Disgruntled voter writes letter to premier about unresolved issues

The following is a copy of a letter addressed to Premier Prentice.

The following is a copy of a letter addressed to Premier Prentice.

Dear Premier,

I would guess that you are wondering what you were thinking when you rushed into save the PC party. Well, it’s too late now unless you want to cross the floor to the Wildrose party.

Well, all that you can do to make it right is become very unpopular in the coffee shop and executive lounge. I realize you probably won’t like my advice.

Why should you or the taxpayers take the beating for the shortfall? We can thank high gas and oil prices for driving the cost of living up, so why not hand the bill to them.

They can slow production if they want, but fuel for homes needs to be returned to affordable levels and locked in for everybody.

The same for power.

I am quite sure if you look at environment, jobs could be regained in a hurry. Don’t believe for a minute it’s been done or they don’t have the money.

Take a look at what their CEOs are being paid. Ridiculous!

One paycheck like that and those brains will be fuzzy the rest of their lives.

Everybody knows there are hundreds of high paying jobs in the health care system that have to go. They were smart enough to dream up bogus jobs, so if they didn’t put some of that big money away, that’s just too bad for them with no big payout.

Doctors’ attitudes need to be adjusted. It’s not a library job they have.

If they don’t have the desire to help people and will put in the hours it takes to accomplish the task, they need to get out of town.

Our hospitals are not being put to use properly.

Every operating room should be in use, not just the ones in the large centers.

You might have heard some whining that they can’t even handle maternity cases. Any good nurse can deliver a baby and if the need arises they can fly a specialist in.

How about the rules of our roads being completely ignored?

Why should the money come from tax dollars to pay officers, when there’s so many begging to donate if someone would write them a ticket?

Let’s look at government departments that also have too much top and no working bottom.

Mr. Premier, there is no shortage of money if the right choices are made.

I don’t care how loud the union howls. If they go on strike, you are saving money every day and the list of those who need to go gets longer.

Deep down they know that there are fellow workers who have long ago passed the useful stage.

When some people are overpaid it opens the floodgates for others and our oil and gas industry is the leader in this field. They cut quality workers and place spoiled kids in management positions. They hire their buddies and CEOs at ridiculous wages and expect the workers to do more on less, with garbage for equipment.

If you don’t think we know how it is, guess again.

We’ve been watching for over 60 years and it doesn’t get better with time. They just fade away and are replaced by more of the same.

When we look at the people on the ballots at election time, it’s pretty near impossible to pick one that shares your own views on very many topics.

But loyalty is a must.

So what’s next Mr. Premier? What we watch on TV in those foreign countries? Will that happen here?

Will people who are sick of being on the bottom use violence to try and bring back fairness and balance?

If you think it’s hard to budget for low oil prices, how would like to budget for a layoff?

Maybe an unexpected heart condition with no medical leave or unemployment insurance you don’t qualify for may be issues you have to deal with. How about paying utilities? That is always a shocker, especially if your pension is only half big enough.

It sure builds your faith in our province to fill out forms every day, begging for assistance and receiving none.

It puts a whole new meaning to budget.

Maybe I’ll rush down and get me a raised up pickup and a motorbike. Then I’ll join the Hell’s Angels and straighten this country out.

A disgruntled voter,

Harley Coates,

Rimbey