Mayor Tax and spend


Besides the fact that more people voted for the bloc, ndp and liberals than those people that voted conservative, FRANK LANDRY the most excellent CITY HALL BUREAU writter at the www.edmontonsun.com
Was pointing out in his what appears to be an award winning article at:

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Edmonton/2008/12/03/7613716-sun.html

In that article, Mr Landry points out in a subtule read between the lines way, how there is a lack of leadership when it comes to budgets with commen sense in Edmonton city hall.
Also in the article, by the excellent writter Mr Landry,  Councilor Tony Caterina shows how the yearly double diget tax hikes in Edmonton over the next few years, will increase the tax bill by a wholloping 60 poorcent. And no, poorcent is not a typo, poorcent is what a 60 poorcent tax hike will make everyone, poor and with cents, not dollars in thier pockets purses and wallets!

60 poorcent is more than twice the number of voters that voted in the last civic election. Will everyone be getting a 60 poorcent raise in wages in the next few years? Probably not.

A 60 poorcent tax hike is there because of a lack of leadership in the Mayor of Edmontons Chair. Coun. Tony Caterina would be better, than Mayor tax and spend. But alas, He looks to be a carrot and stick chasing second swab that only does as the mayor tax and spend of Edmonton tells him to do!

Allthough no one in the Media would admit it, it looks as if the Mayor tax and spend of Edmonton is comming here for ammo for the press to defend the 60 poorcent tax gouge. After all most do go to a place of leadership for ideas to battle problems with, and one can see how the lack of leadership in the Mayor of Edmontons chair, except when it comes to tax and spend, is responsible for a running amok, out of control, constantly rising, double diget tax increasing budget. A budget that is just like Pirates pillaging every ship that passes within pillaging range of the pirates is the contastly tax increasing budget.

Yes , far easier to blame it all on the workers, instead of the lacky of leadership in the Mayor of Edmontons Chair, which is where the bugetary chopping should begin! Chop that salary, chop those perks, chop those privledges, chop those expense accounts, and chop those office bugets. There is some commen sense leadership on fiscal control!
If only ther e was a first or second swab councilor to put forth a real budget filled with so much commen sense there was tax decreases!

With just that chopping of the mayors personal pillaging of the overtaxed voters pockets, OVER ONE MILLION CAN BE SAVED. if Councilors did the same, MILLIONS CAN BE SAVED. . . . . There is just two examples that save millions from being pillaged from the overtaxed voters pockets.

Of course, here on the internet is about the only place you will read about such commen sense bugetary leadership that restores integrity to government, and respect for it in the hearts of the people. For allthough the Frank Landry’s and Kerry Diotte’s are very brave and bold to write what they write, it takes leadership to put forth such commen sense ideas as you read about here at the Blog of Dave Dowling, Candidate for Mayor of Edmonton, in the next civic election.

Which is probably when the copy and paste broadsheet scribes will hack out some copyright infringing copy and pasting from this blog, Like liquid spew from the rear orfice of a flu infested elephant will be that hack of copying and pasting. It’s all copy and paste broadsheet scribes are capabull of. . .

Unlike the excellent well written articles over at the www.edmontonsun.com  done by the master artists of prose, which shine like the lights in the night sky.

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Columnists/Diotte_Kerry/2008/11/26/7548491-sun.html

Mr. Kerry Diotte, teacher of broadsheet copy and paste scribes, hero of print was pointing out the other week how Edmonton’s Mayor likes to play the 3 shell blame game on why Edmonton has the highest taxes in the Solar system, galaxy and possibly the entire Universe!

Yes indeed, Edmonton’s Mayor, leader of the yearly budget, is of course a saying how the highest in the world tax rate isn’t because of his lack of leadership, but is due to civic employees who table the budget to council for voting.

Oh my, oh goodness, the pirate at the helm of the ship is a saying how he isn’t at the helm of the ship, while he is at the helm of the ship, steering it to the first deficit this millenium.

In a show of fiscal irresponsiblity, the irresponsible Mayor tax and spend of Edmonton, is trying to CONvince everyone that Mayor Tax and spend of Edmonton has no input into the budget. Memories of ENRON are dragged up by this claim of his. Similar to a “salted” claim that CONned many a poor overtaxed gold seeker into the grave.

According to Mayor Tax and Spend of Edmonton, all Mayor Tax and Spend of Edmonton does, is wear his blindfold and Vote however his corporate sponsers tell him to vote! Apperantly he can not even change the small change numbers on one small line of the overtaxing, always increasing, City of Edmonton budget.

11% hike for councils office budgets, almost 2/10ths of a million for replacing garbage cans, and that is just the tip of the dino bone named overtaxing. Then there is the $100 million plus art gallery, which when done will have the MOST EXPENSIVE price on realestate per square foot of gallery space.  Add to that the 1/3 of a $ Billion intersection on 23 ave and Calgary trail, more expensive than any 3 bridges across the river in Edmonton.  And that is just two of many squandering 3 eyed parrots wonders that Mayor Tax and Spend of Edmonton is wasting tax dollers on.

Also, according to Mayor Tax and Spend of Edmonton, since a bit over 10 poorcent of the people voted for Mayor Tax and spend to be Mayor Tax and Spend, Mayor Tax and Spend has a clear Mandate to Tax and Spend.

Don’t worry , there will probably be a nother tax increase next year too! After all that is what Mayor tax and spend does, tax and spend. . . . .  After all, it isn’t the worker that tells the corporate boss how to do the budget, its the corporate boss that tells the worker how the budget whould be.

Mayor tax and spends fictional story on how the tax increases are all the civic employees fault is just that; a story and not the Truth.  

 

The Truth is: With tax increase after tax increase, after tax increase, Mayor Tax and Spend of Edmonton has truely earned his title of: Mayor Tax and Spend of Edmonton.

over at the www.edmontonsun.com Richard Liebrecht was pointing out at http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Edmonton/2008/11/12/7381976-sun.html

How the Mayor Tax & Spend of Edmonton is peeved at butts. It’s not coffee cups, nor car pollution, which would involve air quality, nor is it what gets poured into the river, that has Mayor Tax And Spend peeved. Nope its cigarette butts. . . .

This clown of Edmonton in the Mayors chair, should have started ragging on how Edmonton water has 140 parts per milion of god knows what, or he should have been promoting the City buying non-polluting vehicles.

But no, this Mayor Tax and Spend of Edmonton instead has a problem of a discriminating nature with butts. Probably after a meeting with former councilor Phair, is where the Mayors problems started. . . .

8 long years ago when he was just a rookie councilor, Discriminating MayorTax and Spend then, could have insisted that Edmonton put ashtrays around the city. Now though , Mayor Tax and Spend wants the province to heap more discrimination upon smokers to up the tobacco taxes, and then Mayor Tax and Spend of Edmonton wants all that money and more. Probably so he can declare smokers terrorists and rendition them to a foreign country where thier rights and freedoms can be abused, so that his morals are not so offended by the new terrorists of pollution!

The discriminating against smokers Mayor Tax and Spend of Edmonton would rather have the entire police force out in thier gas guzzling 8 cylinder cars double taxing people for driving and smoking , rather than actually fight real pollution or real crime.

Crime like the cost overruns on the art gallery, or those police should be investigating why the 23 ave and QE II interssection is costing almost 1/2 of a billion dollars!

For 1/2 of a billion , the police could have been picking up all those butts in Edmonton and getting some real work done.  Double taxing drivers on thier way to work, by the thousands in a day, is not real police work, it’s the pretend kind. . . .like blaming pollution on butts, while driving to work in the gas guzzler. . .

Yes indeed, having those police babysit everyones children at daycares would be better work thandouble taxing drivers in some pretend kind of work. And the citizens of Edmonton would probably be happy if the police were doing real work and babysitting everyones childrens in the various daycares around town.

Butt, Mayor Tax and Spend would not have those extra millions upon millions from the over ticketed drivers pockets to waste on white elephant projects, if the police were doing real work and babysitting instead of doing the pretend kind of police work and acting as Mayor tax and Spends double taxation teams.

The real butt doing the damage is not the ones lying on the streets, its the one sitting in the Mayor of Edmonton chair, saying leadership is double taxing whomever they can. . . .

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. . .

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Columnists/Diotte_Kerry/2008/10/20/7149526-sun.html

Has an award winning article by that sage of scribes, Mr Diotte. In that article that shows the broadsheet copy and pasters how to write, Kerry Diotte points out how the huge tax increase this year of 14.5% is outragous beyond belief!

Why it is probably easier to buy a real Iron Man suit, that to get a budget with no tax increases from the city hall of the city now named TaXed (Edmonton)

In that excellent article, Mr Diotte, points out how the mayors spent over ten million dollars ($10,000,000.00!) on consultants, because, besides upping the taxes every year, the mayor has no idea what he is doing

12 councilors and not an accountant amongst them all. Instead of a councilor stepping up for the people and the city and presenting an alternative budget with tax decreases, we have the coucnilors just doing what the mayor tells them to do, which is increase those taxes! Why, there is probably a coninsulting fee for consulting consultants to find out whos the best consult to consult about consulting, hence the coninsulting typo!

Con-in-sulting, because it sure is an insult to the people of the city of TaXed (Edmonton) to be conned into so many insulting consulting fees. Ten million would have paid for some real water purification equipment. 140 parts per million of who knows what in tap water is horrid.

Only when it comes to wasting the overtaxed voters money is there that thing named leadership.

In 2010 Edmonton will have the chance to vote for quality leadership once again.

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2008/07/28/6288536.html

Has an interesting story on how Sasquatch’s are easier to see, than a city of Edmonton budget with tax DEcreases for the overtaxed voter.

Indeed, people across the country find it easier to see Ogopogos in lakes, and Sasquatches in the wild woods, than to see a non-tax increasing budget from the city of Edmonton.

The Mayor is why. His leadership of $10,000+ raises every year, has set the example for the rest of the city to follow. when the so named leader is all about tax and spend, its not long before the rest of council is doing the same.

If only there was some nontaxing and non-spending leadership on the city of Edmonton council.

It sure looks as if leadership is something severly lacking in the mayors chair, and the council chambers. . .

But hey, at least you chances of seeing a Sasquatch and Ogopogo are better than a city budget iwth tax DEcreases.

A city of Edmonton Tax DECREASE, more mythical than ogopogo and Sasquatch!

More mythical and far rarer than ogopogo is a city of Edmonton budget with a tax DECREASE for the overtaxed property owner!

According to the edmontonsun.com http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Edmonton/2008/07/24/6248771-sun.html

One of the mayor of Edmontons pricey to the taxed voter pet projects, the “welcome to Edmonton” million dollar pyramid signs, will not be happening.. . . .

As the Mayor of Edmonton hides his face, while pouting over the ax job the rest of council did to his pet million dollar project. He beraited all of Edmonton, screaming that those pyramids were a vision directly from Jesus or something, and that Edmonton better pay up for his million dollar plus visions from Jesus! And that Edmonton better dig deep into those overtaxed voters pockets to raise the chump change of a few measly millions, for his pet pyramid project!

What the heck are millions, when its a vision form Jesus that Edmonton MUST have!

Couns. Linda Sloan and Dave Thiele were absent from the vote, Linda was probably in the office leading the cell phone pyramid revolt against the Dragon of overtaxing and overspending!.

Couns. Bryan Anderson, Don Iveson, Tony Caterina, Ron Hayter, Kim Krushell and Amarjeet Sohi voted against, the pyramid, and the spend and tax leadership of the Mayor of Edmonton insuring the rest of council gets those kushy committee chair positions, that enable a councilor to double and triple dip at the taxpayers trrough!

Couns. Linda Sloan probably would have voted against it, while tax and spend supporter Dave Thiele probablly would have voted for the pyramids if they only cost more! I am sure Thiele could have come up with some nefarious ways to triple or quadruple the costs, to help squander as much as he can of the overtaxed voters money! 

Couns. Bryan Anderson, Don Iveson, Tony Caterina, Ron Hayter, Kim Krushell and Amarjeet Sohi who all voted against the million dollars plus pet pyramid project of hte Mayor must in the mayors eyeballs and nightmares now be like an ogopogo ready to gobble up the leadership in council chambers. . . . .

Even with this councilors revolt, pictures of ogopogo are easier to get than a City of Edmonton budget with a tax DECREASE for the overtaxed property tax owner.

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