What am I thinking lately? As I read the newspapers about the provincial government’s response to a variety of issues, I’m thinking that there appears to be a lot of knee jerk reaction without very much thought about the implications and long term consequences. I’m thinking that political rhetoric is obfuscating the issues. I’m thinking that in this day of supposed instant information and communication, there is a dearth of meaningful discussion, perhaps a fear of it, and quite frankly a distinct lack of accurate and complete information. I’m thinking that the provincial government and Her Majesty’s loyal opposition are flailing about in the weeds with nary a clue as to where they are headed, and to mix my metaphors, can’t see the forest for the trees. I’m thinking it’s a sad day, week and year to be a taxpayer in Ontario.