Quote: Originally Posted by NZDoug
Forget manned aircraft and go with Trumps idea.
The Royal Canadian Space Cadets.
I guess you are one of the Senior Cadets then Doug?
And a lot of Cdns would be grateful if LIE-berals did ANYTHING about national security- EXCEPT IGNORE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Better border security so guns can not so easily be smuggled in would be nice!!!!!!!!!!!!
Some major efforts to track and punish fentanyl vendors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Some serious efforts to EVICT drug dealers, drug addled hookers and the assorted gang banger and criminals that infest our not so "affordable" and very definitely CRUMBLING housing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Even something simple like tracking the illegals that are swarming to our country would be nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ANYTHING that would make us a little safer would be nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But LIE-berals SCORN such things!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here is an article illustrating that LIE-berals are giving us utterly FAKE NEWS about our economy. With some comments of my own in brackets):
Toronto food bank usage at recession levels.
THE CANADIAN PRESS. FIRST POSTED: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 09:55 AM EDT | UPDATED: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 04:28 PM EDT
TORONTO - Food bank visits in Canada’s most populous city are back up to levels seen after the last recession hit the country, with a spike in the number of seniors accessing their services in the last year, according to a report released Monday.
The Daily Bread Food Bank’s annual report shows that there were nearly one million food bank visits in Toronto between April last year and March this year. The figure is the highest number in the city since 2010, which is when the organization says the effects of the 2008 recession hit residents the hardest.
It also says people are relying on food banks longer than before with the average length increasing to 24 months in 2017, up from 12 months in 2010.
The numbers suggest a state of affairs that is not being captured by standard economic indicators, the food bank said.
(LIE-beral calculations on a host of things are deliberately skewed! For instance it was LIE-beral Jean Chretien who changed how full time work was measured- previously you were working `full time` if you had 40 hours per week- but to make the unemployment numbers look better LIE-berals decided you would be `fully employed` if you had 28 hours of work- and too bad if you cannot live on that! LIE-beral Chretien also monkeyed with rules for access to unemployment insurance thus allowing some people to fall off the govt radar and not be counted. LIE-beral claims regarding our economy are as suspect as their assurances that our massive debt is not a problem!)
“While we’re having this on-paper economic prosperity, we’re seeing many people who are falling out of the labour market due to age or disability or people who are struggling within the labour market because of the instability of the work that they’re getting,” said Richard Matern, Daily Bread’s director of research and communications.
(LIE-berals do Not want to discuss the fact that of those who retire voluntarily before age 65- two thirds are civil service Hogs with those fabulous pensions that are breaking our economy! Private sector simply cannot afford to retire in the luxury that Hogs wallow in! With the added bonus that LIE-berals INSIST that you retired voluntarily if you took the buy out from your collapsing industry because the buy out was better than staying on the job for another 6 months and then being thrown out with NOTHING!)
(LIE-berals completely ignore the tens of thousands of Cdns wh could anc would and quite often NEED to work- if only they could find a job in our debauched and over taxed economy! In an effort to handle their gross debts, LIE-berals have reduced interest rates to record lows and thus screwed millions of Cdns who are trying to live on meagre little pensions with utterly inadequate returns on investment that simply do NOT cover massive LIE-beral tax increases on EVERYTHING! It is the LIE-beral Carbon crap and trade scam that is behind much of the fiscal trouble and it is LIE-beral desire to cling to power at any price by buying Hog votes that is the other major economy killer!)
Though people 65 and over make up a relatively small proportion of food bank users, they have become the fastest-rising age group of clients, the report says. The number of seniors accessing food banks has gone up nearly 27 per cent since last year, compared with other age groups which have shown an increase between 14 and 18 per cent, it says.
(Greedy LIE-berals are willing to sneer at and dismiss poverty stricken seniors because LIE-berals regard them as sloppy and careless as they should have saved more for their old age- that LIE-berals have taxed Cdns so heavily that its not possible to save any significant pile of pennies is not understood by greedy LIE-berals! Nor do LIE-berals wish to discuss the massive flood of Hog pension money- all of it borrowed- and which ordinary people MUST pay back for entitled Hogs- that is gobbling up all decent investments! Hog pension fund managers with billions of dollars under their control have shoved aside ordinary Cdns trying to invest their pennies!)
“What we saw is what happens when there’s a group that’s on a fixed income and is particularly vulnerable to rising costs like we saw in Toronto in the areas of housing and in food, in certain cases,” Matern said.
“Many seniors, the most common reason that they’ve had to skip food for, they say, is rent and also prescription drugs,” he said.
(LIE-berals do not understand why stupid old folks do not move out of the city to some small town where its cheaper to live. LIE-berals forget that there is NO public transit in most towns in Canada and often no hospital either thanks to LIE-beral `economies` in health care either so as soon as a senior becomes ill an extended and costly trip BACK to the city and its health services is required! With the added bonus that moving away from the city means leaving behind friends and family to go into relative isolation out in the woods!)
“So many seniors who are of course less likely to be getting support from other sources or who are less likely to be able to get outside sources of income such as employment and also have greater health-care needs are more vulnerable to these types of changes in the economy around inflation.”
Wanda Morris, vice-president of advocacy for CARP, formerly known as the Canadian Association for Retired Persons, said the rise in food bank use among seniors is “a huge concern.”
One factor may be that seniors aren’t getting all the support they are entitled to, she said, particularly through the Guaranteed Income Supplement program.
Low-income seniors are eligible for the program if they receive Old Age Security, have an annual income below a specific threshold and have lived in Canada at least 10 years. But research shows thousands of seniors who qualify aren’t claiming it, Morris said.
“Part of the problem isn’t that there isn’t a program, it’s how do we get our most vulnerable seniors to take advantage of what is available for them,” she said, noting that many seniors don’t have internet access.
(OH GREAT! Who thinks it is a good idea for some senior to try to use a highly complex computer access system to access govt money- when they barely know how to turn the gizmo ON? Seniors are ALREADY prime target for scammers and hackers- and who wants to bet that there will be an explosion of fraud if seniors are encouraged to get on the net often with their banking and pension information? And there is ANOTHER REASON not to move to a small town- all govt service offices are in the big city- meaning you have to come back to the city to deal with them! AS seniors get more frail- small town life looks increasingly like a trap they cannot escape from without losing their shirts!)
(Seniors are also less than enthusiastic about selling their long time home and moving into cheaper rental accommodation as they are more likely to be exposed there to crime and violence, to bed bugs and cock roaches, to be badly in-convenienced when elevators fail and trap them without food or medication on the eight floor, to be stuck in the cold when heating systems or power fail for what may be weeks on end. In short, seniors figure they are better off to stay in their homes- the ones that fuzzy minded LIE-berals such as Mel Lastman WANT THEM OUT OF- for HIS convenience!)
She said housing costs are also an issue for people on a fixed income.
Daily Bread said its findings “reinforce the observation that the current system of income support is inadequate to deal with the labour market, economic realities and an aging population.”
(Hydro prices up 10- 20 percent per year, water rates up 5- 9 percent per year, food up 20 percent per year, property taxes up 2-3 percent per year- and with old age pension and supplements virtually FROZEN- and LIE-berals find it hard to understand why `stupid` seniors are having a difficult time!)
Two government initiatives — one provincial, one federal — may help alleviate the strain on low-income residents, Matern said.
Ontario’s basic income pilot project is being rolled out in several municipalities, including Hamilton and Thunder Bay, Ont., in an effort to reduce poverty. The federal government, meanwhile, is working on a national housing strategy meant to increase access to affordable homes.
(OH LIE-berals DO SO ENJOY making grand announcements that do not pan out- its just LIE-berals re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic! Its all bait and switch- money in one pocket and back out the other- a game LIE-berals long ago perfected!)
Matern said the food bank is asking Ottawa to ensure the strategy includes a portable housing benefit that would be given to tenants to help cover their rent.
(OH- a portable housing benefit? NO GOOD! That would mean NEW money for old folks- something LIE-berals will NOT offer as they will need ALL their gravy for Hog raises and for their new illegal friends flooding across our borders!)
“If that’s implemented, it would have a huge impact on helping to address the need,” he said.
The report is based on in-person surveys of more than 1,400 food bank clients and visit data from food banks across the city.