Victoria needs a slap in the face

Family example given fails to show real need

Re: Rising costs burden families: report (News, Oct. 7)

The O’Sheas bought their house cheaply, enjoy a dual income, and were lucky enough to receive a cost-of-living increase at work.

I see nothing newsworthy in this story whatsoever, aside from the whining of people who already have more than many.

How, exactly, is living with a roof overhead and without any big sacrifices, a worse plight than that of the homeless? Perhaps Greater Victoria needs a reality check (or a good slap in the face). Are we so selfish that we will worry about our lack of spending money when there are human beings sleeping on the streets?

Diana Dryburgh