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Let's go veggie

Published:Tuesday | May 29, 2012 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I am compelled to say that in all my years of reading The Gleaner, never have I seen where a columnist more aptly and accurately depicted what, in my opinion, might very well be happening in meetings involving lawmakers when they are outside the public eye than in André Wright's 'Dreaming of Peter's pound of flesh' (May 27, 2012).

To think that 45 per cent of the Jamaican populace live (or should I say, exist) below the poverty line and poor people's food is getting taxed, as well as books, beef patties, bully beef, condensed milk and the rest of it.

However, this could be a very good opportunity, too, for all those aspiring to become vegetarians, as we no longer can afford to buy meat, and chicken is so darned expensive, anyway. So now we eat dumpling and rice, but no 'salt ting'.

Now it would seem that the 'ting tun up' so unreachably high that we wonder if it was to our benefit in the first place.

A. BURKE

Kingston