Can you think of any endeavor in society that has a lower standard of integrity than politics? What most fail to realize is that there are major social and financial consequences to the erosion of trust in government.
The Prime Minister says the SNC Lavalin scandal is really all about jobs – because the federal government is all about “jobs.” I don’t like the government’s chance of selling that to workers in the oil industry, real estate or pipeline construction.
It should be no surprise that when governments throw money at a company or industry jobs can be protected or created but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t have done far more if spent elsewhere – including leaving it in taxpayers’ pockets.
No planes, no cars or trucks – say goodbye to trains and every other petroleum fueled mode of transportation – as the US goes 100% fossil free in the next 11 years under The Green New Deal presented by leading Democrat, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. But that not all – money and housing for people “unwilling or unable to work” as extremism goes mainstream.
We’ve always had people who thought that facts and research were irrelevant. After all, they knew they were right. The difference now is that, from Greenpeace to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, they boast about their ignorance while dominating debates.
They sure can talk the talk but when it comes to walking the walk many of the biggest names leave a lot to be desired. But does their “do as I say – not as I do” approach to climate change erode public support. They say no – but what do I say.