Is It Still Miller Time?


Finally, I am fully back from vacation and ready to offer my 2 cents again. So many things are happening with this city and I have not a clue on where to begin. It looks like the city taken a dive into the money pool only to find out there is no money to swim in. It is very hard to tread water when your feet are scrapping the bottom of the pool Dave. Yikes! What ever happened to “Miller Time?” I think it’s time for Dave to wake up and smell my Tim Horton’s. He probably would have an easier time finding funding using the cup when I’m done. Some say, we can’t blame him. Blame the years and years of restructuring, downloading and wasteful spending. Sure, but someone has to take the fall. What do you think, has “Miller Time” gone and past? Can anyone do anything differently to fill our pool? Just some questions to ask ourselves at the next municipal election. As for now, there’s no time like the present. It looks like it’s going to cost me more to get to work everyday on the TTC. A Subway here to YorkU,yea right, Sheppard line, closed? It’s all good, but not if you know what I mean. I rather pay a quarter more a day to ride the 196 to York than the thousands I would have to spend on new taxes when I transfer land to my name and build my new home next year. I guess these changes affect Torontonians differently depending on there situation. North York was good when it was North York, hint hint… Those were the good old days. Nonetheless, we are looking to some bumpy times ahead. We always get through it. I’m no Allen Iverson but my advice to Dave is the same, keep your head up! Dave is still in office so technically it’s still Miller Time.

Photo: City of Toronto Archives, Series 648, s0648_fl0010_Id0002

3 Comments so far

  1. swoononeone (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 10:46 pm

    Summed up nicely. Yes Miller is still in office.

    One thing is for certain you will pay more to live in Toronto. Whether it’s in taxes, user fees (higher TTC) or cut services the public is going to feel the crunch. Miller has at least recognized that infrastructure in at risk areas in Toronto are a way to improve the lives of EVERYONE in Toronto. He’s not a total idiot. Too bad transit is the scapegoat/whipping post.

    Can’t paint him like the demon so many try to. Mr Nooooobody horribly managed the city’s finances and had the scandals to prove it. Most of the griping lately relates to different interest groups posturing. Typical politics but remember you voted these people in office, AGAIN.

  2. talk talk talk (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 10:52 am

    Hey, I didn’t vote them in! But I’m stuck with them, unfortunately. Lastman was very ill the last year or so in office; what’s Miller’s excuse?

    Alden, I like the reminder of past service levels with that pic. No more. The TTC is spending millions on an automated station/street announcer instead of insisting the drivers use their vocal cords. In a time of budget crunches, you’d think they could insist on the service levels I was used to way back when. Ha! I was eavesdropping on a bunch talking about overtime. One guy was ruminating on just not showing up that night for his OT shift. Couldn’t tell if he was joking. Hope he was! But then why is the TTC needing him to work OT anyway?

  3. Alden (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 12:04 pm

    Yea, the ttc is a hand full from any way you look at it and it looks like its going to take the biggest cut. Well, it just costs so much to operate it. Overtime? true, why would anyone working at the ttc be working overtime?

    I think it was yesterday i was reading that the province has not ruled out taking the ttc over. Who knows maybe it will work.

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