Letters to the Editor, Jan. 12

ANTI-TRUMP HYSTERIA

This fire and fury is more smoke and silly, it flies in the face of reality like a vacuum-sucking absolute absurdity. It purports a perspective of an off-the-rails president, with nothing much said about Donald Trump’s two biggest accomplishments. Trump marked his first year by rewriting America’s tax code and filling vacancies in American courts. Taxation and judiciary seem sobering work to me, and that’s how I know Michael Wolff’s book is a lie. The way this story is unfolding, it reminds me of some kind of fisherman’s sketch. Cast lines of juicy baited hooks, fishing for big takers with a dragnet underneath. They’re chasing something completely irrelevant. Christians have sermons about what can be accomplished with just two fish and five loaves, no matter the faith there always exists a common human belief. We are governed by laws and not people, it’s just that simple. Tax codes and judges are designs for a refreshing of these underlying beliefs. We have the right to stand up for justice in this world, in fact, it’s the deepest part of human existence. Regardless of where a person comes from, there’s a fundamental requirement to safeguard the basic elements of democracy to ensure human survival.

MIKE JOHNSTON

PETERBOROUGH

(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)

OUT TO LUNCH

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

JOHN SCHEEL

OAKVILLE

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

NO TIPPING

Thanks, Kathleen Wynne, for the minimum wage increase of over 20%. Now that restaurant owners are laying off employees so others can enjoy the massive increases, the consumer will pay the cost of menu hikes and not have to tip the servers. This system is popular in European restaurants. Tourists don’t tip as employees are very well-compensated. Good thinking, Wynne. Glad you’re phasing the increase over a two-year period. No one should lose their jobs in 2019!

RICHARD MCCULLOUGH

CORNWALL

(Sounds logical … oh, wait …)

KING ST. SOLUTION

Mayor John Tory may think his King St. disaster is one step forward, when, actually, he’s taken more steps back than he wishes to acknowledge. But an excellent solution to this problem would be (as noted by Doug Ford), to allow traffic (autos) in evenings and on weekends, when traffic is not as heavy. Why does it take forever to see and fix a problem of this magnitude? Surely, it could be resolved to the satisfaction of businesses on King St. within less than the one year’s trial, as edicted by Mayor Tory.

STELLA MAZZACATO

MISSISSAUGA

(Put another way, why have the mayor and council imposed an all-day “solution” to deal with a rush- hour problem?)

Source:: Toronto Sun – Movies