Comment 23691

By A Smith (anonymous) | Posted May 23, 2008 at 20:59:44

"For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction". Newton was talking about physical objects moving in space, but this law also applies to life in general. For example, if you make it hard on businesses to make money, you will get less businesses. If Hamilton really wants good paying jobs for its citizens, there is a very easy way to do this...give them a reason to set up shop in Hamilton. The obvious way to do this is to have the lowest municipal tax rate in the province.

The city has been lowering business taxes recently, and new developments have been sprouting up as a result. If the rates were lowered even further, this would be a great incentive for business to move to Hamilton. The Golden Rule tells us to treat others as we would like to be treated. Instead of being critical of business, Hamilton should strive to help businesses in any way it can.

Hamilton has decided to look at the world as a zero sum game, if business wins, the the workers lose. It doesn't have to be this way, in fact the more you help people (in this case business owners), the more you get rewarded. The opposite is true as well, the harder you make it for businesses to make money, the less they will want to help Hamilton.

Take your pick.

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