The government’s job should be to ensure all areas have an equal playing field and to help the areas that can’t manage on their own as well as be a stable foundation for other things such as currency and defence.
Any government should not micro manage their citizens and businesses to the point that it is now- what businesses receive taxpayer money, what products can be sold, etc. The government should also put their people first before any others. If we think of the government like the parents of a family, we would be upset if they gave away their money to someone down the street and let their children starve. If we would get mad over that, why are we not mad about the government giving our money away for nothing in return and leave the citizens to suffer under the massive debt and deficit?
If people are unable to help themselves or get help from charitable organizations, then as a last resort, the government should step in. How it is now, the government is getting involved in everyone’s lives and trying to “help” them but in reality, it’s only bringing everyone down. The middle or working class is so small now that the needy and the wealthy classes are both larger than it is.
An example of too much government is universal basic income because the government is taking money from those who work and give it to those who don’t. There needs to be incentive to work or else fewer people will work. In order to pay for anything (nothing is free) the government must first take from someone to pay for it. Eventually, those who have their money taken will decide that the government takes too much and they will then also stop working in order to live off of the handouts from the government. With fewer people working to pay for the universal basic income, taxes will have to be raised to pay for it and the cycle will continue until the system can’t sustain itself anymore. The same can be said about $10/day daycare or $1 transit rides or anything the government says it can cheapen or give away.
Giving money to other countries and “free” or discounted things are significant reasons as to why costs and inflation are so high. What we need to do is to stop handing out money for nothing in return or not of equal value to other countries, with the exception of some humanitarian aid in actual emergencies. We also need to stop with wasteful spending at home with services and programs that have shown to not be cost effective and to reduce the size and scope of the government. If we can eliminate the waste and get rid of the deficit and tackle down the debt, we can have more money down the road for other extras. In short, less spending now will ensure more for later.
In September 2021, I campaigned as an Independent candidate in Canada's 44th Federal Election for the riding of Huron-Bruce. I placed 5th with a total of 509 votes (0.9%). It is my intention to run as an Independent candidate in Canada's 45th Federal Election in 2025.