Letter: Another fiscal cliff
To the editor;
Re: “Falling over the ‘Fiscal Cliff’,” Jan. 10
A person close to me, “Daniel,” has been exceedingly busting his hump while laboring very hard in B.C.’s forestry sector – every kind of work, except “killing the trees” – in order to stay off of the public dole; nonetheless, no matter how hard he, and many others who feel they were born to do forestry work, attempts to find such paying work, there are always random and varying periods of E.I.-dependence for him.
However, our federal government has made it clear that it’s not going to accept as good enough Daniel’s unrelenting efforts at finding paying forestry work, regardless of the fact that B.C.’s Liberal government has – by its notoriously pathetic (non-)maintenance of B.C.’s forests – even broken provincial laws stating that it must adequately maintain a healthy forestry sector. Sure, the government finds no problem when it comes to raping large swaths of trees for countless square kilometers, but everything else has gone to hell, including what once was reliable forestry work.
Now Daniel is relying on a forestry profession that, according to a survey of west coast (including California) celebrities, is at the very bottom of the list of back-breaking jobs that the survey participants would be willing to perform – i.e. tree planting; and a gradually-graying Daniel is almost 50 years of hard-word-history age.
Frank G. Sterle, Jr.