range from 2 billion to almost 4 billion. Now, I can understand Islanders not appreciating the huge amount of money that is owing. Most of us have never seen anything close to a million dollars let alone 4 billion. My advice is this, when the snow stops and the politicians come calling again, don`t listen to what they want to tell you, instead ask them the really tough questions they want to avoid. What do they intend to do about the economy will they recommend salary freezes for government and staff. Will they agree to really tighten their belts, cut back on the rampant waste they are presently pursuing. Will they move to improve the environment, air quality,water quality and the quality of the soil. Will they become serious about education and health, and stop these junkets to far of lands on the pretense of drumming up business. Ask them how much Robert Ghiz has cost islanders since he apparently retired and began travelling to India and other places in 2015. Almost like he is getting in a few free trips before his retirement becomes official. So folks while we stay in doors during this latest snow storm ask yourselves this. Is this just another Island winter storm or is it what we might call a real Snow Job!!!!!
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