Stupid is what I call it. Live by actually paying for what you need, not living beyond your means, and you get penalized for it. No wonder we have a nation where people are in hock over their heads, It doesn’t pay to live within your income.
With the CPP under attack, the higher cost of food, heating, and housing, why not throw an extra burden onto those who can least afford it, like our Seniors. Hey, they don’t vote Conservative, so why not simply stick it to them.
Honestly I know if I was operating a business today, and suddenly could buy my goods cheaper abroad, I’d not pass the savings on. After all, the consumer is already paying the higher price, and my margins are low enough, so why not reap the benefit for myself? Sounds greedy, but is it or is it being practicle? Will consumers reap the benefits, or will business?
Sometimes you wonder, if when we finally rid ourselves of Stephen Harper and his band of sellout artists, if there will be anything left of Canada, for us to actually call our own. Now our national treasures, our books and archives, are being sold to the highest bidder, in secret. It really is becoming too much to stomach.