Editor, The Times:

Amazing deductions, the Fraser Institute and other musings

Editor, The Times:

What amazing deduction! This is worthy of Sherlock Holmes, not to mention other famous detectives.

Jim Lamberton has figured out that Wes Morden and I will meet for coffee and diss the Fraser Institute ‘until we are blue in the face.’

Yeah! Well Wes and I are in good company here. Far better minds than ours have figured out the falsity of the Fraser Institute.

Stephen Hume, in one of his later columns in the Vancouver Sun, pointed out that no one working at the Fraser Institute earns less than $100,000 a year.

Their former director, Michael Walker, drew down over $400,000 a year!?

Yet the Fraser Institute regularly comes out against any raise in the minimum wage or any extension or improvement to the CPP. All for ourselves!

At this moment there are scores of Canadians working to get the Fraser Institute’s charity status revoked!

This also applies to that Frontier, MacDonald Laurier, C.D. Howe bunch too!

And if anyone goes on the Fraser Institute website, everything one of those overpaid freeloaders says online is, as my waggish friend puts it, like a diseased gopher trying to stick its head out of a hole on a golf course with a bunch of angry golfers wanting to play whack-a-mole!

Stephen Hume also took on the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. Just who was this miniscule outfit that appeared to have disproportionate influence?

Guaranteed Annual Income is Money for Nothing by Kris Sims is a great example of this.

I have to admit I’m of two minds about a guaranteed annual income. Is it like the Fraser Institutes charity status … a lot of freeloading? Or does a guaranteed income have some merit?

Perhaps a necessity for a world in which full employment gets further and further away? Robots take over!

However, one will learn nothing from Kris Sims. This vicious rightwing rant sheds no light on the problem except for one thing—the taxpayers federation is, as Stephen Hume pointed out, nothing but a bunch of neo-cons!

You’ll notice they never come out against the tax free charity status of the Fraser, Frontier, MacDonald Laurier, C.D. Howe gang.

No! It’s always like the Fraser Institute ‘again’ an attack on those least able to defend themselves or put food on the table.

Like a Persian cavalry man standing up his stirrups here’s a parting shot.

The Fraser Institute also indulges in climate change denial!

Dennis Peacock

Clearwater, B.C.



newsroom@clearwatertimes.com

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