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118: Dear Glenn, Charles and Kathleen (Sung Prudently*)

Dear Glenn, we don`t know how to pay
Dear Glenn, we struggle to eat each day
The new bill is in, the previous is past due
It’s higher than the old one from you
Dear Glenn, we don`t know how to pay

Dear Charles, we don`t know what to say
Dear Charles, we don’t see a sunny way
The wind is dead but charges still ping
What you do won’t change anything
Dear Charles, we don’t know what to say

The meter goes around
And around round round
Goes around

Dear Kathleen, we see you meekly smile
Dear Kathleen, from your QP mile
Delivery charges cause me distain
Even less 8% is not a gain
Dear Kathleen, you are why you’ll never see me smile

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Good News vs Bad News

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I am always happy to hear good news, but ONLY if it’s anyone except Kathleen Wynne, Bob Chiarelli or any other Liberal Minister giving the good news. Their brand of good news always seems to take money out of my pocket. Their Good News/Bad News announcements are getting to be too much for Ontario taxpayers .

The Liberal Energy Minister last week shared a plan to ‘save’ Ontarians a few bucks in hydro costs.

His plan includes:

Good News: Ending the hydro “debt retirement” charge

Bad News: It should have been removed 4 years ago. We’ve paid millions that should have stayed in our pockets.

Good News: The Liberals are launching a program to help low-income families lower their costs for Ontario’s unaffordable hydro.

Bad News: To help pay for the hydro discounts, all other hydro users will have an increase in their hydro bills of an additional $120 a year – or $10/month!

Bad News: This increase is on top of previous increases already announced

Bad News: Hydro is STILL unaffordable for low income families.

It is not only the Energy Minister that is using good news to shadow the bad news.

Good News: Whales are now protected in Ontario

Bad News: Liberals that want to run in a by election are still unprotected and prone to bribe offers

Good News: The Ontario Deficit is down to $10.8 Billion

Bad News: The government is still spending almost $30m a day with money its doesn’t have

Bad News: There are NO plans to reduce government spending, the Liberals are still counting on a balanced budget by 2017-18

Good News: Those that can’t afford to save for a pension will have one with the Ontario government

Bad News: Those that can’t afford to save for a pension will now have MORE money taken off their pay so they can have a pension when they retire.

Ontario cannot take any more news from the “Bad News Bears” in Queens Park. 2018 can’t come soon enough for Ontario and its taxpayers!