There is too much for the concerned taxpayer to worry about right now. But even though focus and prioritizing have become complex issues within themselves, without them, no solution will ever appear.
The world has been conditioned by a pandemic, the treatment of which raises many questions, and finds few answers from those charged with its management. The prospect of a looming catastrophe, posed by climate change alarmists, dictates that the only alternative is to shatter large parts of the present economy and restart it in some way nobody has identified.
Confusion appears to be consistently offered up over remedy. Consider the present education system, from kindergarten to graduate school, which has been fractured by fear and division, sowed by cynical political opportunists. How is this situation justifiable?
Additionally, technology has progressed to levels beyond the understanding of most of us, but where do we put our trust? It is not just a matter of deciding which developments will affect us in the future – it is also a matter of how some of them affect us now.
If all of this was not enough, BC is facing the most recent of a series of natural disasters. Not unnaturally, representatives at every political level are showering each other with blame for outcomes. However, there is no doubt where the liability for the costs of all these issues will land – the taxpayer.
At a time when there is a real need for focus and prioritizing, concentrating on issues closest to home would show the best return. Local councilors and school board trustees are the ones most responsible for giving tangible value in the taxpayer’s service and, especially now, need to be held accountable.