Buying elections

There's a good reason for disillusionment with the current political system

As the summer fades, politics heats up again in Canada, and awareness too.  The U.S. presidency is again up for grabs as its debt hits an incomprehensible $16 trillion and the repercussions inevitably affect us.

Canadian federal debt has also jumped some 23 per cent in the last four years with no large new expenditures beyond the Afghanistan mess.  The now $62 billion interest bill for all Canadian governments forces all budgets to run deficits, which must be borrowed,  and all the debts grow.  The one unacknowledged common factor is their privatization, but rubbing the sleep from their eyes, people are slowly beginning to realize that this system is ultimately unworkable. So far, official silence prevails.

Is there perhaps an embarrassing connection between this total privatization of debts, and the private donation system which is a bedrock of our party politics?

Obviously, the 99 per cent electorate can only vote for a candidate already chosen and promoted by the one per cent, and whoever wins is already bought and paid for by that tiny fraction.

Hence the glum disillusionment reported across the U.S. and hence the steadily falling voter participation here.

Russ Vinden

 

Errington