Friday, March 22, 2013

Stumbling to the End of the Line: BC Liberals are taking themselves out of the game

Premier Clark probably does face sexism, women in politics and leadership usually do. But mostly she has earned the bad marks because she chose to be elected Premier (via by-election in one riding) of a government that is well past their best buy date. She earned the negativity because of how she presents herself, and most importantly, how she and her minions conduct business and run our government. They are a rotten bunch and voters know it. Look at the drop in support from the Liberal core who will likely sit this election out altogether, because they won't vote for Clark, or the current brand of the party.

Here is a perfect example, from her own lips, and the bafflegab of her government. 

This is a perfect example of why people have so much disdain for Premier Clark and her evil henchmen. They must be quite clear they will not form a majority government on May 15th by now. Yet, they saddle taxpayers with a new five-year Maximus contract, to which the outgoing AG found did not fulfill promised benefits. Why no big press releases on this? Why no photo ops?

BC governments extends outsourced health information management despite issues raised by Auditor General 
Keith Reynolds, CCPA, Policy Note, March 11th, 2013.

British Columbia’s government today announced it had extended its agreement with Maximus BC, a US subsidiary corporation, to manage BC’s health information for another five years. The $264 million contract will run from 2015 until 2020. The original contract began in 2005.  That ten year deal cost $324 million.   
On a comparable basis the new five year agrrement has an increase in price of roughly 40 per cent.

The agreement was apparently signed two months before a provincial election and 11 days after a report from BC’s Auditor General that found the benefits promised from the contract in 2004 had not been realized.

Christy Clark, She's Come Undone

The Straight Goods, March 21, 2013.

The entire BC Liberal Government and party are in disarray, words and phrases are being tossed around like final death throes, end of a dynasty, thunderstruck, dying days, point of no return and they are all fitting though I prefer to use phrases and words like crime family gunned down, corruption rooted out, zombies exposed to sunlight melt and my favorite, ding dong the wicked witch is dead..

Scandal and organized crime, it`s as simple as that, I still remember the headlines after our BC Legislature was raided by police "Organized crime has infiltrated the highest offices of the BC Government", those headlines were more than eye catchers , it was all true and the saddest part of the last 8 years. It wasn`t quality governance or decisions for the common good that kept the party in power it was a coordinated media effort, a shielding of the sins committed, cover fire for active criminals provided by the biggest media players in the game, Vancouver Sun, Global television and cknw, a radio station that turned stacking calls and promoting red herring stories to an artform..

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