Put spending facts on the table

News Apr 06, 2011 Ancaster News

Last week a well-known business commentator on CBCTV suggested that for every dollar spent by government in Canada, 30 cents is wasted.

If this alarming statistic is correct, and based on the evergrowing number of press articles on government mis-spending, I have every reason to believe it is, then the respective party leaders — federal and provincial — would be well advised to start telling us how they propose to eliminate this waste instead of trying to con us with how much more of our money they are going to spend, if and when they get elected.

Now wouldn't that be refreshing.

Maybe such a novel approach might encourage more people to actually go out and vote.

Les Farrington Ancaster

Put spending facts on the table

News Apr 06, 2011 Ancaster News

Last week a well-known business commentator on CBCTV suggested that for every dollar spent by government in Canada, 30 cents is wasted.

If this alarming statistic is correct, and based on the evergrowing number of press articles on government mis-spending, I have every reason to believe it is, then the respective party leaders — federal and provincial — would be well advised to start telling us how they propose to eliminate this waste instead of trying to con us with how much more of our money they are going to spend, if and when they get elected.

Now wouldn't that be refreshing.

Maybe such a novel approach might encourage more people to actually go out and vote.

Les Farrington Ancaster

Put spending facts on the table

News Apr 06, 2011 Ancaster News

Last week a well-known business commentator on CBCTV suggested that for every dollar spent by government in Canada, 30 cents is wasted.

If this alarming statistic is correct, and based on the evergrowing number of press articles on government mis-spending, I have every reason to believe it is, then the respective party leaders — federal and provincial — would be well advised to start telling us how they propose to eliminate this waste instead of trying to con us with how much more of our money they are going to spend, if and when they get elected.

Now wouldn't that be refreshing.

Maybe such a novel approach might encourage more people to actually go out and vote.

Les Farrington Ancaster