Entries by Jordan Bateman from 04/2012

It's not Like You Get Better Service

| Posted 04.12.2012 | Canada

Is the lifeguard at the municipal pool really worth twice the pay of the lifeguard at the nearby privately-owned waterslides? The vast majority of B.C. taxpayers say no. Yet, we see this inequality constantly play out throughout the government. Why are taxpayers overpaying for government labour?

The Dirty Secret About MP Pensions

| Posted 04.30.2012 | Canada Politics

Earlier this year, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released a report showing that taxpayers put in $23.30 for every one dollar parliamentarians contribute to their pension plans. Politicians are reluctant to step away from the machine multiplying their money. Here are some dirty little secrets about those pensions.