March 23, 2016

Trudeau’s Liberal world-view budget will create culture of dependency

Brian LilleyArchive

A closer look at Trudeau’s budget shows it all comes down to world-view, confirming that  progressives believe in government over the individual and government over family.

Put aside their massive $30B deficit - three times the size of the promised $10B committed to during the election.

Let’s look at the choices they made by focusing on some specifics.

The Conservatives promised and delivered on income splitting for those with kids under 18, wanting to lower family tax bills so they could use their money as they chose.

Liberals didn’t like that, claiming it would only help the rich, so they ended income splitting and a number of tax breaks and credits which let people keep more of their money.

They did away with the Universal Childcare Benefit, children’s fitness tax credit, children’s arts tax credit, education tax credit and the textbook tax credit. Instead of tax breaks or credits, Liberals claim they’ll “help” the middle class by sending them monthly payments.

Trudeau sold his Canada Child Benefit as a way to help the struggling middle class yet statistics show the middle class isn’t struggling. It's growing, having seen an increase in disposable income over the last decade thanks to tax cuts brought in by Harper.

But those don’t help build a government program do they? Instead, we’ve got a new program that will make direct payments from government to families.

This isn’t government money, it’s YOUR money funnelled through government where the highly paid bureaucrats that run the programs will take a slice.

And, they’ll be sending out monthly payments even to relatively wealthy households.

This budget restructures the tax system to get rid of cuts and credits that let people keep more of their own money only to create a government program to hand out money.

Some will get more in this plan, some will get less but the main message it sends is that government is better at dealing with your money than you are!

It gets people accustomed to expecting a government cheque, even those who earn enough on their own. It expands the culture of dependency that will see us all getting hooked on a monthly cheque from the government.

Government as parent, looking after us, paying our bills, taking care of us from cradle to grave.

That is the Liberal world-view and it isn’t healthy for the country, for individuals or for the economy.

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commented 2016-03-24 17:04:06 -0400
The culture of insanity brought to you by the global narcissistic psychopaths!
commented 2016-03-24 14:58:08 -0400
This culture of dependency is exactly what the Liberals are going for. Using Ontario as an example, where the government could do anything short of genocide and still get reelected. If the population keeps getting handouts from the party in power, anyone that suggests that restraint is is in order is villified as unfeeling and mean spirited. Try and claw back the handouts and see how deep the sense of entitlement has become. Even if it is proven unsustainable, any politician suggesting a return to a time without government handouts or subsidized jobs, is beaten before ever starting.
commented 2016-03-24 14:29:55 -0400
this is to support all the incoming muslims – what do you expect
commented 2016-03-24 11:32:04 -0400
The really sad part as that the gimme crowd was so easily bought and paid for, and showed absolutely no desire to be loyal to, and to protect their own country. They only wanted what they could get for themselves. I told my son when he voted for these crooks, that nothing the liberals promise will ever materialize. In fact, our country is on the brink of destruction, due to the criminal liberal party of liars and thieves. His friends are starting to lose their jobs, and I told him that many more of his friends will be joining them.
commented 2016-03-24 08:02:19 -0400
“…budget will create culture of dependency.”

“Will” create culture of dependency? Methinks the word is “continue”.

If it was not so, this budget would not be.
commented 2016-03-24 08:02:17 -0400
“…budget will create culture of dependency.”

“Will” create culture of dependency? Methinks the word is “continue”.

If it was not so, this budget would not be.
commented 2016-03-24 03:36:06 -0400
Kelvin Grabowsky makes a very valid observation about economies going underground when the government gets too greedy… We should all remember that in basket case economies like Greece it is estimated that about one-third of financial transactions are not reported to the money grabbers in Athens… But it has already existed for many years now closer to home… Anybody who has lived in Atlantic Canada can tell you that the first thing a tradesman will ask you when quoting on a project is:- “Are you going to want a receipt for that?…” There is a thriving underground economy there already; indeed it’s a way of life… And the provincial tax mark-up on booze in Nova Scotia means that “make your own hooch” recipes are traded at every social gathering including church on Sunday….
commented 2016-03-23 23:29:22 -0400
The last federal election was proof that most Canadian’s cant pass a sobriety test.
commented 2016-03-23 22:43:56 -0400
I told all the people on my email just what the Liberals would do before the election.I’m not surprised.A lot of young people voted for pot.A lot of other people voted for change.Canadians are some of the dumbest voters period.This budget has 0 job creation.36 billion may not sound like much until you have to pay it off.There should be a law that requires all HST to be applied to the debt period.That is what it was created to do.But we know that can never happen. Trudeau and Wayne are like a bad dream that never ends.How any one can be proud to be a Liberal is totally mind boggling.That’s my polite version.God bless Canada because Trudeau is screwing it good.Keep up the good work.Truth and freedom of speech is worth the fight.
commented 2016-03-23 22:24:23 -0400
That’s the new culture in Canada, lmao
commented 2016-03-23 22:22:47 -0400
First I have to make enough money to tax………so go fuck yourselves Rachel and Justin, I’ve gone underground.
commented 2016-03-23 18:49:20 -0400
i wouldn’t call this care from cradle to grave but rather control from cradle to grave. this is an agenda 21 plan under the Marxist new world order system where government micromanages your entire life under a eugenics based slave system that would make Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin cream their jeans. the elites do not want us to have control of our lives and if people keep electing this communist trash in totalitarianism will take over and you can kiss what little of a constitution we have good by.
commented 2016-03-23 18:12:42 -0400
Justin wants us all to become like him, Nanny Dependent We can only hope that some Alpha Male will come and put a bullet though his empty skull.
commented 2016-03-23 18:08:16 -0400
I’m a single man living on a small pension and the government treats me like a 6 year old can I get the child care money I sure can use it. I think I qualify for it because as the government sees it if I choose to see myself as a women or a child even though I’m a man that is why I think I qualify for this monthly cheque. RIGHT
commented 2016-03-23 17:53:13 -0400
This is where the leftists will say that we all need government to enforce and protect financial equality.

There is an element of laziness in Liberal supporters, that Brian did not mention.
commented 2016-03-23 17:13:21 -0400
The question is, will I get more money back than I did when Harper was doing it through credits. Working people should get more, as an incentive to work.
Whether it is a cheque once a month, or in a yearly tax rebate doesn’t matter. End of day, what is my take home.
If my take home is more when I do less, than THAT is a problem, and creates dependency. Otherwise this is the least important thing to nitpick about in the budget.