Ontario Scraps ‘Free Money’ Scheme

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Last month voters in Ontario sent their liberal bosses packing, after 15 years, and elected a Progressive Conservative government.

This month the new PC government has announced that it will terminate the liberals’ “guaranteed income” experiment, which doled out free money to some 4,000 households in five cities (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/lisa-macleod-announcement-1.4768626).

Of course the leftids are screaming bloody murder over this, as are some of the people who were getting free money without having to work for it. Those heartless conservatives are “making poverty worse” with their “callous, mean-spirited” plan to stop giving people free money worked for and earned by other people.

So far, everywhere this “experiment” has been tried, it’s failed. The new government in Ontario said the policy was simply too expensive and wasn’t the answer Canada needs.

“Universal Basic Income,” or whatever moniker they want to give it, is one of liberals’ dearest pipe dreams. The idea is for you to work while the gavone next door gets paid for playing video games and sleeping till 11:30 every morning. For some reason this never turns out to be very popular.

This is supposed to prepare us for the day when robots do all work and there’s nothing left for human beings to do but, I suppose, further corrupt themselves.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

5 responses to “Ontario Scraps ‘Free Money’ Scheme

  • UnKnowable

    Giving money away doesn’t work? Who woulda thought it? 🙂

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    • leeduigon

      When I see how much fun the gavone next door is having, because he doesn’t have to work for his money, it motivates me to work all the harder so he can have more of my money and even more fun.
      PS–I am completely insane.

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  • Watchman

    You mean the latest socialist scheme is not working? Who would have thought? You would think they would learn after the millionth time.

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  • thewhiterabbit2016

    Stories like this make me wonder what the world was like before the Flood. Some have speculated there may have been as many as a billion people on the earth by then. Maybe they had so much time on their hands living in a near paradise that it didn’t require much work so they discover more and more depraved things to be involved in. God was obviously very displeased with the society and culture they had created.

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    • UnKnowable

      That’s an interesting thought. We simply don’t know. It’s quite possible that life was much different and perhaps they had more time for debauchery. There is so much I would like to know.

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