Prime Minister Trudeau thinks Canadians achieve better lives through government dependence

To be clear, the CCB is a transfer program that fosters dependence on government; it’s not a policy that rewards hard work by allowing Canadians to keep more of what they earn. Essentially, the prime minister is saying the government will take more away from what you earn and give some of it back to certain families. This hardly fits with the government’s rhetoric on hard work and building a better life.

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  • Blacksmith

    Govt, the gift that keeps on taking.

    • Clink9

      It’s worked for him and his family so far.

  • ontario john

    And the Toronto Sun reports today, that most of the job surge in Ontario is due to government hiring. Because here in Sunny Ways Ontario, the goal is to have everyone either work for the government or to be on government benefits.

  • ontario john

    And of course the Toronto Star is excited this morning, that feminist Trudeau will be talking a great deal about feminism in the States this coming week. Why he’s even going to be interviewed for magazines down there. I hope he wears his funny socks.

  • Cat-astrophe

    The ‘Social Infrastructure” grows and grows…

    • k1992

      When was the last time taxes were reduced? I think it must have been before the temporary measure of income tax was introduced ….

      • Cat-astrophe

        On 1 July 2006 the GST was reduced from 7 to 6%, and on January 1, 2008 reduced to 5%.
        That was Harpers Conservatives…..
        It was like a token thrown our way, but much better than the Fabian Socialism of the Liberals used in every Liberal Government.

        • k1992

          Well, fair enough – I was being a bit facetious. But it does appear to me that the general trend is increasing, increasing, increasing – both government size and the taxes to pay for it. Doesn’t the freedom from tax day get later every year (I believe it’s sometime in July now)?

          • Mickey Oberman

            Another couple of years of Trudeau and it will be extended to our great Grandchildren.

  • PaulW

    And is it news that Trudeau believes such things? He’s essentially a socialist, as all “progressives” appear to be. In a nutshell, a socialist says something like “Government please do something for me” whereas a conservative says, “Government, stay the (expletive) out of my life”.

  • Waffle

    This is straight out of the Alinsky playbook.

    Well, my fellow Canaians, you have been treading water that has been steadily increasing in temperature for decades now. It has now reached the boiling point and we are all cooking in it.

    I am thankful that I am so old, I will not live long enough to suffer through the ultimate and inevitable wreckage. If you’re young enough to have a future — leave!! Your future lies elsewhere.

    • Chris

      That, my friend, is the death knell of any country. When your future is brighter elsewhere it’s time to take action but are there enough free thinking people left to make any difference at all?

      • Waffle

        The “loyalists” who carpet-bagged this land 250 years ago, obviously did not have that kind of DNA. Over the last few years I have been forced to rethink what Canada is and was really all about.

        You may choose to disagree, but those who we have mythologized as United Empire Loyalists were not infused with grand ideals of freedom and liberty. Why do you think it took them more than 100 years to cobble together a semblance of a constitution and then only after a post-deluvian United States threatened to gobble them up economically?

        Have you ever wondered why the right to own land, especially the riches that lie beneath the surface is not part of our “rights and freedoms”?

        Have you ever wondered why there is no mechanism for removing perfidious or dishonorable politicians?

        I think he have held together as long as we have because, for the most part, our politicians have been more or less honorable and have tended to compromise for the sake of unity (the USA has always been the big, bad bogey man). Sadly this is no longer the case. Those wise old Greeks ha a word for it — kakistocracy — government by the worst among us.

        Oh, and that creaking sound you heard the other day, was a rift opening up down the middle of the Ottawa River.

        • Mickey Oberman

          Atta Boy, Waffle..
          Good old Canadian optimism.
          With maple syrup.

          • Waffle

            Yeah, a generous helping of native sweetener makes dictatorship easier to swallow.

  • Mickey Oberman

    With all DUE respect if ever there was an oxymoron “Prime Minister Trudeau Thinks ….” is one. A Prime example.