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  1. Inflation is a serious problem in the country. Only thanks to ... sorry, because of it MP salary had to be near-doubled in two decades only inflation and nothing to with enrichment, really! So, at what rate should Canadians pensions and other public payments be indexed? One can examine the longread. Why though? We have a very good method that proved so well for our esteemed leaders (85% automatic raise in two decades) and so why not for a regular Canadian? That's right, the same formula used for annual raises of MPs, ministers and judges applied to our age pensions; veterans pensions, benefits; tax brackets and so on. Imagine in two decades pension near doubled and through no fault of ours, just inflation. Non taxable amount went up 85% (from around 15K to 27). Not bad, eh? Great idea, right? And why, why haven't we thought about it before? We are all together and all Canadians after all, so obvious, and let's get down to it no time wasted. So, how about "Real Equitability Act": no public service cost or tax; no compensation paid to a public figure or employee (unless set in collective bargaining, for a member) can increase more than indexation of pensions and benefits of the citizens. So which party wants to take the lead in this very worthy, highly equitable and in great Canadian spirit of togetherness undertaking? Did we hear anyone? Hello? Anybody there?
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  2. That’s the hallmark of this federal government: unchecked spending and shiny rhetoric.
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  3. I definitely don’t see value in some of the things on which we spend it. MPs spending hours (days?) smiling and wishing old folks happy birthday is important. Those sales calls could be managed for a lot less than MPs cost. The public is a major component of our political problems. I understand use of the term ‘common sense’ even less than faith economics so I’ll just watch what happens. Currencies, as I understand it, are controlled by a small global group with their best interests in mind, not ours. Money is a paltry deity and a popular one. Economics, as a social science, fails the repeatable results test. Maybe I am just being pessimistic but I feel concern.
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  4. Russia pushing anti-vax message behind the scenes to undermine confidence in western governments and covid relief efforts. https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-57928647
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  5. Jack and Jill, their children and grandchildren would need to work hard to provide the money required to pay themselves more. Politicians don't have to change a thing. It’s odd we elect people who see squandering money as a privilege of office but are frugal with ourselves. Fortunately, frugality has no place in the new economics. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men have been rebranded to appeal to a new, more informed audience. I wonder if all that information is cluttering up our minds.
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  6. Could have rebuilt the navy on what Trudeau wasted on teenagers ( future voters) during the pandemic.
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  7. As written by Toronto media? Good Lord. 🤣
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  8. I think Quebec has the right idea. If numbers of unvaccinated rise, they get locked down. Impose Vaccine passports to access things like indoor dining, gyms, theatres and other indoor public activities.
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  9. How is the vaccine harmful to the body? Or any more harmful than COVID? Note that 3/4 of all Canadian are partially vaccinated and 50% of adults are fully vaccinated. WHERE ARE ALL THE DEATHS!!!!!
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