Re: "Readers’ responses to MPP’s pay hikes:
I’m not quite sure how the issue of MPP pay hikes and minimum wage are connected. MPP pay hikes come out of taxpayers dollars, and a minimum wage increase would come out of business owner’s pockets. Are your readers under the impression that the government somehow subsidizes businesses when they raise the minimum wage? Because it doesn’t.
The fact of the matter is that we need the best and the brightest to run the largest province in Canada. And let’s face it, who in their right mind is going to turn down a 25 per cent pay raise and an offer to move to a more high profile seat in Ottawa? No one.
Your bleeding heart readers show a clear lack of concern for the fact that we’re going to end up with second rate politicians running this vital province if we do not raise MPP’s salaries.
I think people really need to look at these issues as completely separate and use a little logic instead of jumping to ridiculous NDP-inspired conclusions. There’s a reason why the NDP have so few MPP’s in power. Their ideas usually mean well, but are almost always financially unfeasible.