Monday, September 28, 2009

London S.O.S. (Stop Over-Spending) Rally

From the Forest City Institute website:
Did you Know?

London’s property taxes have increased by more than 31% since 2000, while supplementary fees have increased an astounding 60%, vastly outstripping the rate of inflation; economic growth or real wage increases over the same time period?

Despite the huge increase in taxes and spending London consistently places in the “top ten” for Ontario’s worst roads.

High taxes and unfriendly regulation has resulted in London having the second highest unemployment level in Ontario?

As a result of declining economic opportunities, the median income of Londoners is $10,000 per year lower than 30 similar Canadian cities?

Is this the city council we want?

It’s time to make your voices heard.

On October 3 2009 from 12:00pm until 2:00pm, the Forest City Institute invites you to join us at Reg Cooper Square (behind City Hall) and let London’s city council and bureaucrats know it is time to end London’s decade of darkness.
Finally we're having some protest rallies against runaway spending. Let this be just the beginning. We need similar rallies on the federal level to stop the runaway program spending (that has more than doubled since 1999/2000) from reaching new heights. We just can't afford to wait until 2016 when the economy is expected to finally catch up with the overblown government expenses, getting us out of deficit with some $170B of extra debt. We need to make tough deficit decisions now, to cut all the wasteful spending, so we could balance the books if not in 2011, then in 2012 at the latest.

1 comment:

Andrew Lawton said...

Thanks for posting this Leonard! You'll be happy to know that our S.O.S. Party is dealing with over-spending at all levels of government -- whether municipal, federal, or provincial. Heck, even some Americans are coming up for it! We've decided to make it more about the general principles of government over-taxing and over-spending rather than the specific inner-working of the London municipal government.


Andrew Lawton
Communications Director, Forest City Institute