cybergomer wrote:road griller wrote:Good post iso, goes to show even conservative governments can't stop the bleeding.
We can't afford even the basics roads, fire, police, paramedics, teachers ect. What are we going to do? Cut back on good paying jobs, these families get McJobs lose their homes, they go for sale. They all try and under cut each other and boom. The race to the bottom begins.
It already has, we are just in the early stages. America has a head start on us, but also has not even come close to bottom.
So in the end all stories begin with once upon a time. Once upon a time we could afford and sustain our way of life. But it was a long time ago. For many it was before the day they were born.
Its a done deal, don't sweat the small stuff.
The problem being that to some people this isn't "small stuff". There are people that an extra $20 can go along way to making sure that they eat for the following week.
With Hydro wanting to increase rates 4% a year for the next 10 years, the province taking more PST on things that people have to buy on top of the increased scope of the PST that we got last year, the added fees from the City of WPG to pay for garbage bins and not to mention the prices of food going up, its enough to drive a man to drink, and even that could end up bankrupting some people now.
People may be more willing to accept these increases if their paycheques represented the same increases.
Yup, you are right. And we are an afforable place to live with a decent economy.
Wages will not go up, 0's or rollbacks. People will have less spending power, more jobs will be lost.
This goes far deeper than 300 bucks a year and the borders of Manitoba or Canada for that matter.
Quality of life, the standard of living we are used to is going away. How long we can hold on and how far it will drop are the only questions that remain.
Its enough to drive a person crazy, if they let it.
The 60/70's was like the Titanic steaming out of control, the late 70' early 80's they seen it and took some action. The 90's was closing the compartment doors.
Like the Titanic, our fate was sealed long before they seen the iceberg.