A Armstrong, Brunswick Heads
Can I please break down this misconception about the supposed booming business in Brunswick Heads (letter, Rod Murray, June 19).
Thanks for bundling us all under this supposedly rich and thriving business hub. The three businesses you refer to do own a small sector, but they took a risk like all of us and are on a small margin. Your letter is a classic example of of the Australian Tall Poppy Syndrome.
I really don’t think they are rolling in it, but even if they are why target a small successful business to fix our roads?
I have a business in town (seven years, resident 12 years) and I worked hard every day to make my business continue. I just serviced my ten-year-old Toyota, not my BMW as you presume!
It’s hurtful to say I should pay more fees to have a business and that we should pick up the bill for the potholes that we – not just you – have dodged for years.
Maybe before you make broad statements that our businesses should pay for the potholes on top of all our other expenses it might be nice to talk to us individually?
To you it boils down to not finding a car space quickly. Is this your whole life?
Parking is a small portion of your life but this business is a large part of mine. You clearly assume that we are all rich and are crying poor.
Come and hang out with me or others like myself for a day; it may change your assumption. I care and help the homeless, our elders, and a whole lot more. Council should have fixed the roads years ago. Why aim bullets at us?