I never thought I would see the day when the Government of Canada would decide to steal from poor Canadians.
On his lavish trip to Davos, Switzerland, Steve Harper’s speech this past week at the World Economic Forum, told the Forum of rich business elite and world politicians Canada will be going through some drastic changes to Retirement Pension System, targeting poor Canadians.
Steve Harper has decided to spend most of his energy destroying the lives of Canadians with low income, setting his sights on changing the structure of the Old Age Security. Our Prime Minister is pushing to rise the age of eligibility for Old Age Security to 67 from 65.
It is obvious our Canadian government is concerned about the baby boomers passing their goal life expectancy from 68 to 78 for men with no change with women at 82.7.
But, what Statistics Canada isn’t telling Canadians, there has been an increase of people dying, with a staggering total of 230,132 in 2005 with an increase of 1.8 per cent by 2014.
In fact, most men will not even see their Old Age Security due to the statistics, with the average man living to 67. It’s not by chance our Canadian government picked 67; Prime Minister Steve Harper Government already knows the outcome of most Canadians.
To add insult to injury, Steve Harper’s government targeting poor Canadians will only result in a homeless aging community. Old Age Security only kicks in if you are in the low income bracket. With income inequality the rich are leaping ahead, dragging the middle class back down to the poor. Canadian middle-class are not only slaves to a riches treadmill system, but it’s expected most middle-class will be penniless by the time they reach 65. With inflation housing prices and increasing debt, Canadians will become the poor of the future.
The rich have already argued most Canadians put themselves in their own predicament by over spending.
But who is responsible for placing them there?
You guessed it; it’s the rich corporations who want you to buy that nice home or car with little or no money down. The credit card companies want you to over spend on your credit, they love collecting the high interest. Their goal is making the average Canadian dirt poor while becoming slaves to the system.
In Alberta, the younger generation are pleased with Steve Harper's decision thinking he is extending the life of the program. The reality is exactly what the insurance companies have been doing for years, promising an insurance where statistically a small portion of Canadians will ever collect on.
And this is just the beginning, Pension Plans will be next.
Our Canadian government’s bottom line is to keep the Canadian economy flourishing while Canadians end up slaves, working until the day they die.
This is the first time I agree with the opposition NDP and Liberals, as quoted with the Montreal Gazette,” The opposition NDP and Liberals said that such a move would financially cripple millions of Canadians, and that at a time when world leaders were talking about addressing income inequality, the prime minister’s words indicate the opposite may happen in Canada...”
Going after poor Canadians is a disgrace to the Steve Harper’s government, Shame on You!
J. Robb Montana is a Canadian freelance screenwriter presently working on a science-fiction script, Angels on Fire and book, Robotics on Mars.