After reading the letter in the Wednesday, Oct. 8, Tribune titled Blood and copper a lot alike by Doug Wilson my first thought — well, probably second thought as I am happily married to a First Nations lady for 30 years — was yes, this is right on the money.
I’d like to shake this man’s hand. I am worried for my grandkids’ future here in the Cariboo.
Industry is automating and jobs are disappearing. No new industries of any size are on the horizon.
People who have money think there is no end to forcing taxpayers to foot the bills for all their projects, and such.
We need jobs, not more people living off the working man and woman’s existence.
Don’t get me wrong, I would love to live off someone else’s money, but after 30 years-plus of political mismanagement on the world’s part the last thing I think I can rely on is the First Nations’ rulers.
Most are hard-working people just like the rest of us, but since only a handful pull the strings equal sharing of all things valuable is only a dream.
The other part of the problem is even when we are not allowed to work there are some who still get a free ride and sleep in with a new pickup truck in the yard.
What has happened to the human race? Where did all our common sense go?
We need to produce products here, not buy them with our welfare money from someone else.
Sort of like a oil refinery creates hundreds of jobs and the pipe line, five or six jobs later.
Copper from Chile, anybody?