Wages not keeping up with cost of living increases

Economic pressures create a vicious cycle for citizens

The Cost of Living adjustments for B.C. families, of citizens or other residents, needs a recalculation.

With fewer B.C. jobs, many exported with the logs, and the resulting fewer paycheques, shopping and spending in the B.C. market place, the pressure is pushing B.C. prices up.

All this pressure is inflationary. Many B.C. residents are forced out to seek jobs in Alberta or elsewhere, even lessening B.C. shopper market cash flows.

Many B.C. merchants cannot raise their prices, so are forced to fold and further reduce the B.C. market of shopping funds. Some B.C. merchants can reduce low margin stocks while displaying the higher margin stuff to shoppers. A few had to jack up prices and/or lay off staff to keep going, further reducing the local market cash flows.

We know that B.C. families cannot afford to live with this B.C. government. That leads to the next question.

Can B.C. businesses afford to operate under the jobs and market-cash-exporting ideology, practised by the B.C. Liberals?

Dee Shoolingin

Duncan