Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The Con Plan to Hurt the Old Goes Down in Flames
I can only imagine the frenzied state the scary Con Lisa Raitt must be in right now. But you can be sure it isn't pretty.
And she is no doubt still howling at the moon, like her miserable leader Rona Ambrose.
But it won't do those ghastly Cons any good, because their desperate attempts to sabotage plans to enhance the CPP have gone down in flames.
And millions of old and poor Canadians will be the big winners.
Most of Canada's finance ministers reached an agreement in principle Monday to revamp the Canada Pension Plan, although Quebec and Manitoba have not signed on to the deal.
Under the agreement, which would go into effect in 2019, an average Canadian worker earning about $55,000 will pay an additional $7 a month in 2019. That would increase to $34 a month by 2023.
Once the plan is fully implemented, the maximum annual benefits will increase by about one-third to $17,478.
For as I pointed out yesterday, enhancing the CPP couldn't be more necessary for all those seniors who are now living on less than a $1000 a month. And all the young Canadians who will one day be in the same situation.
And by opposing it the bestial Cons couldn't have been more greedy, or more cruel.
For it will spare millions of Canadians from lives of grinding poverty, and allow them to retire with at least a modicum of dignity...
And if the Cons don't understand that it's only because they don't care about the wishes of most Canadians.
A new, self-commissioned, self-funded public opinion poll by the Angus Reid Institute finds the vast majority of Canadians enthusiastic about at least a moderate increase in CPP contributions. In fact, three-quarters of Canadians support an expansion is some form, with one-in-six saying contributions should be “significantly” bolstered.
Who understand better than them that contributing a few dollars a month to help some of the poorest people in this country, is the small price of being Canadian.
Even if the miserable Michelle Rempel doesn't...
And are grateful that we defeated Rempel and her hideous Harper Cons, and finally have a government that reflects OUR values.
Sources say Ottawa made a major 11th-hour push in hope of securing enough countrywide support to boost the CPP and suggest Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was involved in the extra effort.
Which is something this morally depraved leader could never understand...
For he waged war on the poor and the vulnerable for almost ten long years.
And who must now be foaming like a rabid animal at the news that they are going to get a few more humble dollars, even as him and his cruel Cons prepare to live in luxury on their fat and juicy pensions.
The grubby, greedy, selfish beasts.
But then that is who they are, the members of the worst, most bestial, and most un-Canadian party this country has ever known.
And why I keep repeating that in the name of human decency, we cannot fight them hard enough.
And do all we can to make sure that they NEVER rule this country again...
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