Yes, Should Be Fixed Price (Quebec)
Yes, Means-Tested (France)
No, It Should Not Be Subsidized
If we have real, serious, and measurable consequences for the most egregious mistakes, you'll find a reduction in those mistakes. We'd have less gun crime if they allowed the death penalty to be a real deterrent.
They had fun and "partied" when they were single and dating, but were generally of that class of people that grew up responsible for themselves because back then no one looked out for you if you didn't look out for yourself. And nobody who wasn't married had kids, unless a husband or wife died prematurely, and then church groups and friends helped out those left behind. And once married and when kids started popping out, well, your life changed because now you had even more responsibilities and your child/children was number one on that list and God help the poor sod who didn't take raising a child seriously - they'd be ostracized.
I had great teachers in the lessons of responsible living and life. My generation, I'm sad to say, has failed our children in many respects because we had it so good and we could provide so much more to our children and we've spoiled them.
Today, it's the hedonistic me-now generation that believes they're entitled to have it all - fresh out of school, they deserve the six figure salary - get married, don't let it cramp your free lifestyle - have kids, let the government provide because I'm damn sure not gonna give up next year's Lexus for the snotty nosed brat.
I don't know if we ever get out of it, but the best way to start is to pull our kids off the teat and throw them out to the wilds on their own to fend for themselves and start learning how to live responsible lives.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
Providing a home and assistance to my wife's father to get him thru a tough medical condition and the depression that came with it to the point that he is now not only self sufficient but taking care of his own family again, yes.
Taking in my stepson who's own father failed him and helping him fill in the gaps and move forward, yes.
4 years ago I was unable to do any of this, had a new business on the verge of failure every day, a wife in school and losing a home to foreclosure. Lost the house, stuck with the business, wife finished school, paid off all of our debt and no longer have or want credit cards or car payments. Business is up and running and we are helping other family members turn their lives around too. Conservative values instilled by previous generations and the ability to face our own shortcomings... still working every time it is tried.
BTW our government does not support any of this. If you are self employed (a business owner) you are not eligible for assistance programs. No welfare, no food stamps, no unemployment benefits. Speaks volumes, doesn't it? Government prefers dependent voters no matter what they say about providing a hand up. The intent is to build dependency and become a good little cog in the machine. **** that. I was taught better. I'm teaching better.
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EDIT: How about this limit: no qualification, other than exclusion for having used your benefit in the past, is needed at all; every US citizen can get 3x the federal poverty level, in cash, at anytime in their adult life that they should request it.
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“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
"They [socialists] always run out of other people's money."
Perhaps it never dawned on her that one day we'd elect a regime that had no compunction whatsoever?
That could indeed think it had an unlimited supply by increasing the debt by six trillion, creating 85 billion a month from thin air
and somehow getting away with stupendous tax increases during an economic depression?
While we consider the efficacy of government subsidized daycare in Quebec.
Will the wonders of modern science never cease?
New Hope for the Wretched era
You are for removing ALL safety nets for people. Your plan increases the poverty rate and crime rate ending in more money spent for prisons, etc.