[quote=“TerriblePerson”]Single mothers working at Wal Mart thank you for your generosity, Crazy Train.
Sheesh, it’s all about the money with some of you people. You don’t give two squats about this community you live, only how much you can suck out of it.[/quote]
They should be thanking me for wanting to provide jobs to their exes so that they’ll be able to pay child support.
Of course it’s about money. $270 million infrastructure deficit, high taxes, trying to recover from years of loss after the pulp mill and fishing industry went sour. Not at all about sucking anything out of the community. In fact, it’s the opposite. More like trying to leave something other than a rundown, impoverished comminity for our children and grandchildren. And to give them some type of hope other than working at Walmart.[/quote]
Put your thinking cap on: how much percewntage of income goes towards owning a home? How about renting? If it’s above 30 per cent (as it is for a majority of people) it’s too high.
Listen, I am all for LNG development. But putting down people on lower incomes than yourself isn’t getting you anywhere. James Brown made a semi-valid point: the rising tide of LNG isn’t going to lift all boats. It’s going top sink quite a few of them if – and that’s looking like a major if – it ever happens here. I think some consideration for these people is vital for a healthy community. They are being displaced. And there enough selfish jerks who think “good, they don’t work hard enough and thus should be on the street, which hopefully will be nicer because the city will be flushed with cash”. We don’t need you telling the poor where they can stick it.
And you know for a fact that the vast majority of people living in subsidized housing aren’t welfare bums or alcoholics. They are people on the other end of the economic spectrum. They earn a living, regardless of what you may think about that living. So stop shitting on them just because you have been lucky enough to earn a higher income that pays for your house and truck and two kids (or whatever your lifestyle is).
Where James Brown goes wrong is assuming that the end of LNG here in Rupert will be a benefit to the poor. It won’t be. It’ll just drag the middle class further down the drain. The barn door to unfair rental prices is open already. Landlords aren’t lowering high expectations (for low value in this mouldy city, I must say) until the city once again experiences an exodus.
If LNG goes forward, I hope Lee Brain follows up on getting results for affordable housing in the city. It will make life far nicer for many of my friends who can then serve us our fucking venti coffees at Starbucks or sell us our cheap towels at Wal-Mart.