Ongoing centre deficit a grave concern

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To the editor,

I think it would be safe to say that there are fewer people in Colchester County that like to look ahead, think big, have nice facilities in the community than me, but do it on your own dime.

If I was a member of the team that voted for the Rath Eastlink Community Centre and had any pride, I would be ashamed to walk the streets of Truro. It was well known ahead of time that these facilities usually always operate in a deficit situation, and yes, it brings people to Truro to spend money which is great, but let the people that are receiving the financial benefits pay for the facility. Why do politicians continue to think big on somebody else's dime? Could it be that they personally don't have any amount of financial flexibility themselves and never will, and therefore take advantage of mismanaging the funds of hardworking, severely overtaxed constituents? There has got to be a reason why this type of behaviour is so prevalent in the so-called public service ranks. Personally, I have been searching for the answer to this question for 50 years and the only answer I can reasonably accept is the one proposed above. If you have a better explanation, please enlighten me.

 

Frank Dominey

Fort Ellis

Organizations: Rath Eastlink Community Centre

Geographic location: Truro

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