Friday April 18, 2014

question of the week

Survey results are meant for general information only, and are not based on recognised statistical methods.

How about an income means test?


The following letter was sent to the Premier’s office and copied to Coast Reporter.

Dear Premier:

As a long time Liberal voter and someone who has never written a letter or email of complaint, I now feel compelled to express my concerns about some of the statements coming from your Minister of Transportation regarding the BC Ferries savings.

While I support the idea of cuttings seniors free service, I suspect a income means test would be a much better way of eliminating the majority of the free rides.

For the Minister to say “government sentiment that those who can afford services should be paying their fair share of the cost of providing them,” is extremely insulting to seniors (which I am one who uses BC Ferries regularly) when politicians and ex employees will continue their use on the taxpayers back.

For the Minister to suggest that he knows exactly how much the free rides by seniors costs, but he has no idea what it costs for the free rides by employees, suggests he hasn't done his job properly.

I support the government’s desire to reduce costs, but I would suggest that in conjunction with cutting service and senior discounts, that the Minister shows the public how he is cutting bonuses, wages, and benefits for the employees and politicians. As he said, “government sentiment that those who can afford services should be paying their fair share of the cost of providing them.”

Bob Bromley




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