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Friday, December 30, 2005
The truth about the Liberal daycare scheme
For the last few weeks I have had a hard time convincing parents who use daycare (and other supporters of the Liberal daycare plan) that the Paul Martin/Ken Dryden program will not provide any financial benefit to working families. Martin and Dryden's plan will fund institutions, not parents. It creates new daycare spaces but does not fund the care for the child. That is, these new spaces will not cost any less than daycare spaces do now. In an interview with Macleans' John Geddes, Paul Martin makes this point clearer than any Liberal has thus far:
JG: Child care policy has emerged as a sharp dividing line in this campaign. The Conservatives call for payments to parents; you propose billions more to support regulated care. Yet your own sons were raised by a stay-at-home mom. Why not support that choice in some way, along with policies to support day care?
PM: I totally agree. I believe Canadians ought to have a choice. Stephen Harper is not offering that choice. Giving somebody $25 a week -- and I'm not denigrating that, I'm sure they'd spend it on their families -- but that doesn't create new day care spaces. Most Canadians with young families will tell me that their biggest single problem is finding a day care space.
JG: But your policy does seem aimed entirely at funding institutions. What do you have for families with a stay-at-home parent or, say, grandparents caring for kids?
PM: There is the spousal allowance. The second thing is, do the math. A tax cut puts more money into the hands of a family where the mother or father works at home than anything else. If you have a two-earner family, let's say each earning $30,000, as opposed to a one-earner family where the one income is $60,000, the tax cut provides a greater amount of money to the $60,000 earner. That's one of the reasons that our tax cut plan is so important, it's one of the reasons that I've said I will continue to keep bringing down personal income taxes.
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Bottom line. You can't control the mind unless you control learning. You control the learning you control mind. You control the mind you control the child. You control the child you control the future. Are these people really any different that a Stalin, a Hitler, a Jimmy Jones, a Muslim fanatic?
Posted by: Western Canadian | 2005-12-30 3:58:22 PM
Yes, Mr. Martin, we'll take your advice and do the math. Problem is, we will very easily discover that your policy will only help a certain percentage of parents and that your income tax policy does not come into effect for many years.
Last week, our CBC PEI supperhour news program carried the most biased story on this issue I have seen yet.
The story was about how the Liberals' daycare dollars had arrived on PEI and was now "flowing" to various daycares. However, there was no mention that this money was from the Liberal Party, that it was now a campaign promise or that there were competing policy proposals from other parties.
The reporter never left a day care and interviewed only day care workers who completely supported the funding (and wanted even more). She ended the report with the statement that the money is flowing now, but "the election puts future daycare money at risk".
Not even a mention of CPC policy (or the NDP one for that matter), no interviews with private/family care providers.... Thanks CBC
Posted by: Angela | 2005-12-30 4:01:51 PM
Western Canadian is right on target. I need only to add that all this ideological indoctrination will include French language and will be learned in French.
Posted by: Scribe | 2005-12-30 8:14:15 PM
ET,Mass,Steel,I'am Confused? One of the most important and fundamental issues confronting Western society today and no comment? Silence. Where the hell are you? Where the hell is everyone else? The gut of it all lies here. Free trade, liberal scandal, blah blah blah pales in comparison to this fundamental issue. All the rest can be dismissed at the flick of a pen. This is a barrel of the gun issue. Speak up or yap to oblivion.
Posted by: Western Canadian | 2005-12-30 8:55:30 PM
The Liberals are trimming one measely percent from the two middle rates in 2010. And they have the audacity to call that a "tax cut"? When the hell are the Tories going to skewer them on that. I hope it's soon. Even with the 2% GST cut, the Tories still have enough fiscal room to cut much more income tax than the paltry Liberal promise. The only criticism they have left is that "income tax cuts are better than consumption tax cuts blah blah blah". If the Tories beat their income tax cuts, they will blow the effers out of the water.
Posted by: Raging Ranter | 2005-12-30 9:19:33 PM
I fully agree this is a fundamental issue. But how can we explain that to people and open their eyes?
I think there are two ways people get indoctrinated today. By the medias and the school system. The medias are so full of it and the school systems are being invaded by secularism and homosexuality.
What do we value the most? Love and life? People raising their children with care and affection?
Or considering children like chores and finding a way to send them to daycare centers, just like you send your car to a garage.
Our fight is really a fight for values. But people keep their mind closed to that aspect of their life. If they have a good job, two cars in the driveway, a daycare center, life is OK.
If you get tired of having sex with the same partner, the judges have said it is legal to go to a place where you can trade your partner now. PM did not say yet if there would be tax cuts for that purpose.
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolators, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
Posted by: Rémi houle | 2005-12-31 7:11:59 AM
You have hit the nail on the head. The Liberal Party is all about control. And, they are quietly and deliberately creating within Canada a Communist regime. What better way to do this than get into the minds of our very young and hold the parents hostage in the process.
Is this not also the same motive used by Socialists within Universities?
Posted by: Old Mother | 2005-12-31 8:23:54 AM
The NDP and the Liberals have the same social values - they are indeed Communist values - control the minions and tell the yapping fools (us) what to do and what to think.
If a 'upstart' peon dares to not 'cave in' get rid of that 'idiot' - in Canada right now it is economic starvation. I was fired in B.C. once, before an election, for putting a VOTE Social Credit poster up in the lunch room at Dept of Highways, where I worked as a lowly flaggirl. When the Social Credit won the election my dad phoned the Min of Hwys and told him that his daughter had been fired from Dept of Hyws for stating her (my) intention to vote Social Credit. It was pathetic and amusing to watch the union people whine and crawl and whinge to me but it left a very sour taste. I did not take the 'any job I wanted' because I could not bear to look at those people everyday. I was a lot happier in Alta with my new, free enterprise job. If the Lib/ND outfits have their druthers there will be not free Alta to escape to - we will all be under the Communist 'umbrella'.
The institutional approach to indoctrinating babies and toddlers is a Stalin/Hitler approach that works VERY well for Absolute Dictators; children as young as 10 renounced their parents in Germany and Russia for speaking out against their Masters. Children are powerless in their early years and for survival they allege themselves with the people who are the strongest. Parents who take care of their own children are that great protector and hence that hero IF they allow no one to undermine their authority. Little fighters for the right to their own opinions and lives are NEVER raised by state institutions. Soldiers from WWII will tell you the fiercest, most defiant soldiers they fought against in the 2nd World War were the Hitler Youth - some only nine years old - they died for the Fuhrer with fanatical childish idolatry
Vote for Freedom, Vote for Stephen Harper.
Posted by: jema54j | 2005-12-31 9:57:09 AM
The Liberal solution doesn't make any sense to me. After all, these are the the same people who insist they know more about Health Care and Gun Control than anyone else. I wouldn't be surprised if the first 2 billion dollars of their Child Care plan went into designing a registry of all the kids in the program, and in salaries and wages for the teams of data entry clerks and database administrators to handle the waiting lists.
Posted by: RightJab | 2005-12-31 2:03:12 PM
A vote for the CPC is a vote for people who hate Canada!!!
Posted by: justin | 2005-12-31 5:25:28 PM
F-----g right justhole, especially your kind of canada. Go pass another useless gun law and murder a beautiful young innocent girl. Lice.
Posted by: Western Canadian | 2005-12-31 8:29:13 PM
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