No to meters

Concerns over big business placing profits before people

Dear editor:

I am a business person. I own a small business. I understand what it is to make money through providing an honest product or service which benefits my customers.

However, I absolutely refuse to accept huge, faceless, empty-souled corporations or elitist interest groups, who continuously and successfully gain the disproportionately advantageous position of manipulating our free enterprise system through the purchase of corrupt politicians.

Their purpose appears to be to do anything to the people of Canada they damn well want, when they damn well want to, in the name of still more profit to buy another durable good to add to their collection of accumulation that they can’t possibly use but looks good on their scorecard.

At the same time, these obscenely huge profits are made upon the destruction of my health and quality of life, the diminishment of my privacy and personal choice to live as I wish to live- free of government meddling, breathtaking government incompetence, complete corporate subservience, the diminishment of my standard of living- and all that of my family- leading to massively still-greater profiteering made upon, what will become, my shriveled, ill corpse.

The business plan of these business monoliths seems to be that, for them to prosper, I and my family, along with most other citizens, must die slowly, horribly, expensively, and painfully. I say “no” to this business plan. This business plan doesn’t work for me or those I care for.

Therefore “no” to Smart Meters.

Madeson Chase

Vancouver