Item 1: Calgary’s jobless rate surpasses that of embattled Windsor, Ont.

Item 2: Trudeau government to explore the concept of guaranteeing people a minimum income

As the article from Item 2 notes Ontario is will proceed with a pilot program.

Why has the notion of a guaranteed annual income gained such traction?

h/t Exile

  • V10_Rob

    “Why has the notion of a guaranteed annual income gained such traction?”

    At least in part because it’s pitched as a RIGHT, a human right that is being violated by evil, greedy, nebulous corporate/conservative forces.

    • I think something far worse is on the radar economically speaking.

    • David Murrell

      Why has it gained suh traction? Well a positive story on this appeared on the CBC News web page a few days ago. I put this own to a well placed bribe, in cash, going from Liberal party paymasters to their clilent media.

    • WalterBannon

      Settle down revenue tools, I want to retire early and be a leach like all our liberals, so just send me your checks directly and I will be sure to forward the liberal mob their cut of the take. Somebody needs to pay for all of this and I have decided it will not be me.

    • Bataviawillem

      I’am for it as long as it is $180,000.-, I would quit my job in a heartbeat.

  • Ron MacDonald

    It will drive up the cost of living, and guaranty the Liberals low income support keeping them in power.

    • WalterBannon

      I am sure that the budget will balance itself and if we wish hard enough there will be enough money to pay for all of this. Now i have to go and feed my unicorn.

  • lgeubank

    Our keepers and betters (in the U.S. and in Canada) have given up on intelligently managing the economy, because they’re clueless and all their economic notions are dreck. They threw our whole manufacturing base away, so there’s nothing left to build on.

    So our keepers now resort to brute force : “We’ll just DECREE everybody an income.” I predict, that’s idiotic.

    • Waffle

      Not only did they trash the manufacturing base, they’ve sold off our gold reserves. What do you think is holding up our $$$??? Global economic indicators are pointing to coming bursting of debt bubble. Gonna be bad, folks. So “guaranteed income” is a big effing joke. As I said, ‘money for nothing”.

  • WalterBannon

    guaranteeing people a minimum income?

    let me know when I can sign up for the free money and quit my job. I look forward to leaching off the system. time for someone else to contribute.

  • General P. Malaise

    it is called communism to those who know or remember history.

    • WalterBannon

      that’s not very sunny ways of you

      don’t you know that the truth might trigger some of the snowflakes out there?

      • General P. Malaise

        the snowflakers think communism is a good thing …led by a bonafide retard call justin.

  • Exile1981

    Once these programs are created they ensure high paying liberal jobs managing them and they guarantee a low income voter who is dependent on the left for money and life and therefore willing to vote to continue that life line.

  • CodexCoder

    Most things that people receive for free are taken for granted, and not appreciated. Like grading in public school, the more lenient the grading system, the less disciplined the student.

  • Minicapt
  • moraywatson

    A guaranteed minimum income? That should go nicely with the inflated incomes of the 1.3 million Ontarians whose paychecks already come out of the provincial public purse.

  • Waffle

    Money for nothing get your chicks for free . . .

  • Alain

    Have the Liberals discovered a huge forest of money trees? Just wondering from where the money will come, since there is not enough of other people’s money to pay for this.

  • Guaranteed basic income is communism: unworkable and unfair.