What do you do when you know that someone you love is doing something not only illegal but entirely un-ethical? How do you combat the feelings of resentment toward someone that takes advantage of a system that you involuntarily pay into every time you get paid?
Do you simply ignore the problem in the hopes that the individual will see the error in his ways and make amends for the wrong they've done? Or do you lash out at the individual, bringing his integrity into question in the hopes that fear of leaving a negative imprint on future generations will scare some sense into him?
The social assistance program in Ontario is a joke. Dead-beets, drug addicts, alcoholics, and generally lazy social parasites are sucking the life-blood out of our economy, and honest hard working Canadians are carrying the load with over-taxation and not enough breaks, while the rich and priveleged are under-taxed.
There's no choice in the matter. There's no check-list when you file your income tax listing which social programs you want your tax dollars to go to. If that were the case all my tax dollars would go to fund amateur athletics, and certainly not welfare or mother's allowance. Not to pigeon-hole any particular group, but its my experience that a good number of individuals receiving welfare, disability, and mother's allowance benefits are fully capable of working (and often do work under the table) while receiving their assistance checks. This is not fair to those people who work their hands to the bone on a daily basis, commuting for up to an hour at a time to a job they hate, only to pay the bills, and at the end of the day 40% of their wages go to these social parasites. Not fair.
The time has come for welfare reform in Ontario. The time has come for welfare reform in Canada.
I intend to write to my MP, my MPP, anyone who will listen, and so should you.
But what do I know?
I'm just a blue-collar slob. But just like you, I'm sick of my tax dollars going to waste.