I heard yesterday that Dalton McGuinty did not believe that he was going to be able to keep his promise to stop deducting federal the National Childcare Benefit from welfare payments.
Think about that for a minute. A single parent with one child on partial welfare and working at a minimum wage job may be making as little as 16,000 a year.
They have rent to pay, daycare, groceries, phone, transportion, clothes and misc. Just like you and I do. Do I need to do an expense budget to show how ridiculous this is.
These are poorest people in the country, living in poverty, and we can't manage to allow then to recieve the money that the federal government trys to give them, because we in Ontario can't afford it.
I can't think of any one more deserving of the term Poverty Pimp that Dalton. Can you ?
AND PEOPLE WE ARE PART OF THIS PROBLEM. MIKE HARRIS LOWERED THE WELFARE AND BROUGHT IN TAX CUTS FOR US. (but more so for the rich)
NOW THE FEDS ARE GOING TO DO THE SAME THING !!
How tax cuts usually work:
A family of four earning 75,000 to 90,000 $ you probably get about 1000.00 - 1500 $ a year, enough to buy a liitle more feul for your snowmobile or boat. Or maybe a bit to put towards a vacation.
A family of four earning 100,000 to 200,000 $ you may get between 2000.00 - 3000 $ a year.
And yet the person earning working at their minimum wage job being subsidised by welfare may get an extra 100.00 if they are lucky.
Do we really want a tax cut that bad, when the tax cuts mean some kid gets no breakfast. (or have to eat Kraft diner all month long)
Time to stop turning your backs, this is not a charity or foodbank issue, this is a political issue and we need to deal with it with our taxes and our polititians.