Taxpayer revolt coming amid financial burden

I see most people will be giving at least 50 per cent of their earnings for taxation

Editor, The Times:

I hope this letter doesn’t hurt anyone’s feelings, but what I see coming in the future is really bleak. In the future, I’m saying in 10 years or so, I see most people will be giving at least 50 per cent of their earnings for taxation to municipal, provincial and federal governments. I heard it is now 42.9 per cent.

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Small businesses and the average pay earners will be unable to survive financially. Homes will be lost and this will increase homelessness. I see a lot of young people without work unless we create good jobs for them.

We need hydro dams, pipelines, LNG outlets and mining so we can pay our taxes and have jobs. We have to look into the future, not the past.

If things keep going as they are now, our governments (three of them) will do us in. I see a tax revolt coming in the future.

Larry Wagner

Kamloops, B.C.