AND THE BITCHIN CONTINUES...
This was emailed to me yesterday by SewLady & Tank, challenging me to email it to any 3 friends...
How about the world on blog...
This topic covers what I have been saying for years about aid going out of OUR country, when our poverty level says the same....or worse!
I, too, am heading for the retirement time and this is what I have to look forward to...
Here's the story from someone Else's view...
We got $3.11 extra on the Nov OAP. That will buy a loaf of
bread. Even if you only eat 1 slice a day, it wont last a whole month!!
Remember this when you cast your ballot both federally
and provincially - both should be coming up soon - (just how soon ??)
As a raise last year, seniors got 2/5th of 1% on their
Canada Pension and 0% on the Old Age Security. This won't even scratch the
raise in taxes that McGuinty levied, what Premier Campbell's doing in B.C
with the 12% HST and other user fees. We're "broke" & can't help our own
seniors, Homeless, Veterans, Orphans, etc.????? This is so pathetically
true... in the last months we have provided aid to Haiti, Chile, and Turkey.
Now Pakistan, the same people that will turn around and build the I.E.D.'s
that kills our troops. Also another boat load of refugees has arrived from
Sri Lanka that will get aid that should go to the CANADIAN people that have
worked all their lives to make this the country it is today Our retired
seniors living on fixed income receive no aid while our government and
religious organizations pour hundreds of millions of dollars and tons of
food to foreign countries. We have hundreds of adoptable children who are
shoved aside to make room for the adoption of foreign orphans.
Why are so many CANADIAN citizens, and the CANADIAN government, so star
struck they won't provide for our own?
CANADA: a country where we have homeless without shelter,
children going to bed without eating, elderly going without needed meds,
and mentally ill without treatment - yet we have a benefit for the people of
Haiti on 12 TV stations, ships and planes lining up with food, water, tents,
clothes, bedding, doctors and medical supplies. Imagine if we gave ourselves
the same support that we gave all of these other countries. I feel bad for
them, but I also care about CANADA and our seniors who developed this great
country, only to be forgotten.
Sad isn't it?
So, so true!
Here is another example of what goes on right here in Dodge...
What faced me in my mailbox yesterday....
The free paper with a colored picture of our Grade 2 class and how proud they were that they accomplished sending 100 boxes to the "Samaritian Purse" organization which runs the "Operation Christmas Child". These are shoes boxes filled with happines for some poor child who may not recieve anything for xmas! Which is a great idea... if they had included a box for a CANADIAN POOR CHILD, but they didn't!
These go to children ACROSS THE WORLD that need it more than ours?
WHATS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE!
PoD and I have been fighting this project since my kids were in school here!
I am all for a child learning to give freely....it is a great message!
What message our school is sending, is that...OUR POOR doesn't count!
And really.....who is to say that they [100 boxex] will make it to those kids anyways?
I don't say that we don't do anything else here...they do as much as they can with a Food Bank and Xmas Hampers for those who need it. I will give freely to those and do!
Who gets away with not having to put out for these [door prizes], besides their attending the function [which most don't], is the private sector! Seldom do you see a family donation to the thank you list!
Good start for Dec 1....huh?
Did plan on a picture of "old time decorating" to be the first post but bitchin got in the way instead...;(
Stay tuned for "Xmas Decorating" with