Trust

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The "trust" factor.

Poll ended at May 14th, 2013, 7:19 pm

Adrian Dix
5
28%
Christy Clark
6
33%
Jane Sterk
1
6%
John Cummins
1
6%
None of the above
5
28%
 
Total votes: 18

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Trust

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http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2013/05/12/ch ... our-ballot

Seems like the election Tuesday is based on a rather subjective theme of "Trust".

Looking at the issues and the history of all parties, who would you vote for, based on "trust" (whatever subjective parameters you deem appropriate)?
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Re: Trust

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Add Homer Simpson to the list and I'll vote for him.....till then I trust none of them!
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flamingfingers wrote:Looking at the issues and the history of both parties, who would you vote for...


"Both" parties? I wouldn't be a bit surpirsed to see a significant statement to be made by voters sick and tired of "both" parties. I'll be watching the popular vote as a bellweather for things to come.
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Hey flamingfingers your missing a 5th selection

❍ None of the above
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fluffy and Gord - addressing both of your concerns now. My oops.
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Neither Clark, Dix nor Cummins strike me as worthy of "trust". I view them all as opportunists. Don't know enough about the Green Party leader to comment.
Is it that politics attracts a certain type of person, or that "we" lack a moral compass? Has politics always been so rift with corruption and the self-serving and communication technology has just made us more aware of it? I am sure that some go into politics with a genuine desire to serve. Others enter politics because they want to change something that has affected them personally. Many, I fear, enter politics for purely (impurely!) their personal benefit.
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Piecemaker wrote:Many, I fear, enter politics for purely (impurely!) their personal benefit.


Sadly these days you could say that about many professions. There was a time that teaching and medicine were a calling and public servants actually wanted to serve. Now it's just one big rush to see who can get the most for doing the least.
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I don't know how anyone could put much trust in politicians these days.
Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have of changing others.

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