Dave Windsor on Cornwall Ontario Runaway Municipal Budget FEB 27, 2015 LTE #cwlpoli

LTE UThe Emperor Has No Clothes


In reviewing the papers, hearing the gossip and assessing on my own thoughts it has become painfully obvious that a city, our city, has become part and parcel to an entrapment within the elements of our budgeting processes and that intimidation’s, blackballing’s, entitlements have a higher support or empowerment at whim and at will the dollars needed to allow for a functioning elite and aristocracy of sorts where rob the poor to feed the coffers of the more well to do has become the norm.  Things have already gotten out of mindless hand.


This is through little to no fault of any parties on any side of these important issues.  In an oligarchy which is as near a dictatorship as can be, or where one level of government or unionised henchmen have little to no concern for this situation,  they have caused towns and cities throughout the province, if not the world, we have all lost our balance.


The ying and the yang of it is frankly out of whack or downright crazy with power that our elected officials no longer have the authoritative power, let alone the will to resolve impassible if not impossible changes that would strike a budget that was fair and appropriate to all.


We are not going to have the problem in the future, as the issues are facing us squarely on the queue ball NOW, thus Our Emperor Has No Clothes.  Neither the Mayor nor our council will resolve this problem and we will see a 4 to 5% tax hike regardless.  Empathy will be sought from the citizens to accept and understand and that this sort of thing will continue at a higher than inflation rate in the years to come due next to major infrastructure requirements that have already surpassed their life span.  We then will be putting out different kinds of fires like flooding’s and pot holes big enough to sink a bus.


Bottom line for those on fixed income or income lower than the inflationary pressures is to sell off their assets ASAP to higher income earners who can better afford the higher costs of paying the pipers.  Sad, but this folly is true.  Ominous isn’t it.

Dave Windsor

Cornwall, Ontario

1 Comment

  1. Yes I see Cornwall with high taxes and no matter how hard council and mayor try to lower the taxes to a fair amount it will not work. Yes the rich live off the poor and this is true in all countries in the world. If things get out of hand Cornwall will be another Detroit as well as other cash strapped US cities who are now bankrupt and yes people even Stockton California is bankrupt. Cornwall can very well become cash strapped and most people in Cornwall are of low income or unemployed or seniors on fixed income and very few who can absorb the humoungous taxes that are thrown at them. People throughout Canada are throwing their houses back to the bank because they can no longer afford them. The utilities alone are unbelievable – wait until Cornwall gets off the system that they are on now for electricity and goes under Ontario Hydro – OMG you have no idea of the cost that is coming. Enjoy what you have now while you have it.

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