London councilor Joni Baechler and her colleagues wants taxpayers to cover for their inability to do the job we already pay them $31,414 a year to do. What is her so-called solution? She wants aides:
Baechler, Judy Bryant and Susan Eagle [want to use] a portion of their travel budgets to hire summer students. Newcomer Nancy Branscombe will join them this year.
So what exactly is Baechler's rationale for misspending more of taxpayers money?
Today, in a ward half the size, Baechler can barely keep up with e-mails -- hundreds a day when a hot issue's on the table, such as pesticides or smoking.Ahh, now I get it. Baechler wants to hire more staff, not to better serve her constituents or to be more efficient, but to assist in her self-serving interests. Having aides allows Baechler to dedicate more time towards her real agenda: nanny-state, pseudo-environmentalist causes such as pesticides and smoking bylaws.
But there is another motive for Baechler to get aides:
"All I'm talking about is a summer student to help, especially when I'm away on vacation," Baechler said.I guess you deserve a long one after all of your hard work in micro management.