One of the main reasons Flaherty has used, to explain why CPP should be privatized, is that Canadians simply aren’t saving enough for their retirement. Honestly, this from the man who for the last year and a bit has been urging Canadians to go further into debt, and BUY BUY BUY.
You gotta love the hypocrisy of the Harper Regime, and how quickly they change their tune, when their Corporate Masters see a new way to get rich, on the backs of the average person.
So just exactly, where do we find the added money to put aside for our Golden Years?
The wife makes good money, over $15 an hour, and then there is Mom’s Old Age Security, and my little online contribution. By my standards, we should be considered as middle, Middle Class, but truth is, we are at the poverty level.
I suppose I could find some pennies by cutting back on Dog Food for the pooch. After all, she is a bit overweight.
I could maybe have a day where we fast, instead of having a sandwich or something.
Guess I could buy EXPIRED FOOD, and hope that we don’t get poisoned. After all, according to the Harper Government, food that is beyond it’s ‘ Best Buy Date ‘ really isn’t bad, just not at its peak of freshness.
I know, maybe I could simply cut Mom’s medications in half, giving her one pill over two days, instead of one. Now that would save some serious money, even though she is on our Pharmacare plan. After all, it does cost about $10 to get a prescription filled, plus the co-share cost of the medicine, until her maximum contribution is reached. ( Usually around June )
Maybe I could simply cut out buying heating oil during the winter. Maybe turn the furnace off, because I mean $1 a litre is expensive, and we do have some nice warm blankets we could use. Sure, we’ll probably get colds, and who knows how that will impact Mom. Hell she is Ninety Three & Half, she’s had a good life, so I suppose it doesn’t matter if in her Golden Years she has to spend six months freezing.
Hmm, now that I think about it, I guess there is lots of ‘fat’ in our budget. Maybe I should do all that, and put aside the money for when I am old, like Mom. Then I can sit and shiver, get sicker because I don’t get my full dose of medicine.
Hey, that sounds attractive, don’t it? NOT !!!