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Politicians out of touch

Editor:

Editor: Why is it, when many good people start out with noble intentions, when they get into politics they quickly lose touch with everyday people and the real world? Is it financial, status, power, or all of the above? Perhaps it’s the crowd they now travel with, as it seems epidemic.

I want to applaud MLA Randy Hawes, who has somehow managed to correctly assess the potential repercussions of discontinuing community services.

We have seen the soft-spoken representatives who express some of their limited concerns, but offer no genuine solutions. Somehow, I get the impression that it is nothing more than mealy-mouthed hypocrisy.

How frustrating it must be for parents and families, to see their loved ones shipped to inferior facilities.

We haven’t yet heard of the homes where sexually deviant people are cared for. There is a need for these types of homes. The residents may appear quite normal, but when triggered, can become instantly violent. I am aware of a situation when one resident took a kitchen knife and attempted to murder a staff member.

To integrate these people with harmless, handicapped people would be contemptible. The home I refer to is scheduled to close at the end of November.

The fault lies at the feet of politicians, who have wasted taxpayer money on luxurious living, extravagant salaries and numerous unnecessary projects to buy votes or pad someone’s pocket.

Shame on you who heartlessly indulge yourselves, at the expense of innocent, unwell people. It is time that decent, hardworkimg people take up the cause and put an end to this travesty.

D. McBain,

Langley

Is it financial, status, power, or all of the above? Perhaps it’s the crowd they now travel with, as it seems epidemic.

I want to applaud MLA Randy Hawes, who has somehow managed to correctly assess the potential repercussions of discontinuing community services.

We have seen the soft-spoken representatives who express some of their limited concerns, but offer no genuine solutions. Somehow, I get the impression that it is nothing more than mealy-mouthed hypocrisy.

How frustrating it must be for parents and families, to see their loved ones shipped to inferior facilities.

We haven’t yet heard of the homes where sexually deviant people are cared for. There is a need for these types of homes. The residents may appear quite normal, but when triggered, can become instantly violent. I am aware of a situation when one resident took a kitchen knife and attempted to murder a staff member.

To integrate these people with harmless, handicapped people would be contemptible. The home I refer to is scheduled to close at the end of November.

The fault lies at the feet of politicians, who have wasted taxpayer money on luxurious living, extravagant salaries and numerous unnecessary projects to buy votes or pad someone’s pocket.

Shame on you who heartlessly indulge yourselves, at the expense of innocent, unwell people. It is time that decent, hardworkimg people take up the cause and put an end to this travesty.

D. McBain,

Langley

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