"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

Tuesday 16 April 2013

Share The Wealth

The Human Resources director recommends topping up maternity leave E.I. benefits to town employees by $5,772. a  year so that they won't suffer any financial hardship when they decide to have a child..

The town hires  a replacement for maternity leave.  The job is kept for the employee on leave.

The  recommendation means  if an employee decides to have a child, it should cost  taxpayers $5,772 more  than it would if they didn't.

The Region  of York does it.  I didn't know that.   The Region doesn't collect taxes.  So they don't answer to anyone for the  tax burden.

They just inform the  towns how much they want and we  reaach into your pockets and get it for them .
The Region may not even be aware of  the economic reality of life  outside the rounded
towers of  remote officialdom

I hear the Chairman's salary  was up to a quarter  of a million  dollars annually. Don' t even know what his expenses might be. He goes to  many of the events the Newmarket Mayor attends.
The Region probably pays for all his tickets and donations to charities as well.

You know, I think that's weird. They take all that money in salaries. Then they give all that money like they're really generous and caring. But they're really taking that as well.

Probably getting receipts as well that they file with their tax  rturns.

I posted the salary of the  last  President   of the Newmarket hospital  a few  years ago . It was $450,000.

His expenses  for the same year were $270,000 .

I've  no idea what the current  hospital Pooh Bah rakes in .

D'you ever get the feeling the people who work for us walk with their feet two inches  off the ground. I do.


Anonymous said...

I think you mean " the people who are " supposed " to work for us "as the Region's actual contribution to Aurora's tax-payers is nebulous at best. I see only a list of demands & expectations. And, since they are broke, contributing actual funds is not going happen too often.

Anonymous said...

Actually the population growth rate in most developed countries is declining, and this is a very serious matter.

A larger portion of the population is aging and retiring and costing the system more in social and medical benefits, while the younger, working portion of the population is declining numerically and will find itself unable to fund their parents' pensions, etc.

Maybe we should be paying a bonus for people to have more children in order to arrest and reverse the population trend.

Possibly $5,000 or even double that might turn out to be a bargain in 30 or 40 years.

Anonymous said...

Two things get my goat.

1. Paid maternity leave.

2. Subsidized day care.

If you can't afford to have a kid and look after it, stop coming to me to do it for you. Stop giving money to women who don't know how to keep their legs crossed.

We may be twinned with a town in Sweden but we are not there ourselves.

Anonymous said...

3:41 PM
Did anyone ask for your list of pet peeves? You also cannot tolerate food banks, faulty grammar and spelling, a long list of politicians and anyone who challenges your sense of humour.

Anonymous said...

Actually the Regional chair made 207K in 2012. The CAO (can you name him) made $284K.


Anonymous said...

@5:11 PM

I think you're confusing 3:41 PM with a couple of other people.

(No one would confuse him with an enlightened, tolerant, evolved person, though, would they?)

Anonymous said...

Three things that get my goat:

1. Misogynists

2. Idiots

3. Misogynistic idiots (who don't know how to keep their mouths shut)

Anonymous said...

I'm betting 3:41 votes Conservative.

Anonymous said...

12:34 PM...

You say that like it's a bad thing!

Anonymous said...

3:37 PM...

It is.

Anonymous said...

A very bad thing.

Anonymous said...

Please bear in mind that our resident troll plans to re-emerge & ask for YOUR votes next time around.

Anonymous said...

5:07 & 8:32... that is of course your opinions and based on the results of the last election... a minority opinion. I know most of you are left-leaning tree-huggers that think tax dollars are a good thing to spend on everyone. The only time that you fall off the socialist band-wagon is when those tax dollars go to something that you think is for the elite.

You all sang the "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" when Thatcher dies too. You're pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Ah, 10:08 AM, more tolerance Tory-style.

Anonymous said...

"You all sang the "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" when Thatcher dies too."

You say that like it's a bad thing.

Anonymous said...

10:08 AM
Gosh. Whatever made you decide to have a temper tantrum? We really don't much care. This Blog isn't about you.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it will self-implode with fury?