Stop thinking of just yourself
Regarding the Sound Off, “It’s Time For The BSD To Stop Draining Our Pockets.” How about street cleaning — I don’t drive, so why should I pay for it! Library? I don’t use that either, close the doors. YMCA, university, seniors centre, Sportsplex, museums — check — gone, all of them! Families already pay lots to support our city (key word “our”). This city doesn’t just include dual-income, no-kid families!
Didn’t see the signs
Regarding the “right lane must turn right” sign on 18th Street. It is way too close to Pacific Avenue and too small to be of any use. It should be bigger and placed much closer to 18th and Rosser Avenue to be effective.
Others deserve praise, too
I was just reading the Feb. 28 Brandon Sun and it was a lovely story you had about the gentleman who saved the woman from jumping off the bridge. However, it was missed that the original couple who helped the girl were (a colleague of mine) Rhonda and Dennis Jones, they were the ones who actually stopped first, but the police asked them to move along. It is wonderful that this gentlemen got the award, but they were actually the originals that stopped and I just thought they should also be recognized.
Transit pretty costly unless you are a student
Thank you to the person who reminded me that Brandon Transit does not have transfers anymore. So if a person rides the bus to work, goes downtown in order to catch another bus to get to his destination, finishes work and does the same, then the rides count as four? How does that make sense? City hall needs to stop the socialist propaganda! Transit costs a mint to run! University students pay mere pennies per ride, seeing as the cost to them is $15 per school year. I’d ride the bus, too, at that price!
What is in the future for Manitoba business owners?
One has to wonder what a government has to do to please business owners in Manitoba. Already, small businesses do not pay income tax. It appears that businesses will not be happy until the government acts to reduce or eliminate personal income taxes, property taxes, excise taxes, sales taxes, CPP premiums. And, of course, eliminate governmental budget deficits, eliminate regulations that might curtail their activities and stop supporting workers who might be interested in higher wages. So the question is: What is the vision of the Manitoba independent businesses and what does that vision look like in practical, everyday terms for Manitobans other than small business owners?
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 6, 2014