While many Canadians struggle, life is good for the central government elites.
The number of elitist top-level bureaucrats keeps rising under the Trudeau government.
As reported by the Hill Times, the number of deputy ministers and assistant deputy ministers (both highly paid positions), have risen about 17% under Trudeau in the last decade.
There were 72 of those positions in 2008, and there are now 84.
The trend has been upwards as well, with the number of those positions rising from 75, to 80, to 84 while the Trudeau government has been in power.
While the cost may not be massive in terms of overall government spending, it indicates an attitude on the part of the Trudeau government, and it’s a concerning attitude.
After all, we need to remember that Justin Trudeau said that Veterans were asking for “more than we can afford to give right now.”
But if that’s the case, how can the government afford to hire more expensive elitist bureaucrats?
Does Bumblin’ Justin really think we’ll believe him when he says there isn’t money for those who served our nation, but the money magically exists when new bureaucrats are hired?
The real issue is that Justin Trudeau’s priorities are simply wrong. He doesn’t want to truly stand up for Veterans, and he doesn’t want to keep more money in the hands of Canadian workers.
Instead, he wants to enrich the elites, and expand the power and size of government. So he finds money for rich bureaucrats, but can’t find it for Veterans or for most Canadians.
It’s disappointing, but it’s no surprise considering what Trudeau has done so far in office.
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