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Letter: Together we can make a difference

Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor

I’m looking at the headline below the fold in the July 6 Telegram: “Low-income homeowners could face city tax hike: Lane.”

Surely it should be high-income homeowners? The story is, as values of properties in St. John’s were lower in the 2017 assessment, city revenues will be lower than projected. The differences must be made up or services cut.

I believe those with higher incomes would feel much more comfortable sleeping at night knowing they were able to help make up the shortfall rather than having to even share some of the burden with those on low incomes.

Why? Because we in Newfoundland and Labrador are at the head of the class when it comes to helping others, near or far.

The malign effect of the growing gap between those at the top and those at the bottom and the carving out of the middle are having a corrosive effect on society.

We can’t do much about it globally but we can do something here in our own city.

Let’s see decisions made that change that headline.

Bob Oxley

St. John’s

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