Letters: Team-building retreat or slippery slope

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by admin on January 29, 2014

The Editor,

Following is a letter to our dear council members.

It’s good to see that you’re adapting well after the election, with the first order of business being a team-building retreat that uses up $285,672 of hard-earned tax dollars. I’m sure the people of La Pêche are going to benefit enormously from this.

But there is a lot more to do and learn, dear members of council, and I suggest that you take a look at your federal counterparts. They work just 130 days a year and are getting paid for 365. Or look at the senate: it’s an expense bonanza – and the kicker is that they only have to be there for 390 working days to get a full pension for life.

To really get good at this, you should also look at your provincial counterparts. They’ve got it made in the shade. They had the brilliant idea to make a deal with the Hells Angels and the Italian mafia by giving them total control over the construction industry. Then they put a law on the books that makes it mandatory for construction workers to hand over 30% of their pay to organized crime. But be careful – when that starts paying off, it’s going to be in cash, and you’re going to need long socks to take it all home.

And please don’t worry about us peasants. Even though we’re taxed higher than any other province or state in North America, we understand that our money is way better off with you and we gladly take second and third jobs to make sure you get all you deserve.

Have fun at the retreat.

Edwin Weber

La Pêche, QC

 

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