The Harper government is saying that at this moment they cannot afford to make changes to the Canada Pension Plan. They are also saying that seniors will have to start paying for meds and health care after age 65 because of the strain on the system. I think that it is time that we let him know what we think.....
CANADA: a country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed hungry, hospitals being closed, average income families who can't afford dental care, elderly going without 'needed' meds and having to travel 100's of miles for medical care with no reimbursement of cost, vehicles we can't afford gas for, lack of affordable housing, and mentally
ill without treatment, etc., etc.
YET.....They have a 'Benefit' for the people of Haiti, ships and planes lining up with food, water, tents, clothes, bedding, doctors, and medical supplies.
What the HELL's wrong with us???
WAKE UP CANADA !!!!
Someone please tell me what the is wrong with all the people that run thiscountry! We're "broke" & can't help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, Homeless, etc. But we spent 1.2 billions of dollars for G-20 events! In the last few months we have provided aid to Haiti , Chile , and Turkey, as well as Khazakistan , Pakistan and all the other - literally, BILLIONS of OURdollars!!
Imagine if the GOVERNMENT gave 'US' the same support they give to other countries.
Our retired seniors living on a 'fixed income' receive no aid nor do they get any breaks
while our government and religious organizations pour hundreds of millions of dollars and tons of food into Foreign Countries! They call Old Age Security and Healthcare an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives and now when ITS time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow from it in the first place?
Entitlement my ass, I paid cash for my Old Age Security and CPP!!!! Just because they borrowed the money, doesn't make my benefits some kind of charity or handout! Gold plated MP pensions and Civil Service Government benefits, a.k.a. free healthcare, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, 20 weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days --- now that's welfare, and they have the nerve to call me a 'greedy senior' and my retirement, an entitlement.
Sad isn't it? Lets hope it creates awareness! DO YOUR PART!
Things will only change is when this kind of email translates into voting results at the polls. As of today, seniors out number ANY OTHER type of voter even by race, religion, or age. WHEN ARE SENIORS going wake up and understand WE have the POWER to shape legislation? All WE need is the will power to do so!
PLEASE SEND THIS BACK AROUND TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS MAYBE THEN THE "GREY REVOLUTION" will begin. FORWARDING THIS TO EVERYBODY IS A START!!!
99% of people won't have the guts to forward this. I'm one of the 1% -- I Just Did.