Thursday, December 08, 2005

Flit

I support my tax dollars going towards families with young children. I have absolutely no interest in them being used to apply economic force on Canadians to institutionalize their children from the age of two...

That's Bruce Ralston. The second part is very well-said. (Myself, I don't support my tax dollars going towards families with young children; I support my dollars, period, going toward family with young children, that being mine.) Here's Mike at The London Fog, saying the same thing more cruelly yet hilariously:
Your children: parasites

Yes, you personally. Excuse me now, no time for a post about this. Even though I wasn't the one who impregnated you, your wife, or your alternative lifestyle partner, I have to go to work to help feed your stupid kids.

Hey, when's the last time you heard someone say, "You know what the problem is with this country? It's that kids don't have enough government-funded, structured learning before kindergarten!"

For that matter, when's the last time you heard someone say, "You know what our government should be doing? Taking more money from people without kids, and giving it to people who do."

I don't think I'll be voting in this election (whatever you think of that, rest assured that my one vote, as reliably as anywhere in the country, really doesn't make a difference). But I suppose I'm not indifferent to the outcome; any result which leads to the shit-canning of this terrible, terrible Liberal plan for National Child Care would please me, relative to the CPC alternative or nothing.

(Call me a rent-seeker, I suppose: I will never send my kids to government daycare, whereas I would certainly keep any money the government mails me or declines to confiscate from me, regardless of its stated purpose.)

4 Comments:

At 4:55 PM, Blogger Jay said...

"I would certainly keep any money the government mails me or declines to confiscate from me, regardless of its stated purpose"

Agreed. So long as the money is never coming back I'll take what I can. When the state crowds out all alternatives you either live like Thoreau or make your way the best you can.

I think the key is to always assume that at any minute the looting cycle could come to a crashing halt and try to plan accordingly. Those who come to depend on either their $1200 "tax credit" or whatever other scheme eventually gets imposed will be in for a rough ride some day.

 
At 3:23 PM, Anonymous Jeff Cosford said...

Your vote really does count. I used to feel as you do. I kept voting though.

Well in the last election the riding I live in was decided by 50 votes. Thats getting just to close for comfort.

The Conservatives were elected but had I not voted it could well have made the difference. Whew!

You need to vote.

 
At 10:25 AM, Blogger william said...

Ken Dryden is no liberal, he is a silver-spooned socialist who calls himself a liberal.
Socialists can't get elected in true democracies, that is why they lie and call themselves anything but the socialists they are.
Trudeau knew this and even put it in writing.
Most canadians have no idea what Trudeau has done to this country.
If they did, they would never allow
their children to be indoctrinated by the (liberal)canadian version of Soviet Pioneer School..?

 
At 1:20 PM, Blogger Alan said...

The vast mojority of people receiving the $1200 will have paid far more than that in any given year into the federal coffers through GSt, income tax, fees, atc. So the money they get is just their own money being put back where it belongs. It's an out and out tax rebate, albeit unfairly limited to a certain segment of the population, that's been tied up in a bright "child care" package. I don't object to you getting back $1200 of your own money, so why should you fret about me getting back $1200 of mine?

OC

 

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