City not in shape to take on added bur­den

Calgary Herald - - LETTERS -

In the face of full-page ad­ver­tis­ing from large-scale busi­nesses and spon­sors in favour of the Yes vote, some­one needs to stand up for the in­ter­ests of Cal­gary small busi­ness and home­own­ers.

There are still too many un­re­solved fi­nan­cial and other is­sues

Cal­gary home­own­ers and small busi­nesses are not in any kind of shape to carry ad­di­tional bur­den of taxes and many fee in­creases that most cer­tainly they will be forced to as­sume af­ter the lights are turned off at the end of this 10-day party.

I do not be­lieve that the num­ber crunch­ing of the costs rel­a­tive to the pur­ported and as­sumed ben­e­fits in any way bal­ance.

This is a clas­sic math­e­mat­i­cal ma­nip­u­la­tion whereby they cal­cu­late a gross cost for this party and work back­wards cre­at­ing num­bers that mag­i­cally add up to the cost of the games.

This is noth­ing but a bad deal and this sausage is loaded with fill.

John Sch­mal, Cal­gary

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