Yes, TaXed should be the name of Edmonton, and here is another of many examples of why this name of TaXed should be on the maps.

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Edmonton/2008/10/23/7174076-sun.html

Has an article on the city council that knows not what it does with all those billions it wastes every year. Inspired by the tax and spend Mayor of Edmonton, council has shown, that they and the mayor really have no idea what good government is.

To quote from the article by Frank Landry, ”

Meanwhile, Coun. Jane Batty questioned why the budget for the office of the city councillors is slated to increase by more than 11%, rising to $3.2 million. The money is used for things like hiring research assistants.”

Here, a councilor has no idea, where more than $350,000.00 is been spent! three-hundre and fifty-thousand dollars, and no idea where it is going? Does the Mayor know? These councilors and Mayor are suppose to be responsible for that yearly city budget and know where every nuckel and penny goes to. But of course, with a tax and spend Mayor leading the way, its who cares wehre the money is spent as long as it is spent.

That way another 14.5 % tax increase can be bashed into the the taxpayers fixed income budget the next year, on top of the increase this year!

My goodness, where is the cost cutting, the budgeting, the simple monetary resolve that the over taxed voter has to have, every paycheck spent to pay the bills? Not in the Mayors chair. Oh, no, that person is probably too busy helping with kicking backs across the street at the monstrosity known as the “Art Gallery” where helping the arts is giving 84 million or more to the property developers instead of the local artists.

$250 million and climbing 23 ave/QE II intersection overpass. More expensive than any two bridges crossing the river in Edmonton. Another example of wasting the overtaxed voters monies. For that kind of money , I believe 99 St could have been expanded to 4 lanes each way, with overpasses on all major intersections, from whyte ave to Calgary! That would have been a far more cost effective way to reduce traffic congestion on the QE 2 freeway.  And just wait till you see what the horrendus above ground lrt on the south side does to traffic there. I predict mass congestion All along 114 st. 250 million would have gone a long way to putting the lrt underground so it does not interfear with traffic like I fear the current plan will.

And why is it that there is 140 parts per million of who knows what in the city of Edmonton water? And what exactly is in that 140 parts per million? Is that stuff good for children to consume? $250 million would have gone a long way towards making Edmonton’s water the cleanest on the planet. . .

Next year, the Mayor, just like this year will loot another almost 2 billion $dollars from the overtaxed voters pockets to waste.

In 2010 Edmonton will be able to Vote once more for Leadership. . .

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