Basic income to be given to 84,000 people in Canada

An estimated 84,000 people in the Canadian province of Quebec are to receive basic income from the start of next year, as part of the government’s anti-poverty plan.

  • Marius K

    If you don’t work the government gives you money, if you work government takes money from you. What a simple concept!

    • Jaedo Drax

      if you work for the government, the government gives you money, and pretends to take some of it back.

  • Thomas Henderson

    That ain’t workin’
    that’s the way you do it
    Money for nothin’ and your chicks for free
    Now that ain’t workin’
    that’s the way you do it
    Lemme tell ya them guys ain’t dumb

    He don’t even have to play guitar for MTV anymore.

    • Maggat

      The Big Rock Candy Mountain all over again.

  • The Deplorable Rosenmops

    Courtesy of Transfer Payments.


    • andycanuck

      Yes, that’s what really frosts my pumpkin about this too.

    • Bless his heart

      Theft by government guns.

  • robins111

    In Quebec. I’m shocked I tell you shocked.

  • Clausewitz

    So basically what you’re telling me is that these are the first 84,000 votes bought in the Province of Quebec. More to come.

  • Alain

    Paid for with the forced theft of money from ROC.

  • greenface

    How do you say “Gibsmedat” in the 17th-century rural french of prostitutes and trappers?

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  • Watchman

    When it is found to have significant problems and not worthwhile doing, do you think the government could shut this scheme down?

    There’d be riots and bleeding hearts all over the media picking one or two people who are going to give their horrifying stories about how they are the victims of intergenerational welfare, received inadequate education and insufficient employment opportunities. All the fault of the government of course, which is why they will tell everyone that it is their right to be taxpayer supported for the rest of their life.

    Once you give out free money, then people will start believing it is their right to continue receiving this money, and that this free money should be indexed to the inflation rate.

    • Alain

      Yes, they will claim and judicial activists will agree that it is their right under Trudeau’s charter.

  • Gary

    If nobody was poor and everyone got $25.00 and hour……..businesses would know the mean income to set a selling price or the rent and were back where we started where a 1 brm unit in a house would be over $2000.00 .
    You can fix lazy or force people to learn new things and get a job.

    • The Deplorable Rosenmops

      “a 1 brm unit in a house would be over $2000.00 ”

      Probably already is in Vancouver.

  • Hard Little Machine

    How is that different from disability benefits or welfare?

    • Alain

      Same concept but more costly.

    • Watchman

      I think its an attempt to try to provide a path out of the poverty trap where the value of the unemployment benefits means you have to get a $60,000 job to make up for losing these benefits. And this is usually impossible from where these people start.

  • It. Is. Welfare.

    • Watchman

      Unfortunately, once the government puts into place this trial it will be thereafter seen as a right, with the only issue as to how the government is going to disburse the recipients money, not whether it should come as a no-strings-attached payment.

      In 2014, the latest I have a good reference to, 26 cents out of every taxpayer-supplied dollar was spent on direct welfare to the elderly, the unemployed and child benefits. This means if you are a taxpayer, you work January, February and March for the government each year to provide the taxes that fund ‘basic income’ to other people. In return, these ‘basic income’ recipients work no days at all for their payments.

      • So, when are the riots over this going to start?

        • Watchman

          Once the government can’t borrow any more money, has turned the Canadian dollar into Zimbabwean or Venezuelan equivalency, and people start realising that the whole welfare scheme was a Ponzi scheme and they are the latecomers to this scheme. The baby boomers are the ones who benefitted, and everyone else was expecting ‘their turn’ at the trough and are going to be disappointed and angry when there is no ‘their turn’.

          • There won’t be turns for everyone. Food costs are going up and so is housing.

            People voted for this. It’s like they wanted to sabotage their lives.

          • Watchman

            “Tragedy of The Commons”: everyone getting whatever they can get, right now, without regard to anyone else.

          • That is soon going to end.

  • Maggat

    ‘100,000 people out of poverty by 2023″, just great and it’ll put 250,000 into poverty paying the bill.

  • Bless his heart

    You’d think they’d know how it works.

    Canada also sold its advanced aeorospace industry for a bowl of bad porrige and to balance the budget and to not let another party’s program succeed. they bought dependency and continued it. I am speaking of the late 1950’s AVRO Arrow interceptor program. Canada went from the most advanced aircraft builder with 17,000 direct and 50,000 indirect Canadians employed in high tech to high tech metal scrap sellers and ZERO employed in one move.

    Instead, now and then, Canada choose to feed the bears / humans rather than cultivate the environment for bears / humans.

    Politicians never understood people, humanity, ethics, economics, work, production, skills, or culture.

  • Bless his heart

    Maybe the PM can bring in more Muslims. They know how to take money from those programs.

    • The Deplorable Rosenmops

      Don’t forget all those Zoomalis who strolled across the border from the US, with Canadian Forces carrying their luggage. They were headed for Montreal. Maybe Trudope will send out more twitters encouraging them to come and get free stuff, and Liberal Party membership cards.

      • Bless his heart

        Better with you than us.

        OOPS! Pardon.

        I’m glad they are out of the US. Too bad you have another worthless Trudeau. Isn’t wonderful to have a PM who thinks being photogenic (supposedly) and PC is all that is real?

        Most are literally invaders come to conquer, as defined by Sharia, or just plain mooches. And send all military colonists back.

  • Millie_Woods

    Foreign aid for white people. There’s have-not provinces then there’s parasite provinces.