Opinion

LETTER: Bravo for balanced budget

Dear editor,

I feel compelled to write as I have heard so many people commenting on the budget introduced on Tuesday (Feb. 19). I am normally the first person to look for ways to reduce taxes, especially for the under privileged in society. However, I fail to see how a two per cent increase on those earning more than $150,000 and a one per cent increase to big business is going to hurt them or B.C.

I think the more important thing, in these economic times, is that B.C. is the first province to deliver a balanced budget in Canada since the recession. And as B.C.’s economy gets better, and provincial revenues increase, these specific tax increases should be the first to go. Then the government can continue by reducing taxes even further to encourage our economy and allow businesses to take risks and hire British Columbians.

Marney Hogan, Langley

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 ...

Another SkyTrain shutdown snarls transit commute
 
Iraq combat mission proposal coming: Harper
 
Shedding purple light on the violence problem in Chilliwack
Burnaby RCMP officer raises police puppies
 
NEB turns down Kinder Morgan order request
 
NDP left reeling by province-wide results
Plans for Larco land get go ahead
 
City to set guidelines for family-friendly festivals
 
MPs give Hiebert’s bill rough reception

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

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

Sep 25 edition online now. Browse the archives.