Monday, October 26, 2009

Thank God I don't have any Grandparents left...

That was the first thought that went through my mind when I read this piece from the National Post Editorial Board.

Then I remembered something. Dad's already receiving CPP. Has been for years. This benefits him. Might have to take another look at it again.

So let's see if I understand this correctly... Jack Layton, a man who is almost eligible to receive CPP himself, is proposing to increase CPP benefits to people who have not contributed historically to the CPP system, and doing so by increasing the contribution rate paid by workers and business owners.

So ummmm Jack? What happened to working families? Honestly? I listened to your ads during the last election, espousing how you are there for working families and the working man. Problem is that you're looking to take FROM the working people to give to people who didn't pay enough tax when they were creating a bunch of entitlements, including the CPP program, during the 60's and 70's.

Well, here's the deal Jack. If you push for this. If you somehow get someone responsible who holds the actual seat of power to implement this. Then 3 things will happen:

1) The $300 a month that I'm personally paying to my father? Gets cut off. There goes one vote for you.
2) I would personally not vote for you, but that's really not any difference anyways - you've never had my vote anyways.
3) I would do everything in my power to make sure that myself and everyone I know (and quite frankly, Jack, that's a lot of people) pay as little into the CPP system as possible over their lifetimes.

After all Jack, if I'm not going to benefit from paying in, then why should I cheerfully hand over any money to the job-killing monster that you're proposing?

And for any self-employed people reading this? Give me a call, I'd love to help you save thousands of dollars per year.

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