Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich
"How do we help Canadians to take time off?
That's what this government is concerned about? Not a stalling economy. Or getting a pipeline built. Restoring investor confidence in Canada takes a back seat to us getting more time off? Not a myriad of other concerns facing the government. Nope - it's leisure time folks.
Bet I handle my 'time off' much better than these guys can put a budget together - and oh,BTW remember that much lauded and repeated promise to 'balance the budget'? - not going to happen.
You do bring up a good point. What's the point of education or training credits if a person has no time to take time off to use them. I still like the idea in principle. I just don't know how best to implement it. However it's done (if it's done), the government needs to figure out how to do it in a sustainable way. Our debt is skyrocketing.
I will elaborate here why I still like that idea in principle though. I oppose the minimum wage simoly because all it does is legislate unskilled workers out of work. In other words,it hurts the very people it's supposed to help. Raising a person's skills will naturally increase his ability to negotiate his wages upward simply because it will increase his productivity. In the end, that's the real sourse of a person's wages and I do think we need to help the poor, to give them a hand up, and this would give them a hand up. They couldn't easily use that money on drugs for example, since it would be locked into an education credit, which ensures that it's a hand up, not a hand out. However, again, we need to look at it in its larger context. How does the government intend to implement it, and how will it ensure that this is sustainable in the long run?
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