EDITORIAL – Politicians should not be immune from tax increases

An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.

WOULDN’T IT BE NICE if we could all receive a magic pill for Christmas that would make us immune from tax increases?

After all, income taxes are going up. Property taxes are going up. Car insurance is going up. Everything costs us more. We’re barely treading water in the cesspool of life.

But politicians have found that magic pill. It’s called writing their own paycheques. When ordinary folks get whacked with a tax increase they have no choice but to accept it and carry on.

All politicians have to do is boost their own pay.


Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He publishes the opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at

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