Letter: Candidates, make some sense

...it is very disappointing to realize we are at the hands of both unions and politicians who have no idea how to manage money ...

Editor, The News:

Watching the papers now with the impending election, it is very disappointing to realize we are at the hands of both unions and politicians who have no idea how to manage money beyond the ‘spend it’ attitude.

As cities in Europe, in fact, countries, suffer severely due to expensive union-induced wages and pensions, and politicians  commit present and future monies for what will be absolutely unenforceable, these same local groups are pushing hard to get at the money trough.

Teachers’ unions push to rule the system with the simple statement that it just needs money.

The school board pretends cuts while applying it to their own compensation.

City councils spend a lot unwarranted by the public, and you know the headlines are always going to be tax increases, never cuts.

Union sympathizers form liaisons to run for council groups.

Other wannabe leaders promise extravagant cures for social and other ills  that will only be successful by vast amounts of spending.

It is getting easier than ever to lack faith in leaders, and would-like-to-be leaders.

Study hard folks.

Falling gas prices does not mean wealth.

Come forward with something that makes sense.

Lorne Riding

Maple Ridge