Thursday, March 7, 2013

Gray Power in Canada is rising

I received the following email from  a friend of mine yesterday and he received it from another person, who lives in Ontario. I thought I should pass it along, while I agree with some of the ideas here I disagree with the implication that we should not be spending money to help people in other parts of the world. I believe that governments all over the world will be paying the rich by  robbing from the poor, the helpless and the defeated. Harper has been doing that in Canada  for a few years, but by picking on the boomers he has made a big mistake. We should provide more support for our seniors as we continue to support those around the world that need help. Here is the email in full.
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???


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!


99% of people won't have the guts to forward this.  I'm one of the 1% -- I Just Did


  1. unbelievable!!! Id love to know where you got your source from because that's rediculous

  2. A few of my sources are:Homelessness in Canada:
    Children going to bed hungry:
    Hospitals being closed:
    Dental Care issues for average Canadians:
    Seniors without drugs:
    High gas prices:
    Lack of Affordable housing in Canada
    Lack of resources for the mentally ill!/ccomment
    Gold Plated Pensions for MP
    I could go on citing more sources but I suspect that you would not believe the sources anyway.