Getting sick and tired of being nickel-and-dimed

Fee increases across the board make it tough to keep up

I wonder if there’s an evil genius hiding in a bleak mansion somewhere behind the Malahat, rubbing his hands with glee, pulling the strings of public agencies who seem hell-bent on driving residents into the ground and sending limited-income seniors into abject poverty.

“It’s only a few percentage points,” the agencies say. But when you add up these “small” increases – in water rates, school taxes, transit levies, garbage collection fees, sewage treatment and others – it can be a couple hundred dollars a month.

Add the increases forced on users by B.C. Hydro, B.C. Ferries and FortisBC with no real oversight and blatant political interference in the process, and one cannot help but feel Big Brother plans to keep us in thrall to the power brokers. It truly may be time for revolution.

Kevin Frye

Central Saanich