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Little sympathy for taxi drivers

Your recent article about taxi drivers wanting government assistance has reinforced a growing frustration of mine. Earlier in the year the government made an agreement with truck drivers to try to alleviate some of their cost burdens. They did so because the trucking and transport strike was costing the nation millions a day.

Taxis, however, are not an essential service and as such their demands will fall on deaf ears. No one forced them to enter that industry, and no one is forcing them to stay in it. If they are not making money in it, it is their responsibility to consider other options.

I am tired of people expecting the government to bail them out of bad business decisions. Whether it be banks, entrepreneurs, or the self-employed, if you enter into a business of your own accord, then you should bear the responsibility.

These taxi drivers deserve no more sympathy (or help) than the average salary person who is suffering from the same economic downturn.

Ed Foychuk, Seoul
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