Back to Basics

Parliament-Hill-5572We need governments to foster individual innovation and not governments that foster a welfare state of dependants.  This should and must be of fundamental focus for a society that wishes to grow and maintain stability.

Running large deficits and increasing both personal and corporate income tax rates is the road to financial ruin of a city, province or country. Just ask Greece about that.

We need NGOs, media and special interest groups to start recognizing that the taxpayer is a finite resource. They need to start lobbying for personal accountability and self-reliance over increasing the size of bureaucracy of the “establishment”.

We need grassroots Canadians to recognize that big government is not the answer to all that ails us. Rather, we need to empower people to take personal responsibility.

“That for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” – Winston Churchill

In no way, shape or form am I advocating for government to abandon its citizens; I am merely encouraging a re-evaluation of our priorities.

Take, for example, the current Liberal government in Ottawa fast-tracking 25,000 Syrian migrants. This is incredibly expensive. I’m not saying that aiding refugees is a bad thing, I am just left to wonder about poor old homeless ‘John’ and ‘Jane’ standing around the trash can fire tonight; if we have all this money to help complete strangers, why are we not starting at home?

It should be of paramount importance to aid our fellow citizens when we fall; but this must be a temporary measure, not an excuse to encourage dependency upon the state.

Take, for another example, the sky-rocketing hydro rates fostered by liberal corruption and mismanagement in Ontario. Our government is driving families and the individual to the financial breaking point. Just wait for the addition of a Wynne-Trudeau Carbon Tax to further increase your costs.

Then, in the same breath, Toronto liberals have announced a new program to help subsidize low income families with their hydro costs.

This begs the question, “why are we putting Ontario families there in the first place?” The logical approach would be to tackle soaring hydro rates and reduce the burden on ratepayers, rather than increasing the number of dependent persons on the state.

That being said, the question that must also be asked is, “Why are we not doing more to aid our Syrian friends in their fight against ISIS?” Many refugees have no desire to migrate to Canada, they want to go home. So instead of spending billions to migrate them, why don’t we support the international coalition against the Islamic State? Why don’t we do more to help fight the source of evil that displaced these individuals in the first place?

It seems a noticeable trend in progressive ideology; create a more entrenched focus on increasing dependent persons on the state and the greater the control and influence a government body can wield.

Increasing the dependency of its citizenry, a government can become the ultimate ‘Nanny State’.  This concept is known as Communism.  And that is downright terrifying.

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4 Responses to Back to Basics

  1. roberthakim says:

    Reblogged this on Robbie's Blog and commented:
    What is most pathetic is that the same group of benefactors of Communist Liberals policies do not classify as proletariat; they’re top notch Capitalists who are feeding on the people’s money. Besides hedging their own interests, their only concern is to devise new taxes to further the impoverishment of the lower-middle class. The ending of this charade is definitely not a happy one!

  2. David Strutt says:

    My greatest concern, Kevin, is the ever-increasing dependency sector. It is our duty to future generations to fight back against Progressive Liberalism—that small clique of wealthy, Leftist elite who wallow in the splendour of our tax dollars. But are we preaching to the choir … and is the choir getting smaller and smaller? Your point about the migrants taking priority over our own homeless is a perfect illustration of the complete lack of empathy from the Left. Political opportunity is their objective. Progressives leave the community caring for the conservatives and the Christians. It is my contention that the electoral process in Canada has finally failed—compromised by a system designed to, as you say, create state of dependency. Progressive bureaucrats at every level of government and throughout the school systems have managed brainwash and dumb-down the populace, rendering them hopeless and helpless. I believe the only correction will be an economic collapse, a revolution, or a world war. If we consider the Cold War to have been WW III, then it was a combination of all three that ended communism in Russia—not that the end result is much better. Canadians are in for a very rude awakening.

  3. Nyc article chck out mine too on why democracy is not the only option to govern a state!
    Hope we will learn from each orher

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