Comment 27932

By Mr. Meister (anonymous) | Posted December 19, 2008 at 00:33:53

A Smith, I was absolutely floored by your statement "Keep in mind that the poverty I am talking about is something that does not exist today (at least in Canada), but true life threatening poverty." Are you really that naive or so far removed from reality? Never hear of a homeless person freezing to death on a cold winter night? People getting sick because they cannot afford to pay for medicine?

I know how people act I see it constantly, anybody can all they have to do is take a minute and look. Like most things about the human species the old 80-20 rule applies, 80% is done by the top 20%. A lot of people live their life just whithin their means. If their income goes up so does their spending. Last month, with a big recession looming was the first time in 33 years that the consumer debt level went down. But this is getting way off topic. My whole point was that your concept sounds good at first thought but is based on an over simplification of life. How much more will people give?

I'm a big proponent of smaller cheaper government but not at the cost of the most unfortunate among us.

What I find most telling about all your comments is how you refuse to answer my very simple yes or no question: Are you prepared to let them starve?

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