I'm not a "consumer"

by ScottK

Corporations want you to be a 'consumer'. Government regards you as a 'taxpayer'. In both cases you are the cash cow to be milked to fuel their growth.

I am not a "consumer"; I am a citizen. I am not a 'demographic' to be sold a bill of goods; I am the owner of this country, and the politicians are the hired help that are supposed to be managing it for me.

Instead of leadership we get lies; instead of public policy based on logic and common sense and forethought we get warmed-over ideology. And it all gets wrapped in feel-good messages about how wonderful a job our esteemed leaders are doing.

The current government in Ottawa was elected by a very small percentage of the population; less than a third of the population said they wanted Stephen Harper as Prime Minister. How did this absurd situation occur in a supposed democracy?

As a citizen, I am tired of my vote not counting; so are a lot of people, judging by the fact that more didn't bother to show up at the polls than voted for any party.

Do you understand what that means, Stephen and Michael and Jack? It means that when offered the choice of one of you as leader, most people chose none of the above!

Congratulations on lowering the bar so far that most people don't care which clown is running the circus.

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Nov 04, 2010
by: Ricky K

I have not voted for some time now!
I know some people think this is not forgiveable, but its my choice, as it says in this rant my choice is "None Of The Above".
I can however be convinced to vote again, but under these conditions.
1. Once a canditate makes a set of promises for an upcoming election it must be documented and signed off by the promiser.If he fails to fulfill these promises then he is immediately removed from position and replaced by the "runner up" who once again has to follow the same rules.

2.If the successfull candidate is dismissed for not completing his contract then there is no pension or severance.

3. Their pay should start at working mans wage with reviews and salary increases at 6 month intervals to evaluate performance using the publics opinion for evaluation. (Let them EARN their wage)

Once these more than reasonable conditions are met, then I will return to the polling station.
(I wont be returning in other words)

Right now we vote for the best liar, it would be nice if we could vote for someone that wants to do well for the public.

Rant complete.


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