Re: Transit advocates call for 0.5% sales tax, Aug. 29.
I am appalled that anyone would even consider another tax. We are already taxed to death, as people are having a hard time to survive.
Not only do we pay taxes, we are forced to pay user fees – another form of tax – for almost everything. Whoever came up with user fees should be sent to Siberia forever.
Why do we need a SkyTrain from Broadway to UBC? The buses go that route every five minutes. Is it because TransLink has money to burn?
Look what TransLink did to us, took away a direct route to Vancouver. Now people have to take 351 to Bridgeport then take the Canada Line to Vancouver. I am told they now want to charge us twice. Was this the reason behind it?
Transit forced half the people back to their cars because people cannot afford the extra travelling time.
In my opinion, if TransLink wants extra funding, then they should fire 80 per cent of their management staff and use that money for upgrades. It seems they are not listening to the working-class needs.
Capital expenditures should be kept to existing funds. We cannot afford another tax increase. If TransLink or any other government is pushing us, we should start a tax revolution.
Mary Mikelson, Surrey