Letters to the Editor

Taxpayers who support teachers are two-faced

Today we have taxpayers that do not support teachers and taxpayers that do support teachers. These taxpayers that do support the teachers are two-faced. Why?

Let’s say the government decided to hold a provincewide referendum asking the taxpayers to make a decision on whether to agree to the requested demands of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation of a five-year contract with a eight-per-cent pay raise and a $5,000 signing bonus.

The question could read something like this: Are you in favour or not in favour of giving the teachers their request of a five-year contract with a pay raise of eight per cent and a $5,000 signing bonus? If in favour, the increase will be covered with an immediate increase in income tax deductions for all taxpayers.

The vote result would be a solid no. There are even some school teachers that would also vote no on the question.

Pure teacher greed.

 

Joe Sawchuk

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Virk shuffled to new job after Kwantlen flap
 
NDP blasts lottery corporation spending
 
Lack of addiction treatment flagged by crime panel
Local 10-year-old declares the right to a healthy environment
 
Paramedics get tools to fight PTSD
 
Christians and Muslims join together to spread holiday cheer to the homeless
Family of hit-and-run victim makes emotional public appeal w/video
 
No firm answers for Jordan River residents
 
2014 Sail Past a success

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.