安省本周宣布基本收入试点计划，即4000名被选中的三市居民（Hamilton, Thunder Bay and Lindsay）在不须提供工作，受教育以及健康状况前提下可获得政府免费补贴。根据该计划，一名单身人士可获得上限为$17000的年收入，一对夫妻则可获得年收入上限高达$24,000。
Ontario has announced the basic income pilot program, which provides an Ontario adult a free handout without work, education, health eligibility requirements to 4000 selected residents in three pilot cities -- Hamilton, Thunder Bay and Lindsay. Under the project, a single person will receive an annual income of up to $17000 per year, and a couple could get up to $24,027 annually.
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 is 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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