Across a great legal divide?

Not surprisingly, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation vowed earlier this week "to fight recommendations presented to the legislature by a politician-appointed panel on MLA compensation that would put B.C. politicians in the top 3% of income earners and reinstate gold-plated pensions" - recommendations that are now being supported by the provincial Liberals. That fight will likely be a constituency-based campaign. But who's going to join the federation on the frontlines? Well, politics does make for strange bedfellows. But some public sector unions might be bit uncomfortable standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the federation. After all, the taxpayer lobby group recently initiated class action lawsuits against the British Columbia Teachers Federation and the Health Employees Union.

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Might kinda tough to launch such a campaign, since the legislation will be passed in about three weeks, as the Legislature will end the session at the end of the month

The amount of compensation sought (29%) is insane,
but the BC Liberals will do what they want, as per usual.

Might be an interesting time to use a time worn
slogan:

"Have You had Enough Yet?"


This thing needs a song.

Here's one that could be sung by the MLA's
when they get to vote.

(sung to the song "Jump" by Van Halen)

(instrumentals)

I get up.. and no voter gets me down.
I got it tough… I've seen the tough-est around.
And I know.. voter.. just how you fee-ll.

I’ve got to royooll.. with the punches.. to pay what's real

Oh can't you see me standing here,
I've got my back against the banking machine
My chequin’ account’s the worst I’ve seen.

Oh can't you see what I mee-aaan ?

Jump! Jump!

Might as well jump. Jump !

Jump! Jump!
Might as well jump.

Jump! Jump!
For the raise, jump. Jump !
To pass it, jump.

Aaa-ohh Hey you ! How said that ?
Voter how you been ?

You say you don't knoyoow, you won't know
until I beg-in.

Well can't you see me standing here,
I've got my back against the Visa machine
My statements are worst that I’ve seen.

Oh can't you see what I mean ?

For the raise, Might as well jump. Jump !
Go ahead, jump.

For the raise I jump. Jump !

Go ahead, jump.

For the raise, jump. Jump !
Go ahead, jump

Campell’s givin it, and jump. Jump !
Go ahead colleague, jump

(instrumentals)

To approve the raise, jump. Jump !
Caucus Colleagues! Go ahead, jump

(instrumentals down beat)

Jump!

Jump!

Jump!

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