Letters to the Editor

Letter: Corporate greed hurts economy, not working poor

To the editor:

I fail to understand the comments in the editorial about unaffordable wage increases (Cost of Living Will Continue to Rise, Dec. 31 Capital News).

First: What wage increases? We also know that the main contribution to the economic recession was the greed on top, and not increases in wages, if there were any.

The reality is that some of the problems are the growing spread between the rich and the poor, the growing number of children living in poverty, the growing number of people going to food banks, including seniors, the shrinking of the middle income class and the growing of the low and poverty classes.

So, what needs to be done is to shift some from the top to the bottom. This will help the economy to grow and benefit all, even the tax payers.

For CEOs to make wages hundreds of times more than the average pay of their workers is outrageous and should be lowered to a reasonable amount. So its the incomes on top that are unaffordable.

Orest Swintak,



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 ...

Mount Polley dike completed, investigators move in
VIDEO: Netflix steps into showdown against Canadian TV commission
Okanagan: Light up the night
Soaring municipal pay criticized in provincial review
Fall edition of House and Home due out in October
RenoMe! with FortisBC winner looking forward to end of her reno
UPDATE: RCMP confirm family connection in fatal accident, but not releasing names
Terrace public school students back in the classroom Monday
Trains will roll, whenever

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

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

Sep 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.