View Poll Results: Should Daycare Be Subsidized?

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  • Yes, Should Be Fixed Price (Quebec)

    3 5.77%
  • Yes, Means-Tested (France)

    9 17.31%
  • No, It Should Not Be Subsidized

    40 76.92%
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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    The cost of housing (living) is a bit ridiculous...

    Good evening jcj..

    It is higher but you get what you pay for, a higher quality of life.

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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    You apparently prefer big government liberals who want everything subsidized, as opposed to promoting fiscal responsibility.

    They also enjoy people who move out of their parents' home to "make it on their own", then beg for public funds.

    You're trading one mommy for another. Congratulations. Hope the government teet isn't quite as sensitive.
    I don't want to get into an ideological argument that I don't agree with, but I would say that the average Canadian is far more independent and financially responsible than the average American. You won't find any Canadians who get their mortgage interest deducted from taxable income. You won't find any unemployed Canadians who enjoyed upwards of 2 yrs worth of unemployment insurance payments. You won't find any Canadians who received a payroll holiday from paying our taxes to cover our social pension and other federal funded programs. And America has almost twice as many people on food stamps as we have in total population.
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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    The cost of housing (living) is a bit ridiculous...

    Good evening jcj..
    Good evening V1.1 - you're right, housing costs are becoming terrible here - if you're young, you need rich parents to get into the housing market.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Good evening V1.1 - you're right, housing costs are becoming terrible here - if you're young, you need rich parents to get into the housing market.
    Just wait for the bubble to collapse, it is expected to in the next two years. You could also live in Quebec/Montreal if you don't mind French or Nova Scotia/New Brunswick since they are for the most part unaffected by it.

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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I don't want to get into an ideological argument that I don't agree with, but I would say that the average Canadian is far more independent and financially responsible than the average American. You won't find any Canadians who get their mortgage interest deducted from taxable income. You won't find any unemployed Canadians who enjoyed upwards of 2 yrs worth of unemployment insurance payments. You won't find any Canadians who received a payroll holiday from paying our taxes to cover our social pension and other federal funded programs. And America has almost twice as many people on food stamps as we have in total population.
    I got 3 words for ya - and one is "universal".

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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Where would you like to see subsidies reduced for individuals, if anywhere?
    I can't think of many individual subsidies off the top of my head. I mean obviously we should do something about welfare queens. I'd have to see some sort of list to name some more. One subsidy that popped in to my head is the meat industry. Meat doesn't have to be had at every meal.

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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I don't want to get into an ideological argument that I don't agree with, but I would say that the average Canadian is far more independent and financially responsible than the average American. You won't find any Canadians who get their mortgage interest deducted from taxable income. You won't find any unemployed Canadians who enjoyed upwards of 2 yrs worth of unemployment insurance payments. You won't find any Canadians who received a payroll holiday from paying our taxes to cover our social pension and other federal funded programs. And America has almost twice as many people on food stamps as we have in total population.
    Very good post, CJ! To what do you attribute the difference in thinking?

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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Quote Originally Posted by afr0byte View Post
    I can't think of many individual subsidies off the top of my head. I mean obviously we should do something about welfare queens. I'd have to see some sort of list to name some more. One subsidy that popped in to my head is the meat industry. Meat doesn't have to be had at every meal.
    The question pertained to individuals, not industries. I would like there to be a definitive time restriction for all individual (family) subsidies unless a person can demonstrate a physical or mental disability...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Very good post, CJ! To what do you attribute the difference in thinking?
    We get to look at what the U.S. did wrong and avoid it. We also have different values than Americans.

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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I got 3 words for ya - and one is "universal".
    So, we pay for health care collectively through our tax base in order to ensure all citizens are covered for basic and catastrophic care and forego other tax subsidies, like mortgage interest deductions, to cover it. We made a choice that most, if not all, Canadians are quite happy with. We also pay for supplementary health insurance to cover prescription drugs, dental care, eye care, and other services.

    Our choice to cover basic health care collectively doesn't excuse the fact far more Americans live off the work of others through a vast social welfare state not heard of here. And you won't find almost 50% of the Canadian population not paying any federal income taxes. The basic income threshhold over which federal taxes apply is about $12,000 here - what is it in the US ? 3 x's that? more?

    If you want to talk about not being financially responsible for your own life, I'd say not paying for government services and then sucking on the government teat for such services is the utmost in leeching on society.
    Last edited by CanadaJohn; 08-12-13 at 08:33 PM.
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