‘Some things in life are not fair’

Who are we fooling here? These people at shelter are getting away with too much

Editor, The News:

I am appalled at how much of taxpayers’ money is being spent on setting this shelter up. Never mind the fact I am on a small income. I still pay taxes.

I understand that some people are down and out and have hard times. I’ve been through the mill and back as a single mother with two children, one of whom has medically fragile special needs. I still managed to get by.

I drove by the Cliff Avenue camp when it was supposedly to be getting cleaned up and taken apart and noticed that it hadn’t changed much.

Who are we fooling here? These people are getting away with too much and we’re supporting them. Some of them must be able to work.

I was told a story and have witnessed a woman who regularly is begging for money on the streets. This lady at one time had a good husband, very nice house, but decided to get out and go on drugs. She’s fully capable of working, but chooses not to.

One day she was offered a homemade meal, to which she threw back at the person’s face and said she just wanted money.

Again, why should we, as taxpayers, be supporting these kind of actions when some of us are barely getting by ourselves.

I’ve seen plenty of job postings. I’ve also heard that some people are getting government assistant, which isn’t fair given that some people who deserve it have not been able to get it.

H. Mason

Maple Ridge