While one cannot say, at this point in time, what the final costs of Horgan’s Folly will be, or how painful paying for the removal of tolls will be, one can say the costs and pain of removing the Port Mann tolls will be felt long after the political popularity purchased by removing the tolls is gone.
In blathering on about the NDP keeping an election promise, the media once again fails to ask important questions. For example: is the removal of the bridge tolls a promise that should ever have been made, much less kept.
That the NDP are keeping an election promise will not make paying the consequences of Horgan’s Folly any less costly or painful.
”Why is the hard-headed Clark suddenly morphing into a soft-hearted mushball?”
There is a widely held public belief that the media’s job is to provide the information that the public needs to be informed on issues
As is the case with the majority of widely held public beliefs, especially the beliefs/myths we base the governance of Canada on, the myth is untrue.
To a creatively maladjusted individual the degree of illiteracy with the financial reality facing the BC government demonstrated by Hamish Telford in his guest column on what the Liberals did wrong during the election was disheartening and disturbing.
“With our economic house back in order”
It’s rather self-evident that the Universe permits me to have a car only in order to ensure it has a handy tool with which to torment and drive me crazy.
Managing to survive and successfully deal with whatever the latest challenge thrown my way by my car brings no sense of accomplishment or relief,it simply marks the start of the countdown to the arrival of the next potential disaster.
For the Universe it does not matter how many times it fails since it only needs to win once. Having been stripped to the bone, I have been left with no cushion and so cannot afford to fail even once.
Which makes the car a most effective tool to torment and drive me into retreating from the world.
I noticed that one of my front tires is is badly worn. Since it isn’t that old I obviously need an alignment and two tires; one to replace the chewed up front tire and one to replace the flat tore since it cannot be repaired.