Taxes, fees hurt vulnerable
Re: KTW’s feature of Jan. 10 on the various rising fees and taxes in 2012 (‘Happy New Year! Now, open your wallet!’):
I would like to see city councillors, MLAs and MPs try to live on $2,000 or less per month and then afford all of these tax increases — BC Hydro, water and smart meters, natural-gas hikes, along with another carbon-tax jump.
We rely on gas and diesel for our vehicles, as taking the bus is not always convenient as they do not go to all the stores and, after one has made a number of purchases, one has to carry all the parcels and groceries back to the bus and try and fit into the small seats.
If you succeed when you get to your stop, you then have to walk to your house and that could be many blocks away.
Needless to say, cars are a necessity for seniors.
These fee and tax hikes are being forced on the working poor, the disabled, the unemployed and the seniors,
Not everyone gets a golden pension as a politician.
Many of our Canadian workers do not have a pension of any kind.