• MapleEngineer
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    2 months ago

    Keep in mind that our standard of living while at its lowest point in 40 years is still among the top two or three in the world. The propagandist never mention that while they’re pushing their grievance politics.

    And to be very clear, electing a Conservative government that will cut taxes on the rich and cut services to everyone else to pay for it will crash or standard of living. Never trust s politician who says, “Elect me because I’m not the other guy and I’ll fix everything” but never tells you how. The one thing you can be absolutely sure of is the fact that he’s not going to fix everything.

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      I’ve been alive for decades and at no point in my life has a conservative politican ever done anything to actually make my life better.

      At best, they do some temporary tax cut bullshit that ends up just fucking us worse in 3-4 years time.

      Liberals aren’t perfect by any stretch, by at least it seems like two steps forward one step back.

      With conservatives it’s always somersaults backwards.

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        2 months ago

        Conservatives always do the same thing. They cut taxes giving billions of dollars to the rich and cut services for everyone else. (Just a note, here…if you don’t use a million dollar yacht as a runabout for your billion dollar yacht you are the poor that they are referring to when they say, “We don’t want our tax dollars going to support the poor.” They’re taking about you, not for you.) They cut revenue and try to cut spending to make it up but always fail, running up the deficit and the debt, neglecting the military, government, and infrastructure leaving not only a fiscal debt but also an operational/maintenance debt until they are voted out of office. Then the next Liberal government has to pay that debt by spending and the Conservatives complain that they are spending money like drunken sailors, run on, “We’re not them and we’re going to fix everything” without ever having a plan for HOW they’re going to fix everything let alone the intention to fix everything, win, and start the cycle over again.

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      I highly doubt the average canadian standard of living is higher than the average in countries like Switzerland, the scandinavian countries and some other well developed countries. They all have better social services, better access to public transit. Finland almost comepletely solved homelessness. We might still be in the top 10, but I doubt the top 3.

      Edit: it can be difficult to gauge exactly how to measure QOL. This website tries to break down a few different metrics. Canada has a high QOL when reading US based news, otherwise well developed European countries dominate the list.