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Pam Frampton’s exposé on Finance Minister Tom Marshall’s rosy picture of the Newfoundland economy (“All that glitters …”, Dec 7.) was just that, an exposé of mere prophecy by a man who, it appears, is either being blatantly dishonest with the people of the province, or living in a dream world.

Frampton is known for presenting scholarly quotes from brilliant writers, to make her point(s). I always enjoy that part of her writing.

Perhaps this quote from William Blake’s “Song of Innocence” will further expose the kind of nonsense that Marshall and politicians like him of all stripes try to uncannily brush by those who elected them and those who didn’t, in hopes that the average voter will be sucked in.

“This life’s dim windows of the soul/ Distorts the Heavens from Pole to Pole/ And lead you to believe a lie/ When you see with, not thro’ the eye.”

Seeing is believing. With compelling readability and a willingness to opine on matters of great importance to the province, in any weekend issue at any time, Pam Frampton’s insight(s) makes her column well worth reading.

Mr. Marshall, beware — like in that issue of The Telegram, the eyes of truth are on you and your colleagues.


Bill Westcott

Clarke’s Beach

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  • Corporate Psycho
    December 25, 2013 - 15:49

    Golden times indeed for some people.

  • We all need to put on our Economic Scientist hats!
    December 24, 2013 - 10:12

    You are so correct Mr. Westcott!! Do THEY in power, who have control over the finances of our province, not know that we, the electorate, see what is going on with the corrupt way they govern our province utilizing Creative Accounting? We also know there are a number of people, both present politicians, ex politicians, from the Federal and Provincial governments and their business friends, are on their way to becoming Billionaires from the largesse of OUR natural resources. They have long passed the thresold of where they were on their way to being Millionaires. Something has to give for the sake of the economy of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, a place with an ideal strategic geographic location situated on the main trade routes and a great endowment of natural resources. I am so happy people are now noticing and are writing publicly about what has gone on and still is going on with regard to the give-away of our natural resources without our province benefiting economically in the manner it should have.

    • Joe
      December 24, 2013 - 13:21

      If you have seen the Public Accounts of the province since Dunderdale became Premier your a lucky man.

    • Bill Westcott
      December 25, 2013 - 11:34

      Thank you for your comment. You should read Bill Rowe's book.. the TWO Premiers.. I think you will find just what you are talking abou on just about every page. Thanks again!

  • Billy Boy
    December 24, 2013 - 07:53

    Oh look, another anti-tory letter by Bitter Bill.

    • Joe
      December 24, 2013 - 13:18

      I know the truth hurts and you have to lash out at them and not mend your own faults.

    • joebennett
      December 26, 2013 - 09:57

      Oh, the truth hurts. (ouch)

    • Dolf
      December 26, 2013 - 10:10

      The truth hurts doesn't it Billy Boy. Anti-Tory letters are generated by nobody but those Tories. Shooting the messenger won't change it.