3.2 million Canadians living in poverty: StatCan


captain morgan
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#31
Maybe you should have mentioned that
 
AnnaE
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#32
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Direct democracy leads to mobocracy

Not necessarily.

Quote:

as evidenced in France starting July 14, 1789 and ending when Napoleon crowned himself emperor.

So you'd rather that people are represented by the few that implement stuff that is harmful to majorities? Brilliant.

Direct democracy is "one person, one vote" and yet you disagree with that.

Direct democracy is the closest thing to the people of a country having the power rather than the government, and yet you disagree with it.
Cute
 
AnnaE
#33
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Workers at the lower end of the pay scale finally are getting the most benefit from rising wages
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/13/work...ing-wages.html
Wage gap is narrowing in Trump’s economy.

From your link, "“Our findings suggest scope for continued firm overall wage growth, given that lower income wage growth is more cyclical and persistent, and given potential room for further acceleration in high income wages,” Goldman economist David Choi said in a research note."
So the wage growth is more cyclical than due to anything Trump's done.

"For instance, retail industry employees saw an increase of 5 percent and leisure and hospitality earnings rose 4.6 percent from February 2018. At the same time, professional and business services workers gained 2.8 percent while Wall Street-related positions in finance increased just 2 percent.
On a broader level, the current labor market dynamics were missing for most of the recovery and are pointing to the kind of inflation that policymakers at the Federal Reserve have been waiting for."
No mention of blue collar worker wages. Blue-collar as in manufacturing, infrastructure, research and development, etc.
 
AnnaE
#34
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Maybe you should have mentioned that

I just did.
 
spilledthebeer
#35
Quote: Originally Posted by HarperCons View Post

3.2 million is a lowball number. capitalists always manipulate the way they define poverty in order to make it seem like most people are prospering, which is far from the reality.






POOR SOCIALIST FOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It was Chretien LIE-berals who altered the definition of what was considered "full time work"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Under Conservatives - you worked full time if you had at least 40 hours decently paid work per week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yet it was CHRETIEN LIE-berals WHO ALTERED THE WAY EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS WERE COUNTED.....................


os you were considered to be fully employed IF YOU WORKED TWENTY EIGHT HOURS PER WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And NO MATTER that you could not live on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !



And it was Chretien LIE-berals who decided those UNPAID INTERNSHIPS MIGHT BE GOOD FOR KIDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Too bad that in our LIE-beral "BOOMING ECONOMY" being an unpaid intern IS ALMOST A REAL CAREER CHOICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Look at all the kids living back with parents and collecting welfare or unemployment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !


Thank you LIE-berals for destroying our lives with DEBT in your quest for "social justice"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!
 
spilledthebeer
#36
Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaE View Post

Not necessarily.

So you'd rather that people are represented by the few that implement stuff that is harmful to majorities? Brilliant.

Direct democracy is "one person, one vote" and yet you disagree with that.

Direct democracy is the closest thing to the people of a country having the power rather than the government, and yet you disagree with it.
Cute






OH THERE IS A BIG SOURCE OF POLITICAL CONFUSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The burned out Ember tells us Direct Democracy is "one person, one vote"


even as her beloved civil service union HOGS WORK AROUND THAT DEAL.........................


to SABOTAGE OUR ECONMY and keep gravy grabbing LIE-berals in power...................................


by selling their votes to LIE-berals IN THAT GROSS CONFLICT OF INTEREST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


If HOGS REALLY BELIEVED IN MAJORITY RULE..........................


THEN THEY WOULD IMMEDIATELY SHUT UP AND GET BACK TO SCHOOL.............................


AND STOP THEIR BIASED WAR AGAINST THE FORD GOVT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The guy WAS ELECTED BY A MAJORITY - TO REPLACE LIE-beral Wynne-bag.............................


the leader of the MOST CORRUPT AND HATED GOVT IN CDN HISTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yet our HOGS act like the Ford election is the SECOND COMING OF ADOLF HITLER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Or WORSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


HOG GREED HAS NO LIMITS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
captain morgan
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#37
Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaE View Post

I just did.


Kinda late, like closing the barn door once all the horses have left
 
taxslave
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#38
Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaE View Post

They aren't pretend jobs and are real to me. Just as learning in school is a part of life, starter jobs are real jobs teaching kids about the economical parts of life.
The rest I agree with. Gov't wastes an awful lot. It's one reason why I am a minarchist and dislike representative democracy. I'd rather have small gov't and direct democracy.

I didn't say they are pretend jobs. But they were never intended to raise a family and buy a house on.
 
spilledthebeer
#39
Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaE View Post

Bullshyte.
How do you think the wage gap spreads if it isn't by the powers that be spreading profits according to imbalanced scales?








WAGE GAP SPREADS AS LIE-BERALS BRIBE CIVIL SERVICE UNION HOGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


HOW IS IT THAT A PLUMBER IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR MAKES ONE THIRD LESS..........................


THAN A PLUMBER WORKING FOR GOVT???????????????????????


HOGS NEVER EXPLAIN HOW A GOVT WORKER GETS ONE THIRD MORE - ON AVERAGE.......................


DOING THE SAME WORK AS SOMEBODY IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And within those LIE-beral "average numbers" there is a LOT OF ROOM FOR LIE-beral FAKE NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Ask - for instance - how many retail clerks in the private sector get paid.................................


for their Family Day LIE-beral mandated holiday..........................



versus the number of govt clerks WHO DO GET PAID FOR THAT DAY OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Or consider that City of Toronto CAN SAVE SOME MONEY on garbage collection................................


by hiring For Profit Corporations to do the work FORMERLY DONE BY HOGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And the private corporations work on the idea that IF YOU DONT SHOW UP for work.....................


then you DONT GET PAID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


THUS THE PRIVATE SECTOR DOES THE JOB CHEAPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



The AVERAGE CDN HOG takes three times more "sick days" than people in the private sector!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


SEVERAL DECADES BACK - Former Toronto mayor Mel Lastman stated


that Toronto Fire Dept costs COULD BE REDUCED........................


if fire dept HOGS did not take so many "sick" days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And fire HOGS RAGED AT LASTMAN TILL HE RETRACTED THE STATEMENT............................


IN SPITE OF THE GOVT REPORT THAT PROVED TORONTO FIRE HOGS TOOK MORE "SICK" DAYS.........................


THAN ANY OTHER FIRE DEPT IN NORTH AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


TORONTO REALLY IS A HOG TOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


AND IS IT NOT IRONIC THAT SO MANY PEOPLE DISLIKE TORONTO..................................


AND YET THEY WANT TO BE PAID JUST LIKE TORONTO HOGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!