Author Topic: Doug Ford Helps the Poor  (Read 2502 times)

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Offline SirJohn

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Re: Doug Ford Helps the Poor
« on: April 18, 2018, 03:01:19 pm »
Nope.  He's posted about how people like police, firefighters etc. in Canada are overpaid already, relative to other countries.  He has an odd idea of how this should all work..

1.  Reduce wages wherever possible;
2.  Increase taxes on lower earners;
3.  Decrease the taxes I pay.

Simplistic and dishonest, as per your usual. My belief in Capitalism does, I know, distress you socialists, but all my economic beliefs are purely in line with Capitalist economic theory. People should be paid according to what their value is to the market, not according to their 'needs' - which is the way socialists would have it.

And government workers should not be an exception to this. They should be paid whatever is necessary to attract and retain sufficient numbers of capable employees to do the job. No more, no less. Clearly police, firefighters, teachers, bus drivers etc. are paid far more than is necessary. You could attract sufficient people for far less.

Benefits should have responsibilities. If you're a part of a society and benefit from it you ought to be helping to pay for it. If you're not then you're a freeloader living off others.

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