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Raising retirement benefits for military, RCMP families would cost $6B: PBO

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The changes are very appealing but in reality are Canadians willing to accept rather large increases in the taxes? Not likely hence if we want more social assistance in the amounts indicated then we expect to pay for those increases. Mind you any political party in power wastes or misuses the funds they have however these changes would definitely impact on all Canadians’ income tax amounts.

Sunday, August 21 at 9:45 am | Reply

Jim Cochrane:

About the cost of 6 new interchange bridges on torontos 401 Freeway. Veterans affairs guards that money like it was their own. 8 years to get A disability pension despite 23 years of service and 2 broken backs as a paratrooper for CF . This isnt increasing the cost This is paying for the promises every service Person and RCMP officer and their dependents works under. The same promises private industry made to retired workers healthcare and since 2000 have had to Fund. Next time you are flooded out or some other disaster hits tell that guy walking around in the lake on your street that you really dont think he deserves the extra pension and oh yeah that is a live wire from the hydro poll next to him. Or tell his wife that after two years in the Ukraine he just came back from and his PTSD that she has to live with to “suck it up” because we really need another “Ice Breaker”
Its time Our Industry sucked it up.

Tuesday, September 06 at 12:47 pm | Reply

Jim Cochrane:

While you are at it tell them that you really would rather have that 2% reduction in GST if it had been a choice two years ago. Yes we really needed that two% far more than keep our promises to our vets and police officers. This would have been an excellent use for 2% of the 55 Billion$ surplus in EI . Its too bad we used it for tax reductions for actuaries, HRDirectors, Consultants, FundManagers, sales Staff, and Insurance Execs. Yes we are the ones who are keeping that money. Explain that to your children. Or your parents.

Tuesday, September 06 at 12:56 pm | Reply

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