The Reformer's Firebrand

*-{The New Canadian Colonist's Advocate }-* A commentary of fiery reformist sentiment from the spirit of it's 210 year old Canadian ghost publisher patron. This will be a home to the new wave of anti-partisan advocacy for defeating Canada's second "family compact" and reinstallation of responsible governance in this 21st century new Canadian democratic dominion.

Friday, December 09, 2005

The Immortal "Norm" issues a Kanukistani "Sit-Rep" on the anniversary of "the Rant"

My name is Norm, and I am an informed and disinclined Canadian

I am a minority in Oakville, Toronto, and every casino in this country.

I was born here in 1965, yet I am responsible for some FIRST NATIONS PEOPLE FAILING TO DEED THEIR LAND IN the 1700's.

I pay import tax on cars and booze made in Canada.

I am allowed to skydive, motorcycle and smoke (outside only), but not allowed to drive my car without a seat belt.

All the money I make up until mid July must go to paying taxes.

The taxes I pay are spent on illicit patronage bribery and criminal money laundering schemes while my health care goes wanting for government funds.

I live and work among people who conditioned to believe Americans are ignorant.

These same people cannot name New Brunswick's capital.

I am not a particularly religious person but my nation's human rights tribunal says I would offend atheists, sodomites and statists if I was.

Although I am sometimes forced to live on Kraft dinner and don't have a pot to piss in, the Toronto Star expects me to sleep well knowing that my taxes helped purchase a nice six figure home in Vancouver for some unskilled criminal refugee.

Although they are unpatriotic and constantly try to separate, Quebec still supplies my nation's prime ministers.

95% of my nation's international conflicts are over fish.

I'm supposed to call black people African Canadians, although I'm sure none of them have ever been to Africa, or east of Halifax for that matter.

I'm lead to believe that paying a 200% tax on a beer is fair.

I'm also supposed believe that the same tax on a senior citizen's heating oil is also fair.

Even if I have no idea what happened to that old rifle my grandfather gave me when I was 14, I will be considered a criminal if I don't register it.

I've been told to believe that Jamacan drug gang shoot outs in Toronto is justification to confiscate handguns from the people who staff our olympic shooting teams. I've been told I "hate Canada" because I'm unconvinced.

My fellow countrymen are encouraged to badmouth the United States even though they vacation there three times a year.

I'm supposed to believe spending $15 billion to promote the French language in the rest of Canada is fair when the province of Quebec doesn't support or recognize the English language.

I'm led to believe that some lazy-assed unionized CBC boom pusher who makes $30 an hour is underpaid and therefore must go on strike, but clawing back war widow's pension benefits is fair.

I was told to believe that paying $30 million for 1 red and 2 blue Stripes ("The Voice of Fire" painting in Ottawa) by the National Art Gallery was a good purchase, eventhough 99% of this country didn't want it or will never see it. I put the same red stripe on my 67 Camaro and was pulled over for having unauthorized speed equipment....my "car of fire" argument failed to impress the Officer.

When I look at my after tax remittance statement, and realize that I take home a third of what I actually make, I'm told I must say say "Oh well, at least we have better health care than the Americans" even with the reality of 6 month line ups for surgery here.

I must bail out farmers when their crops are too wet or too dry because according to government theories consumers must be made accountable for their mismanagement of the weather.

My national anthem has versions in both official languages and I don't know either of them because they changed 3 times since the last time I was able to afford a seat at a hockey game.

Canada is the highest taxed nation in North America, the biggest military buffer for the United States, and the number one destination for fleeing terrorists. Perhaps if terrorists were taxed like middle class Canadians they'd leave willingly and save us the 4 billion we spend on fruitless airport security.

I am not an angry white male. I am an angry taxpayer who is broke from paying my fair share and the fair share of every other freeloader with a sob story the bleeding hearts are subsidizing.

My name is Norm, and I am, to my deep embarrassment, still Canadian.

3 Comments:

Blogger CANADA: SENIORS UNITE said...

Norm...I share some of your views of unfair treatment, but I am proud to be a Canadian even if I think the Federal, Provincial, Regional and Municipal governments are ignoring seniors.
visit my blog CanadasSeniorsUnite.blogspot.com
I could use some support in my quest for fairness.

December 14, 2005 at 8:45 AM  
Anonymous Blue Cross of California said...

Great blog I hope we can work to build a better health care system as we are in a major crisis and health insurance is a major aspect to many.

January 4, 2006 at 11:31 PM  
Blogger W.L. Mackenzie Redux said...

It is already a practice in Alberta that if the specialty
medicine/procedure/surgeon are not available in Alberta the government will send you
to a US clinic for treatment they cannot supply. Also there are
specialty heart and lung and cancer clinics starting up in Alberta which want
to attract US customers, whose insurance company will be attracted to
the lower costs of these clinics and send their claimants there...in
turn this subsidizes the clinic so Albertans on social insurance can
access them. The two tier system is well under way and will only get larger
as the public system become more decrepit.

What a lot of Americans don't understand about the situation in
Canada with our public system is that it is unsustainable under the current
premiums paid..therefore the provinces ( who administer public health
care) rely on transfer payments from the federal government. In the past
10 years we have had a near collapse of our dollar due to the size of
the national debt and the Liberals glib attitude to it. International
debt holders told the government to get its act together on debt
reduction/servicing...so our friend Paul Martin was forced to balance the
budget ( stop spending more than he took in) and service the interest on the
national debt to the tune of 30cents out of each tax dollar
collect....now remember, all he has do is stop spending borrowed money and is
simply paying interest charged...he has NOT gotten near reducing the debt
principle.

What he had done in balancing the budget and paying more debt
interest charges is divert roughly 85% of the funding for public health care
the feds were responsible for to debt service and other programs....this
defunded the provinces who run public health of 50% of the funding they
had prior to 1994....the public health system was dying from federal
defunding....they got inventive and now a healthy 2 tier system exists in
all provinces...inspite of the political lying of federal socialists.

Until Ottawa returns to the 50% funding quotas it has taken back
Canadian public health will continue onward towards private sector subsidy
of the system.

Cheers
Willie

January 6, 2006 at 7:47 AM  

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