Friday, August 03, 2012

The Real Problem With A Talkshow Government


In the footer to one of this week's 'Dead-Cat Bounce' posts, I wrote the following about the problem with our current (not) Premier's approach to governing British Columbia:

"...Can you use ultimatums and/or tantrums to fund school programs that matter?....Or diversify an economy that is not based on fracking?... Or help those amongst us that need our help most?..."

And then Chris, in the comments, wrote this:

"...I'd ask a second question: If this is what standing up for BC looks like (as the premier has told us all), how come we haven't seen it happen when school programs were in jeopardy? Because some federal money to the valid ESL programs that a lot of schools pay a fortune for are actually immigration programs, and should be funded by Ottawa... a little foot stamping on that front might be nice. Or maybe a tantrum or two on behalf of everyone trying to keep a roof over their head in SuperNaturally Expensive BC, where rent might be less crippling if the feds would put the tax credits back in place for building rental units. And so on...

It isn't just the tantrumming. It's the things she's fit-pitching about that disturb me..."


Stuff like that is one of the joys of blogging.


Because it knocked all the snark right out of me.

As a result, I soon found myself nodding and thinking, ya.....

Which means if Ms. Clark was to actually do those kinds of things I, for one, would be far less contemptuous of her and hers.



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