Sawchuk right, Rock missed point

Sawchuk made a very good point that the public should be aware of.

Sawchuk right, Rock missed point

In a letter, Robert T. Rock does not agree with Joe Sawchuk for calling the wages paid to the Cowichan Valley Mental Health Association outrageous. (Common good when middle class prosper)

Instead of dealing with the point Sawchuk made in his letter, being that of wages of the organization, he goes off on a tirade of a personal nature laced with sarcasm.

Sawchuk made a very good point that the public should be aware of. He stated that, “Wages and benefits increased by 29.1 per cent from 2017 to 2018” for the CVMHA.

Pray tell, if this percentage isn’t “outrageous” as Sawchuck stated, then I shudder to think what Rock would consider excessive? However he has the audacity to state “it’s not anyone’s business”. Well I beg to differ Mr. Rock, it certainly is “our” business as taxpayers.

Yes, everyone prospers “when middle class prosper”, but may I ask, at what cost?

“Cost” doesn’t seem work into the equation as Rock claims the “enemy” are “those who wish to see others impoverished out of jealousy”, meaning Sawchuk.

Over the past years Mr. Rock has had many letters published on the Citizen’s website. It seems to me that most of the letters are of the same tone, laced with sarcasm and insults, regardless of the topic.

Sawchuk has brought up an issue that is important to this community. If Rock wants to comment, fine, it’s a free world, but eliminate the bad taste please.

John G. Walker

Cobble Hill


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