Victoria needs a slap in the face

How can families cost of living complaints be worse than the plight of the homeless in Victoria?

Re: Rising costs burden families: report (News, Oct. 5)

The O’Sheas bought their house cheaply, enjoy a dual income and were lucky enough to receive a cost-of-living increase at work.

I see nothing newsworthy in this story whatsoever, aside from the whining of people who already have more than many.

How, exactly, is living with a roof overhead, without any big sacrifices, a worse plight than that of the homeless?

Perhaps Greater Victoria needs a reality check (or a good slap in the face). Are we so selfish that we will worry about our lack of spending money when there are human beings sleeping on the streets?

Diana Dryburgh

Victoria