I started reading my morning paper today, only to find that everyone wants money. It started with the headline about Detroit auto companies demanding to be bailed out. Then the Grand Philharmonic Choir wanted more money because they were having problems. Then literacy groups wanted more funding. Then the Region of Waterloo Swim Club wanted the local council to save their pool.

We already live in a city that can’t seem to manage its’ finances, thinks it is perfectly fine to give out raises in a time of economic crisis, and just raise taxes as necessary to pay for it, without regard for the taxpayers.

I’d like more money too, but as a taxpayer, I guess all I get to do is give – more and more.Seriously, does this ever end?