The group says food security is rising in all 10 provinces and one in four Canadians have inadequate access to food

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      If your solution is to give more handouts that’s not actually fixing the problem, you’re just making people even more dependent on government to survive.

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        How about we tax the rich to pay for it?

        The problem is one of distribution: too much money on one side, too little on the other. Government has some great tools to fix that, but curiously doesn’t use them.

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        Every dollar given to social services circulates 10 through the economy so… it does, actually, go a long way towards fixing the problem.

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          And every dollar that doesn’t get stolen out of my wallet by the government circulates 100 through the economy.

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            I wasn’t really sure what you’re saying so I used a translator, it came back as

            “Taxation is theft”

            It’s not, but I love when people use that when they get called out, atleast it’s better than an ad hominem attack.

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            Does it really? You sure that it just doesn’t end up rotting in overseas mutual funds and securities?

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        That’s a crock of shit argument. Yes a few percentage will live off that, but the vast majority of people don’t want to be in the position where they need government money to survive.

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          True!!

          Insanely, unbelievably true.

          Out of all the people on any sort of “hand out” I think the remarkably insignificant are proud of the fact or want to be.

          The fact is that those dollars are INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TO THOSE PEOPLE.

          And for every family that may HAVE to take them, once again, notice the distinction as you mentioned, not WANT, there is a chance that those pittances will help them survive another month, and possibly get one step closer to being their own actor in pulling out of the shitty, no good, bullshit that is poverty.

          For every dollar that rich fucks hoard, a needy family could spend in our economy.

          Hoarding does no good and only fuels inflation.

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        You’ve clearly never had to trade your silver spoon for a cock to get by

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    I can’t wait to hear the details about Pierre Poilievre’s common sense way to tackle this.

    He’s going to tell us all the details, right?

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      Step 1. Vote for me
      Step 2. Tax cuts for corporations
      Step 3. Profit! (for the corporations)

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    This is the best summary I could come up with:


    Food insecurity and poverty are worsening across Canada, according to a new report that says governments in the country are not adequately responding to the crisis.

    These are families, these are kids who go to school without anything in their lunchboxes,” said Kristin Beardsley, chief executive officer of Food Banks Canada, in an interview.

    Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre and his party frequently make reference to Canadians’ growing use of food banks as part of their attacks on the Liberal minority government.

    Mr. Poilievre raised the report’s findings during Wednesday’s Question Period: “After nine years of the NDP-Liberal Prime Minister’s taxes, debt, inflation and promises, Canadians are hungry.

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government is investing in supporting Canadians in need through initiatives such as a national school food program.

    Ms. Beardsley said existing projects to combat food insecurity and reduce poverty are “great” but do not do enough to alleviate financial pressures on Canadians in the short term: “We need to make sure people who are not able to afford their lives today have some relief.”


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