citation request - qualification on "a lot", "pay enough" and "what they get"
What about inmates?
"Motion 507 reads as follows: “That, in the opinion of the House, the government should prohibit the payment of Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement payments to individuals serving life sentences for multiple murders, except where the individual is released from prison, and allocate the proceeds to a Victims Compensation Program administered by the provinces.”"
And not too many moons ago...
Didn't the NDP want OAS after a short term in Canada? Talk about out of touch with reality.
"Aug. 30,2011: I am disappointed to see that NDP Deputy Leader Libby Davies
recently introduced a Private Member's proposal
that would cost Canadian taxpayers a billion dollars
and give expensive taxpayer-funded benefits to those who may have never paid any taxes
in Canada and do not deserve them.
The NDP has now joined hands with the Liberals in asking the government to reduce the residency requirement to receive taxpayer-funded Old Age Security. The Liberals and NDP want us to reduce the residency requirement from 10 years to only a few short years.
This would mean that someone who only recently arrived in Canada would receive Old Age Security and a Guaranteed Income Supplement, just like someone who has worked hard for 10 years or more, paid taxes, and contributed to Canadian society."
Edited by Peeves, 27 January 2012 - 02:47 PM.