The Budget – Left Out Again!
The Budget. I was watching the news this morning and saw a video interview with a 30 something dad (married with 2 kids), who had lost his job in the oilpatch. The voiceover interviewer was talking about how the new budget will help his family now that his family income is under $95,000.00. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!
I take home 1/3 of that (Net $24,000.00/yr.) and there is NOTHING in the budget (or any budget, ever) to help me or so many others like me. Middle aged, female, single, white/non-ethnic (I hope that doesn’t offend anyone) and employed.
I have contributed to the federal/provincial tax regime for over 45 years and never been given a break. Gender/age/income inequality is alive and well, and apparently no one gives a damn!