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  • Jay
    May 01, 2013 - 07:27

    EI money comes from employers and employees. The Federal government doesn't put one cent into the EI fund. As a result they should be removed from having any say into how it is spent . Over the years the Fedferal government squandered a huge EI surplus, which they treated as their own and used for political purposes. In order to fix the situation, a Federal/Provincial, employer/employee group must be organized to properly manage the EI account. Please, get it out of government's hands. It has become nothing but a slush fund and political tool for whomever is in power.

  • Sickened
    April 30, 2013 - 20:37

    I think the government will spend our monies more wisely by looking at a major over haul of our social assistance and welfare programs. As a middle class working stiff I am extremely sick of having to subsidize these grossly abused programs. Boy are all these people lucky I am not in a position to drive change. If you continue to attack the working class where will that leave us as a society. I am starting to believe in the old adage if you can't beat em join em. What happens if we (the working class) all start thinking that way? Who's gonna pay to fund all these programs then?

  • MIII
    April 30, 2013 - 17:06

    Perhaps the govt should conduct a review of the welfare system as well and see how much of that shouldn't be paid out in the first place. The amount of people who receive that when they are quite capable of working is disgusting.

  • Stannn
    April 30, 2013 - 11:45

    Most of that over payment can be found in the homes of Nfld fishermen for the false claims for their wife's/daughters/kids for working on boats while watching soap operAs all day long .

    • JJT
      April 30, 2013 - 12:37

      And the sad thing is that it's not even a secret! A former co-worker of mine explained to me how all her friends worked the EI "everybody in the family's a fisherman" scam. This wasn't just one or two families that she was talking about! Many of her friends had actually said to her that they couldn't understand why she'd actually bother to go out and get a job!