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FORSETH -- The time has come to end this multitude of dribs, drabs, bits, and pieces ... and roll it into an easy to understand, and manage, income supplement for those requiring it

At the risk of angering some people ... I now believe this is getting a bit insane.

Day after day comes new announcements from government about grants, deferrals, loans, living expenses, salary top-ups, cash money, rents subsidies, and more ...

Yesterday came ... credit to help cover the cost of their electricity bills. The credit will be three times their average monthly bill over the past year at their home and does not have to be repaid

And now today we have this announcement from Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, that people currently receiving income assistance or disability assistance ...

... the Province will temporarily exempt federal employment insurance benefits, including the new $2,000 Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). These payments will be fully exempted for the next three months so people receiving income assistance and disability assistance in B.C. will benefit from these new emergency federal support programs, without any reductions to their monthly assistance payments.  

Where, and when, is this going to end?

I am fully aware some people are in dire straights due to COVID-19 ... some however are coping extremely well as they haven't been financially impacted as badly ... and some are in the middle needing just a bit of assistance and help.

I think the time has come to end this multitude of dribs, drabs, bits, and pieces of assistance, and overlapping programs, and instead roll it into a simple and easy to understand, and provide to Canadians, income supplement for those requiring it.

Having multiple sources of assistance just makes no sense at all, and having a single source, to access from, will ensure that government does not spend far more than is required ... or needed.

It also keeps us safer from possibly ending up with hyper inflation from a massive oversupply of money into the economy -- and YES, that could be the end result of what is currently happening.

AM I the only one beginning to think this is getting out of control?

I certainly hope not, because we all know who is ultimately going to be responsible for all that money being distribute by our federal and provincial governments ... you, me, our kids, and our grand-kids.


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