Yesterday Conservative MP Jim Abbott (pictured above) announced he wasn’t going to seek re-election, meaning that he’s now eligible for a $108,516 a year fully indexed pension for life.
According to Jane Taber “His greatest successes, he believes, were in constituency work, especially when he was able to help miners in his riding recoup at least some of their pension earnings when the coal mine where they worked went bankrupt.”
Well good for him, but that completely overlooks the role that he played along with his intellectually bankrupt Harper government in lying to Canadians about tax leakage and causing 2.5 million Canadians to lose $35 billion of their life savings.
What do we elect and pay these people for anyway? To lie and steal from us? Speaking of being paid and elected, I wonder how many of our paid and elected MPs get letters like these in the mail, which are but five of the letters I received in the mail today:
Rob from BC writes: Brent: Way to go - Keep it up!
Joyce from Ontario writes: Keep up the excellent work! I love the Marshall Plan.
Perry from Ontario writes: Brent. Thanks for the great effort you are putting into this trust issue – it is greatly appreciated. Please find enclosed my cheque to assist with your great work – I think we will win eventually. Need to keep the pressure on – you are doing a great job in this respect.
Stan from Alberta writes: Thanks Brent for your hard work on this issue!
Bob (a WWII air force vet) from BC writes: Brent, Many many thanks for all your efforts – I am afraid our crooked politician will find some way to continue to hide the truth. We will keep it up. Big Question: Who the Hell do we vote for – they are all the same?
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Posted by Fillibluster at 1:01 PM