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Letters to the Editor, January 12

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This fire and this fury are smokier and sillier, they fly against reality like an absolute sucking absurdity. It presents the perspective of a president outside the box, with little to say about Donald Trump’s two greatest accomplishments. Trump marked his first year by rewriting the U.S. tax code and filling vacancies in U.S. courts. Taxation and justice strike me as sobering work, and this is how I know Michael Wolff’s book is a lie. The way this story unfolds reminds me of some sort of fisherman’s sketch. Cast lines of juicy baited hooks, catching large catchers with a trolling below. They’re chasing something completely irrelevant. Christians are sermonized on what can be accomplished with just two fish and five loaves of bread, no matter what faith there is always a common human belief. We are ruled by laws and not by people, it’s that simple. Tax codes and judges are designed to refresh these underlying beliefs. We have the right to stand up for justice in this world, in fact it is the deepest part of human existence. No matter where a person comes from, there is a fundamental requirement to safeguard the basic elements of democracy for human survival.


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(If you believe everything you read about Trump these days, he colluded with the Russians to win the election he didn’t want to win)


Premier Wynne will now hire 170 investigators to ensure the minimum hourly rate is enforced. That’s a minimum of $ 75,000 multiplied by $ 170 or $ 12.75 million. So that’s what she calls job creation! In return, we’ll get thousands of layoffs as real companies compensate by downsizing (causing lower sales and more layoffs?). We have more public servants (oxymoron) who are paid maybe four times as much as those who lose their jobs. How does it work for you? We are so OTL (going out for lunch) with this government and its initiatives.



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(What evidence does the government have that companies are not paying the new minimum wage that would justify hiring more government bureaucrats?)


Thank you, Kathleen Wynne, for increasing the minimum wage by over 20%. Now that restaurateurs are laying off workers so others can take advantage of the massive increases, the consumer will pay the cost of the menu increases and not have to tip waiters. This system is popular in European restaurants. Tourists do not tip because the employees are very well paid. Happy thinking, Wynne. Glad you are phasing the increase over a two-year period. No one should lose their job in 2019!



(Sounds logical … oh, wait …)



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Mayor John Tory may think that the King Street disaster is a step forward, when in reality he has taken more steps back than he would like to acknowledge. But a great solution to this problem would be (as Doug Ford noted), to allow traffic (automobiles) in the evenings and on weekends, when the traffic is not as heavy. Why does it take forever to see and solve a problem of this magnitude? Certainly, this could be resolved to the satisfaction of King Street businesses in less than a year of trying, as Mayor Tory decided.



(In other words, why did the mayor and council impose a ‘solution’ all day long to deal with a rush hour problem?)



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