Governments helping make people poor

We ordinary people sacrifice part of our living space, our quality of life to make a little bit more money to help our daily life.

A few days ago, I read about the City of Surrey charging more money for a lady who let her blind father-in-law live in her downstairs suite, even though she claimed zero income from rent.

I was very surprised. The city should not take any money from her, even if she received some extra income from the rent.

We ordinary people sacrifice part of our living space, our quality of life to make a little bit more money to help our daily life. Why is the government envious?

The city just started a new garbage pick-up program and we have to spend more than $20 per month in buying these paper food waste bags.

The new Port Mann Bridge is going to charge soon. Do we have a choice? No, unless we move out of Surrey.

City of Surrey, please stop milking our ordinary people dry.

 

Elizabeth Zhang

 

Seniors’ savings at risk

 

When is it going to end, the continuing price increasing here in B.C.?

I am a senior citizen and it is increasingly more difficult to make ends meet.

The families of this province are finding it an ongoing problem to feed and house their families.

The rents are sky high and the politicians sit back with their fat incomes and pensions and take away from the public and spend our hard-earned money and then give themselves raises.

They seem to forget it is the taxpayers’ money.

Let us see politicians takes wage losses and pension cuts to help the economy.

 

Patricia Hine

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