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  • David
    February 27, 2012 - 11:52

    It's all Harper's fault...even though the fleecing of the public and the systematic draining of the money trough started 2 or 3 decades ago, and even though the public blatantly knew it was happening, it is all Harper's fault. Why? Because that's how pathetically stupid we are.

  • sealcove
    February 27, 2012 - 09:29

    Must say you have a wonderful attitude to hell with everyone else is you answer

  • what next
    February 27, 2012 - 08:58

    leave the retirement age at 65.. lets deal with government and senators pensions first...some people retire before 65, some retire at 65 some retire after 65. not everyone lives to retire. not everyone lives into their 80's and 90's. a few years ago the rules reguarding Canada Pension changed where as if you claim Canada Pension before you turn 65 you receive less $$ then if you claimed Canada pension before this change came into effect. you always received less if you claimed CP early but with this new change you receive even less again. compliments of the Harper Govt i believe

  • Canada is not losing it soul
    February 27, 2012 - 08:16

    Canada is not losing it soul, but those of us who are well off and who pay more into the system are sick of getting less and less. How does cutting my OAS because I make more than 69K logical when I pay more taxes than those who make less than 69K? SHould I not get more because I put in more? Why should one who paid LESS taxes get more than me? I would rather see the system abolished before those of us who put in the most get screwed. I understand that there are seniors that are having trouble making ends meet, but cheating me is not the solution. And for the seniors in poverty, shame on their children for letting this be. I have been putitng money aside for my parent's retirement for years now, just in case they have issues. I have never told them about this. They have their pensions, CPP, RRSPs and so on, but just to be safe, I have been putting money aside for them. What are the parents of the seniors in poverty doing? Did they go to school and get an edcuation that would lead to a job that would allow them to provide for their parent's retirement? I did. Anyway, those of you who think that giving the least benefit to those of pay the most into the system is a solution are in for a rude awakening. If my OAS gets clawed back a few hundred dollars, then I will find a way to make back the money. Maybe I will fire an unskilled worker and replace them with a student who makes less. Or maybe I will close an office specifically to put people out of work just to undermine the tax base. I would do this not to hurt the people, but rather to hurt the tax base that give the most to those who put in the least. The workers are collateral damage. At the end of the day, there is an opposite reaction for every action. If the government enacts policies to give less to those who put in the most, those of us who are upset will push back, and hurt the government in the pocket.