I am so sick and tired of hearing of the Senate — their greediness in their expense claims, the lies, throwing whoever may be closest under the bus.
I read in the paper that Senator Pamela Wallin had her day to speak (The Daily News, Oct. 24). Hooray.
Mike Duffy had his turn. Yippee.
Patrick Brazeau? Who cares.
Reading all this just reinforced how much they sound like spoiled, greedy little children, who have been given everything and still want more.
Their sense of entitlement is disgusting; they have done nothing to earn the respect of the Canadian taxpayer who feeds them or the Canadian voters who elected the current government, and who, in turn, appointed these parasitic senators who feed on us.
As I read the CBC report of Pamela Wallin’s tirade to the Senate online, she made mention of the possibility of losing medical benefits if she’s removed as a senator and “as a cancer survivor, those medical benefits are important.”
How dare she even think that she being an unelected government official should be allowed any more benefits than any other Canadian seeking medical attention for cancer in Canada?
The fact that she said that at all just is wrong on so many levels. She shows yet again, a total lack of respect for those of us who pay for her wages and benefits. It just made me feel sick.
She got caught, Mike Duffy got caught, Patrick Brazeau got caught; their hands firmly in the taxpayer cookie jar.
The RCMP are looking into it to assess possible charges. The poor schmuck who paid Mike Duffy’s $90,000 tab really paid for it, with his job and reputation, although I am certain he would have received a golden handshake there somewhere for his efforts. He sure took one for the team.
I think all the cartoons of senators as pigs at the trough are way off. Yesterday, on my way home from Birch Island, I saw a huge pig just lying there in her pen.
I was reminded briefly of the Senate, but then I realized that at least the pig could provide a lot of tasty food for people if it were slaughtered.
The Senate, on the other hand, only produces BS and hot air, leaves a very bad taste in Canadians’ collective mouths and if there was ever any respect for them and what they do, it has been irrevocably lost.
I say, let’s have a federal referendum and let the Canadian people who pay for them decide to ditch or keep the Senate — my vote is to ditch it, and ditch it sooner than later.
But then, maybe the country will wake up and ditch the current government next chance, too.