Comment 32393

By grassroots are the way forward (registered) | Posted July 11, 2009 at 22:40:16

A Smith writes: The largest cost embedded in property taxes are employee wages

So I assuming that you mean the people who actually work for the city, such as fire, police, staff and so on who administer programs such as Ontario Works.

Well, is not the majority of these workers covered by union contract which allows for better then living wages, benefits and pensions?

How many of these workers that work for the city say, live up in Ancaster? How many of these workers voted for the Harris regime, which downloaded social services to the municipal level and that took away from those the most vulnerable in our society because they though they were going to get savings on their taxes?

The schism lies in the fact that labour is divided, those who are covered and then those who do not have have a collective to speak for them.

So I guess in my mind, I find it completely out of line to see a Ontario Works, worker being paid an amount that is so out of line with the private sector, whining about their taxes and such on their so called homes up there in Ancaster, yet they are the ones who deprive the most vulnerable in our society, plain and simple.

Why is it, that you are always blaming those at the bottom of our society when it it those who work for the system that cause much grieve because they will not stand up for their fellow workers across the board.

Does it make sense that an employment counillor for the city is being paid almost 35 bucks an hour to push people into mimiumum wage jobs, temp work or forced volunteer work to be able to get a 570.00 pr month cheque on social assistance, that is for a single person, who may have lost their job due to no fault of their own, they may not be able to access EI.

Who is to blame for this? I tell you who, those who make exhoribant amounts of money, walk around with blinders on the faces, as it does not touch them, to deprive their fellow citizens to be able to live a life in dignity.

Quit blaming those at the bottom, start putting the blame were it should be placed at those at the top of the pyramid.

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