"Successful countries knock down the barriers -- of red tape, regulation, and monopoly -- that divide citizens, confer unfair advantages or prevent people from working together" Michael Ignatieff
What could be more of an “unfair advantage” that is “conferred” on that "divided group of citizens" than the 25% of Canadians with pensions who have the opportunity to own income trusts tax free, whereas the 75% of Canadians with pensions are denied this advantage in their RRSP, defiling the very principle on which a Liberal government under Louis St. Laurent ushered in the RRSP in the first place over 50 years ago?
What could be more of an “unfair advantage” that is “conferred” on that "divided group of citizens" than the 25% of Canadians with pensions who have the opportunity to split their “pension income” with their spouse, whereas the 75% of Canadians with pensions are denied this advantage, based on some grossly arbitrary and discriminatory red tape definition of what constitutes “pension income”?
We, the majority will not stand for unfair advantages being conferred on the minority that are denied of us, in exactly the same way that we would not stand for advantages being conferred on us, that would be denied of the minority.
The concept is called fairness.
Under Michael Ignatieff’s leadership, the Liberals gave the 25% of Canadians with pensions a two hour face to face meeting to discuss their issue at the Liberal’s Round Table sessions going on in the HOC while Parliament is prorogued, so the question is when will the 75% of Canadians without pensions, who have a solution known as the Marshall Savings Plan, get their day in court, as it were, with the Liberals under Michael Ignatieff’s leadership? Time for Michael Ignatieff to demonstrate to the 75% of Canadians without pensions what he stands for: red tape, regulation and the insurance industry monopoly or the 75% of Canadians without pensions and presently without any representation in the House of Commons?
Monday, February 1, 2010
Posted by Fillibluster at 11:18 PM