The Liberals do get carried away with themselves, don’t they? Thanks to BC Blue for pointing out what he describes as “an unbelievably arrogant defence of politicians’ pensions.” He’s referring to Liberal MP Ujjal Dosanjh’s recent Tweet that “If u want the best MPs don’t cut pension. Don’t elect gud 4 nothings.”
Ontario MPPs, who, of course, do not have a government pension plan—they make contributions of up to 10 per cent of earnings to self-directed RRSPs—must be quite surprised to hear they are good for nothings.
Does Mr. Dosanjh believe Premier Dalton McGuinty is a good for nothing? Apparently he does.
Rich pensions obviously attract career politicians like Mr. Dosanjh. Many excellent politicians, however, far from being good for nothings choose to serve for a myriad of other—some noble—reasons.
Mr. Dosanjh’s attitude is just the sort of thing that makes politicians one of the least respected professions. Read his Tweet below then answer this: who is the good for nothing here?
Here’s a recent screen capture of Dosanjh’s Tweet: