We sim­ply can’t af­ford to pay more for power

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - Editorial -

It is great liv­ing in a coun­try where we have free­dom of speech — at least for now. I fig­ured when the gov­ern­ment runs out of items to tax, they will charge us five cents for each word we ut­ter. I guess that I will get my five cents in be­fore it hap­pens.

When our lives seem to be good, along comes those bumps in the road that cause us headaches and dis­be­lief. This is caused by gov­ern­ment and those big com­pa­nies who think that money is what brings hap­pi­ness. It seems that the more they have, the more they want, and if that is all they have then they are go­ing to have a pretty empty life.

We, the peo­ple of this won­der­ful prov­ince of New­found­land and Labrador, voted for whom we thought would take care of us and trusted them with our taxes to spend wisely on our be­half. The prom­ises that were given and bro­ken tells us that we made a mis­take, and that prom­ises should not be given un­less they know for sure they will be kept.

New­found­land and Labrador Hy­dro, you turned out to be a dis­ap­point­ment also, for you are show­ing your greed, and by show­ing your greed you ob­vi­ously do not care about the peo­ple of this prov­ince. I, like oth­ers, would like to know where you think the money is com­ing from with all those in­creases. What type of con­science do you have know­ing that peo­ple will be cold this win­ter, starv­ing or go­ing with­out their meds while you are sleep­ing com­fort­ably in your homes! I do not imag­ine that you all grew up with sil­ver spoons in your mouths and if that is the case, then you should know what it is to strug­gle to sur­vive.

I can­not un­der­stand why it is that all three par­ties in gov­ern­ment are tight-lipped on this sub­ject. First of all, they should re­move the taxes on our heat, for that is a ne­ces­sity in life and then put a stop to all of those in­creases if they care about this prov­ince like they say they do.

We can only stretch our in­come so far be­fore it snaps apart. You are go­ing to find this prov­ince like Gil­li­gan’s Is­land one of th­ese days with only a few of you left here, for the rest of us will be moved to a place where peo­ple mat­ter.

It is time for all three par­ties to work to­gether and not apart to help us. It does not mat­ter what party you are, do what is right and in the name of the good Lord, stop blam­ing the gov­ern­ment that was be­fore you be­cause all of you made mis­takes. Now it is time to learn by them. Help us stay in this prov­ince and let us be proud of all par­ties in gov­ern­ment.

I guess I used up more than five cents’ worth to­day.

P.F. Hig­gins

Grand Falls-Wind­sor

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