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Politics should be a very honourable profession.  Just like surgeons, politicians supposed to meet genuine needs that are otherwise neglected.
To meet those needs, money is required.  Even with volunteers, equipment is needed.
In the past, police and fire fighters were volunteers.  But, today, they need special skills and the paid time to develop and use those skills.
Additionally, modern equipment, in all government departments (not just police and fire fighters), is imperative to serve the citizenry in the most effective and efficient manner.
Therefore, spending tax dollars is mandatory.
However, huge amounts of tax dollars are wasted on administrators.
Did you know that when Dalton McGuinty took office, there were 500,000 (half of a million) administrators working for the Ontario government?
Then, when he left, there were 1,000,000 (one million).  That'a 500,000 (half of a million) more administrators.  Twice as many.
All of them receive wages. Hundreds of them make more than $100,000 a year.
Must be nice!  Except that all those dollars come from tax payers.
I can bet if you cut 500,000 administrator jobs, things would run fine without them.
In Mississauga, all administrators might be essential.  I can't know from outside.
However, Mississauga spends a lot on projects that are not essential.
One clear example is Celebration Square.  It was $40 million.
It is an amazing place.  I like it.  But, it wasn't essential.  And, fewer people use it than hoped, except on really special occassions like Canada Day.
The ice rink, and many other features, were already there.  Although, now it is better.
If Mississauga had millions of dollars in surplus, that would make it acceptable, except the higher priority would be:
(1) to keep the surplus
(2) give it back to the tax payers.
Since Mississauga is now in debt (the first time in 30 years) we don't have surplus.
Even with a surplus, politicians must never spend on Art, Music or Theatre or debt or interest or charities.
Police and fire safety and transit are essential if investing surplus dollars.
Since politicians must spend, let's choose wisely and protect all tax payers.

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In Mississauga, all administrators might be essential. I can't know from outside.   Brian Chiasson

Even with a surplus, politicians must never spend on debt or interest or charities.   Brian Chiasson

Police and fire safety and transit are essential if investing surplus dollars.   Brian Chiasson

Since politicians must spend, let's choose wisely and protect all tax payers.   Brian Chiasson
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