Friday, February 24, 2012

Dalton or His Minions with a $16 Billion Annual Operating Deficit are Not in a Position to Rebuke Any Other Politician or Taxpayer.

Back in October 2010 it was not the media but Torontonians, those who faithfully take the time to vote and pay taxes anyway, spoke for the then Mayor elect and by a margin of 4 to 1 by supporting his campaign platform for subways and electing him Mayor.

Most I am quite sure recognized the reality that the long term yet perhaps costly up front solution for the city's barbaric Hodge Podge centre of the road streetcar usage had to be replaced with the continued extension of an underground subway network similar to those in such world class cities as London, New York and Montreal.

Further the Province, run by a Dalton McGuinty and his own hand picked minions, who have run up a $16 Billion Dollar Yearly Deficit and have debts in excess of $251 Billion are Not in any position to Rebuke Mayor Ford or Toronto council.

Especially when the premier and his own peons cannot stop whining and continually are asking the federal government to bail them out as a government because of their political inability to do their job in terms of decision making or balancing their operating budgets.

Couple this fact with their own lack of prudent fiscal management on behalf of the taxpayers of the entire province the Ford's, the media and the public should be asking questions to the provincial government as to why they find it necessary to criticize or blame others without first looking into the mirror that is directly in front of them?

Until Queens Park, itself, shows some much needed fiscal responsibility the Premier or any member his government is NOT in a position to comment on the performance of any elected politician, Mayor or Reeve.

In October 2010 the voters across Toronto, by a margin of 4 to 1, supported the Mayoralty platform of Rob Ford and his vision for subways and NOT centre of the road streetcars re-marketed with the fancy name of LRTS. 

The management at the TTC over these past 3 decades unfortunately has been a disaster of dinosauric proportions. 

Perhaps it is time that this relic of a top heavy over bloated city corporation know as the TTC be taken over completely by the federal and provincial governments to ensure that a world class subway system is put in place for the entire GTHA under the control of Metrolinx or other non city entity. 

However Toronto taxpayers should keep in mind that it was the province under another provincial government that cancelled the Spadina Express-way and thus played a major critical role in the daily gridlock now experienced by over 70% of Toronto's driving commuters and the daily gridlock encountered by businesses in their attempts to deliver the commercial goods and services required for the economic survival of the city residents and businesses. 

Should we continue with such indecision's, by all levels of government, and not spend the money now and on an ongoing bases for subways as opposed to middle of the road streetcars through attempts at political backstabbing by the media and the left leaning socialists NDP members on city council Toronto shall remain known throughout the world as HOG TOWN.


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Thanks for your thoughts, comments and opinions, will be in touch. Peter Clarke