March 31, 2015

What does the Parliamentary Budget Office have against stay-at-home parents?

Brian LilleyArchive

It's supposed to be a non-partisan office, but the latest report from the Parliamentary Budget Office makes assumptions that show a clear bias against stay at home parents.

It is yet another report that arms the opposition rather than inform the public.


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commented 2015-04-03 20:52:30 -0400
My kids are all grown up with their own kids. I say it is their choice of what system and shouldn’t be shoved down their throats and hemmed and hawed away.
Aw, just Supreme court the damned thing because your going to do that anyway.
commented 2015-04-02 16:41:52 -0400
I agree with you, Brian. The Parliamentary Budget Office does seem to be quite biased in the information that it releases periodically. And, the Quebec Daycare Program grew unsustainable in the past year, resulting in an increase in the costs of it to parents. That is what will happen if Canada had a universal childcare program. Within a year it would become a virtual “money pit.”!
commented 2015-04-02 02:22:07 -0400
Ron Voss;
Your excerpt on Gramsci’s, " long march through the institutions" sounded very similar to the MO of Fabian Socialism, check this out:
I think it was Lenin who said, “Socialism is merely a slowed down version of Communism, without the violence and revolution,”
We are losing all our rights, especially the unalienable ones we HAD under British Common Law and specifically our rights to our own children!
commented 2015-04-01 15:52:17 -0400
Who in their right mind thinks family members are not the best options for child care? Oh, it’s the big thinkers on the socialist side of the spectrum. We will make all people in our image! What if your image is incompatible with my image? Choice is necessary here to allow people to make their own decisions about the future for their children. Was it not Trudeau Senior who said " There’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation" . It’s time Junior took a lesson.
commented 2015-04-01 12:50:19 -0400
I want to hear from all those parents out there who “don’t need the money”, as this talking head puts it.
commented 2015-04-01 10:09:38 -0400
At least FooeyNews commenting on the CBC News website says;
If it was a Liberal government the headline would read:
commented 2015-04-01 10:00:27 -0400
Just how stupid does this Paliamentary Budget Oaf think we are?
His statements remind me that there are three kinds of lies;
There are lies, then there are damned lies, and then there’s statistics.
The statements he makes are worse than damned lies.
Shame on CBC for being complicit (but not unexpected) in his biased spin.
commented 2015-04-01 08:41:54 -0400
Brian, thank you for the introduction to O’Sullivan’s Law, namely, “Any organization that is not explicitly right wing, over time becomes left wing”. I have found it restated as, “anything that is not actively conservative every day will eventually become liberal.” It sounds a lot like Italian Marxist theoretician Antonio Gramsci’s (1891-1937) “long march through the institutions”. More about, “The apostle of the long march”, here:
Excerpt: “Specifically, Gramsci called for Marxists to spread their ideology in a gradual, incremental, stealth manner, by infiltrating all existing societal institutions and embedding it, largely without being noticed, in the popular mind. This, he emphasized, was to be an evolutionary, rather than a revolutionary, process that, over a period of decades, would cause an ever-increasing number of people to embrace Marxist thought, until at last it achieved hegemony. Gramsci described this approach as a ‘long march through the institutions’.”
One can probably think of many organizations in our day, such as the CBC, the U.S. Democrat Party, the Boy Scouts, Alberta’s PC’s, and various church bodies, that have moved further along towards an increasingly liberal, left wing perspective.
commented 2015-04-01 08:41:28 -0400
To reassure the indignant Mr. Lilley, the Parliamentary Budget Office has nothing against stay-at-home parents. The PBO pointed out a few inconvenient facts. It’s Rebel Media’s job to attempt to spin those facts on behalf of Harper’s government; it’s the opposition’s job to spin them on behalf of their respective parties; and it’s the voters’ job to interpret them.
commented 2015-04-01 05:10:13 -0400
How is giving the money back to parents to choose for themselves how to allocate it according to their particular circumstances, family members, etc. any different than a government levying a tax, fee or tariff labeled one thing that it allocates to general revenue to be distributed in the future according to its own policy decisions? Why should the government do what individuals are perfectly capable of doing themselves, choosing how to raise their own families?
commented 2015-03-31 23:32:38 -0400
The parliamentary budget officer has a limited view of the role of the family. It seems if you are a stay-at-home Mom or Dad, your work is worth $0.00
commented 2015-03-31 23:14:05 -0400
The strategists who brought about the undermining of family could be called many names….but do not call them stupid and do not call them lazy or unmotivated.

Until we match their efforts this will not change and this will never be over.
commented 2015-03-31 22:00:35 -0400
Choice is always better. Give us the money/voucher and let us keep our kids out of daycare, and that goes for choosing alternative education to the public school system ,and gov. health care as it is.
commented 2015-03-31 20:46:41 -0400
Sure got to give it to you Brian! As a family man, we don’t need a nanny state.
commented 2015-03-31 20:45:58 -0400
Hilarious exposure of left wing garbage. Parents who don’t need money for child expenses. Martin is such an idiot lol. And that CBC “thing” saying 51% don’t have expenses…show me a parent that doesn’t have child expenses.

Liberals should NOT even be allowed to have kids as they don’t have the ability to make sound decisions affecting their own lives, never mind teaching a child how to. rofl
commented 2015-03-31 19:57:57 -0400
This is the only place that I have seen any consideration of stay at home parents. The CBC totally missed that point, perhaps because it does not support their bias!