"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Thursday 24 February 2011

A Snippet Circulated To Council Members

Ms. Buck, 

 Attending Council last night both as an invited guest to witness the Ontario Heritage Trust awards, and as a supporter of the AFA, I was curious about the term "double dipping" that you used. 

Having searched the internet it seems the common definition for 'double dipping' perhaps better describes your position - Please review definition below.

Do you not receive a pension from the Canadian government and compensation from Aurora taxpayers as a Councillor? Before accusing others it is always wise to make sure one's own record is sound. 

double dipping
The practice of drawing two incomes from the government, usually by holding a government job and receiving a pension, as for prior military service.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. 

Robert Leonard


Anonymous said...

Is there something WRONG with that? Seems to me that if you're a pensioner, you can earn a pension. Income (whether from being a councillor or an opera singer) gets claimed on your taxes too. What's this guy's issue??

Anonymous said...

Robert Leonard isn't connected to Susan Morton by any chance is he?