Ontario’s basic income program, which provides a guarantee working-age Ontario adults an annual income of $22,000 – without work, education, health eligibility requirements -- could come as early as April 2017. The program would reportedly benefit adult women under the age of 65 who are not married to someone older than 65 or older, and whose children are over the age of 18.
Wynne’s government claimed that the program can provide living necessities to low-income Canadians, allowing them to live in dignity regardless of job status. They touted it as dignified, streamlined solution to poverty, resulting in less domestic violence, fewer workplace injuries while providing increased access to education.
In a justified society, freeloaders would have no right to enjoy the fruits of the open economy, where individuals must contribute to it through their talent and skills. But the basic income program is an obscenely socialist policy that allows those who don’t work to take away from those who work extra hard, creating a large group of freeloaders abusing the system, freeloading off the hard work of others.
Basic income is described by some scholars as the capitalist road to communism, the ideology of which has proven detrimental. In the 1950’s, China aggressively adopted the communist economic model that resulted in assets and properties being deprived from capitalists and landlords and then “equally shared among the poor”. As a result, an economic crisis ensued and the Chinese people suffered the biggest famine in human history.
Providing $22,000 a year to low income earners may deem to be a boon to some underprivileged immigrants who faced tough job prospects in the Canadian labour markets due to a lack of language skills. But for many Chinese immigrants, they are still haunted by the communist ideology that had pushed the country’s economy to the brink of collapse. For many, this type of radical left-wing policy are a step in the wrong direction and should be nipped in the bud.
Many have posted their dissatisfaction with a sarcastic tone on Chinese social media.
“Super benefits have come back! You can get over $20,000 by staying at home. Communism has become a reality in Canada!”
The program comes at a time when the Ontario Liberals face devastating poll results that show the approval rating for Premiere Wynne and the Liberals in rapid decline.
If Wynne wants to use the program as a ticket to the majority government in the next election, she may have miscalculated Ontario voters, especially from the Chinese community members. Here is a post on the WeChat”
“It seems that Katherine Wynne wants to destroy Ontario!”
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