Comment 35516

By grassroots are the way forward (registered) | Posted November 16, 2009 at 23:13:20

A Smith writes: You made the claim that people can't survive on the amount of money they get in welfare, what FACTS are you basing that on?

I challenge you, to live on $572.00 per month for a year, bud. You can document your story and tell us all about your experiences, like losing your home, trying to find shelter, trying to find food, trying to exist, dealing with the workers at the various agencies and government, treating you like you are a piece of dirt.

I am sure you could go down to the landlord and tenant tribunal and see all the cases where people are being evicted due to non payment of rent or you could go stand in one the foodbank lines.

So I suggest that if you cannot take this challenge, then there is no need for you to come back to this site and air your rhetoric, because, really one does has to walk a mile in another's mocassins, to truly understand their plight.

I take that you have heard the story about a family, who are really struggling due to job loss because of the economic crisis and that the amount from EI is not enough to cover their bills. The councillor for that family was trying to help but the answer from someone high up in Social Services, was to make the order to call CAS and who knows how long before this family is ripped apart, soley because a family lost their job due to no fault of their own.

One would think that given your stance on big government, that you would be calling these serpents out into the open, chastising them for not speaking out about the system that causes so much depravity. It is your tax dollars that pay the salaries of these people who earn in access of a quarter of a million dollars each year, meanwhile the number of homeless and down out increases.

I mean really, it is not like any of these "brillant" people come up with any feasible plans or answers.

So I guess it begs the question, why do we bother to have elections, when our elcted officials have no power to change things, to help their own constituents, to call the senior management people out onto the carpet for their complete lack of caring and compassion?

Pretty sad state of affairs, if you ask me. So do not worry, as the number homeless increases throught the winter months, as their plan is to divert funds from one program to another. Those in the poverty industry are trying to protect their place in society but then we never hear them on the TV, radio or elsewhere actually condemning the system that causes so much heartache.

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