I’m suffering from a rare form of heartburn. The kind that would knock down a mule. Unfortunately, tums isn’t going to cure it.
I usually wind up with this type of stomach pain every four years or so, when a provincial
election in New Brunswick is called. The cramps first hit me hard when Premier Shawn
Graham decided to bail out Atcon to the tune of over 70 million bucks a few years back. The
whole thing screamed of scandal, and when it was all over he was hit with a measly fine for
being in conflict of interest.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m pretty sick and tired of how corrupt the picture
province has become. “BE IN THIS PLACE” must have been a slogan for corporate giants
and crooked politicians. It certainly isn’t the place to be if you are a hard working citizen
looking to raise a family. Our standard of living keeps dropping, our children keep moving
out west, and our taxes keep going up. Meanwhile, the province is teetering on the verge of
With an election looming on the horizon, the idiots have all come out to play, like a bunch of
“Thank you Kent County…now where is that again?”
bats under a spotlight. Brian Gallant is dancing around the fracking issue, like Pinocchio
before Geppetto cut his strings. He’s saying he’ll call a moratorium on the issue, but if he gets
elected he’ll do whatever the puppet masters tell him. If they decide to turn New Brunswick
into a toxic dumping site for gold mines and nuclear power plants, he’ll do it. He won’t have
Premier Alward is not one to be trusted either. Right now he’s pushing through the worst
forestry deal in the history of the province. More pepto please. He’s in a hurry, because he’s
afraid if he loses the election, the deal won’t go through. Why not let the voters decide if
they want to decimate their province’s forests to please Irving? Because, potentially, the
voters aren’t the ones lining his pockets. Much like the crooked Atcon deal, this stinks all
the way to the high heavens.
If the Greens, NDP and People’s Alliance parties had two clues, they would amalgamate
immediately and have a fighting chance against Corrupt and Corrupter. But they won’t. They
still seem to be under the misguided impression that they can actually form a government
here. But they can’t. Our somewhat blind population seems to be stuck in a political rut that
is dragging our province to the poorhouse. What is it going to take to make New Brunswickers
see that we’re almost ruined? What is the solution to this age old, two party pork fest that we’re
catering? More antacids I guess….
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