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Canada Welfare – Over 50% of Country Dependent on Goverment For Paycheck!

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Yes, you read the headline right, almost 50% of the population either works for government directly or is dependent on it. With this being the case there is becoming fewer left to create  the real wealth needed to keep our economy afloat? Governments do not  create wealth , they only distribute it. With so many dependent on  governments for their livelihood,  its understandable the strong opposition towards free enterprise, conservative thinking  and the big move towards taxing the so-called rich and the push for more government spending.

Obama’s tax the Rich Plan- Most likely  coming to Canada soon?

Presently the Federal , Provincial /Territorial and local governments account for over 22% of the workforce.  On top of this there is the welfare and Social Security recipients; government pensioners; public housing beneficiaries; and people who work for government contractors. In the US economist Gary Shilling has calculated that 58 % of the population is dependent on the government for “major parts of their income. By 2018, Shilling estimates, an astounding 67 % of Americans could be dependent on the government for their livelihood. So better attack the rich. No one else is left. I doubt that Canada is far behind, especially if Trudeau becomes PM.

This growing trend of government  support is not sustainable. It’s obvious that the majority of Canadians  can’t be supported by the government with only the few paying the taxes to support them. Even the wealthy can’t support this. Canadians are already paying over 40% of their income to taxes and fees. This gravy train madness has to stop. Not only is it unsustainable, it’s taking away badly need labour from the private sector.

The question is , is any political leader in  government brave enough to stand up and do something about it? Even small things like promote self employment in schools , reduce benifits or pay the public sector less so more workers will go to the private sector (the people who create real wealth) would be a start.

In the coming provincial elections this year it I would like to see a few public figures address this issue before it gets out of hand and there is nobody left, THAT’S NOT ON THE GOVERNMENT PAYROLL , to say NO to an every increasing government dependency. This ever-increasing majority  on the government payroll will continue  voting in their own interest , for more spending and  more benefits putting all of us in a no win situation.

As Shilling noted, by 2018 we will have a real problem

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Written by Ken McGregor

September 21, 2011 at 4:00 pm

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  1. 1st of all ,I like this piece and think more like it should be wrttien by other leaders,and what I’m about to share is only my opion .One of the things that caught my eye when I saw your status on Facebook was that you researched for your denomination about this topic,I think that is the primary concern that causes confusion in the Body of Christ,denominations presents groups,that form their own views ,that causes controversies,that brings about confrontation ,that creates division,that eliminates any opportunity of unification that could bring any resemblance of a body that’s working cohesively to build hope for people in dire straights.As long as the the enemy causes these issues in the church ,there can never be real productivity to command change and restore hope ,that gives sinners a chance for salvation,NOTHING PERSONAL ,JUST MY OPION


    December 12, 2012 at 5:39 pm

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