TENS - Taxed Enough Nova Scotians
I just wanted to point out though that many people who are on assistance (again I don't have the numbers) have substance abuse issues. I commend the ones who are undergoing treatment (both in and outpatient), but I think that most people would agree that those who refuse treatment should be cut off any and all assistance.
Why is this moralistic person allowed to post such poor bashing on this site.
Go back under your bridge. Why not post about this substance abuser instead of poor people?Quote:
B.C. Liberal caucus chair Ron Cantelon said it wasn't necessary for Thornthwaite to give up her MLA duties, which include serving on committees responsible for children, youth and education.
"It's a personal mistake," said Cantelon. "Certainly she needs to — and has — taken full responsibility for her actions."
I'm used to forums where open and honest debate is encouraged. If this isn't the case here, I will gladly pack up and leave. Perhaps the members here like this as a place where only common held beliefs are tolerated. If this is the case, I will respect that. I stumbled upon the site based on a link to taxes in Nova Scotia, and wanted to contribute to the conversation. It's obviously deviated quite a bit now from the original topic.
I'm not sure how I'm being 'moralistic' or bashing the poor though. I'm talking about personal responsbility issues here. As for the link you sent me, I believe that the MLA in question should resign IF she is convicted.
many people who are on assistance (again I don't have the numbers) have substance abuse issues. I commend the ones who are undergoing treatment (both in and outpatient), but I think that most people would agree that those who refuse treatment should be cut off from any and all assistance.
As you said, you need to educate yourself. Add substance abuse and associated issues to your list.
People refuse all sorts of kinds of treatment. TB patients who don't follow through with their tratment are common- and they don't just cost money, they are a public health hazard. Shoot them?
What about my brother in law- like many diabetics who refuse to save themselves- and in doing so cost us all of us more than it costs to support 10 substance abusing single males on welfare.
Yes, but diabetes doesn't cause people to rob corner stores and assault people on the streets: substance abuse does.
Do you know any forums where there aren't at least some people who are 'extra pointy'?
Harshness of points doesnt mean there isn't open and honest debate. Seems to me looking beyond the sharpness to the substance is a prerequiste to even the more civil on-line discussions.