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COLLINS – No hope for those on limited income

How do we pay for all the services we want and need? (BC Transit photo)

IF THE PROVINCIAL and federal budgets released over the past month are any indication, those on fixed or limited income have no hope of ever getting their heads above water.

I honestly don’t know how we deal with the financial crises we face as a country. While some, such as B.C.’s budget, involve a surplus, most forecast dire deficits. Alberta and Saskatchewan joined the federal governments in dealing with significant deficits. We can’t seem to spend within our means.

And yet even when deficit budgets come down, meaning tax increases for many, people are still screaming for more.

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1 Comment on COLLINS – No hope for those on limited income

  1. Yes the economy going over a cliff because people, especially the ones on low income cannot content themselves with little…how callous of them.
    Mr. Collins, you are getting old but unfortunately, and it bugs me to write this, you have missed a whole lot of learning along the way.
    Perhaps you need to start realizing that Capitalism is not all it is made out to be.
    Affluence needs constraints, not only because the overall human condition but because of the environment as well.
    Lastly, have you, Mr. Collins, totally missed the events in 2008-2009?

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