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.)