Friday, May 21, 2010

If you don’t have anything to hide, then why are you sweating?

Everything I hear from friends is that while the Members of Parliament are saying they “feel” their spending should be open, most of them are saying “don’t let that woman near the books.” That woman, of course, is the federal Auditor General Sheila Fraser who wants to take a look at parliamentary spending including the way the MPs spend OUR MONEY. What does that tell you? They saw the audits conducted in Newfoundland Nova Scotia and are running scared. At least Stephen Harper is happy because it’s taking the focus off his mismanagement of government. Bottom line is the MPs don’t have the guts to let their spending of OUR MONEY be examined by the Auditor General and her staff because it would appear they’ve been playing in the pork barrel for a little too long. As public outrage builds, they soon won’t have a choice. My advice: jump rather than be pushed, because if you are pushed into it, then it’s going to leave a sour taste in the mouth of every voter with a memory come the next election. Surprisingly I haven’t heard a universal vote of approval for an audit from our Newfoundland & Labrador MPs … wonder what they’re hiding?

Here’s their contact information if you want to give them a word or two. Take a moment and e-mail or phone them and tell them to open up the books because it is OUR MONEY. Send them a copy of this blog if you want. Maybe that will help to sharpen their perspective which, at the moment, is seriously skewed.

Andrews, Scott, Avalon (Liberal)
Telephone: (613) 992-4133
Fax: (613) 992-7277
Web Site:*

Byrne, Gerry, Humber-St. Barbe-Baie Verte (Liberal)
Telephone: (613) 996-5511
Fax: (613) 996-9632
Web Site:*

Coady, Siobhan, St. John's South-Mount Pearl (Liberal)
Telephone: (613) 992-0927
Fax: (613) 995-7858
Web Site:*

Foote, Judy, Random-Burin-St. George's (Liberal)
Telephone: (613) 992-8655
Fax: (613) 992-5324
Web Site:*

Harris, Jack, St. John's East (New Democratic Party)
Telephone: (613) 996-7269
Fax: (613) 992-2178

Russell, Todd, Labrador (Liberal)
Telephone: (613) 996-4630
Fax: (613) 996-7132

Simms, Scott, Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor (Liberal)
Telephone: (613) 996-3935
Fax: (613) 996-7622
Web Site:*


Wisewebwoman said...

Thanks for this, VP, I've written Andrews on several issues and have yet to get a response.

Chris said...

Good post. From today's Tely, here's Harper's take on it.