Originally posted by Blaine91555
reply to post by bobs_uruncle
Your leaving out the fact your government borrowed more than it could afford to pay back, because like other governments they can't tell their people NO for their own good. The people get used to the handouts and come to expect them.
Reality is that it is a solvable problem, but not as long as politicians have to buy votes with handouts and childish minds in the population can't comprehend the fact that the government is broke. The give me, give me crowd are in fact childish in their wants and demands and at some point, somebody must say NO.
What's happening to Greece is self inflicted by the people as much as the politicians. They attempted to have a higher standard of living than they can afford to support. Same as any young couple spending beyond their income; there comes a point when you have to pay the piper. It's as naive and dishonest as those who think they should be able to stay in their houses here in the US even though they can't pay the money back they borrowed. It's the same old the world owes me mentality.
Canada has been headed down a good path and it would be sad to see a bunch of give me, give me childish adults derail that by forcing your leaders to pander for their support.
As to the kiddies in the hoods and such, they are children no matter what their physical age. Some will mature, others will be future prison inmates and general thorns in the sides of everyone.
Hi Blaine, I am sure you are an excellent human being, but your American narrow view "of giving all the money to the wealthy" of the world may be right for your country but probably not right for the rest of the world. In Canada our relative tax rate is much higher than yours and we happily choose to pay more taxes for the services we get. There is plenty of money in Canada to cover things like healthcare, pensions, and employment insurance. The government just has to choose where to spend the money. Canada does not need to spend 35 billion dollars for ships nor 35 billion in jets. Who do we need to defend ourselves against....you, our best friends, China or Russia, more of our trading partners?
Canada has the best source of oil in the world, it is safe, stable, and secure. No oceans to pollute like the Horizon no air to pollute like Tepco and no Arab terrorists to deal with and Canada has more oil than all the Middle East combined.
Canada can afford to look after the needy and be a companionate society its just a choice!