Disability Benefits Program Needs a Major Overhaul

Having worked hard all my life, I find it frustrating that many people who are capable of working, choose not too and prefer to live off the backs of the Canadian tax payer. The most misused program is disability benefits. This is a program that allows people to live a life of freedom from normal responsibilities. Now there are definitely people who through sickness or accidents, need this assistance but I have met many others who do not. Many work under the table by not reporting their income so that their benefits aren’t cut back. Why should drug addicts or alcoholics get paid to sit at home and continue with their addictions. Few ever change for more than a few months before heading back to their lifestyle of choice. Most smoke, and regularly take advantage of their local food banks. I am amazed at the number of people I see outside our my local Food Bank puffing away at $10 a pack. It is time for a serious overhaul of the disability program and the people who administer it. It is also time for the public to start reporting people who abuse the system and administrators who spend so that their budgets won’t be cut back. Our economy cannot afford to pay for freeloaders while our seniors on fixed incomes can barely survive without taking a part-time job at Wal-Mart or Tim Hortons. Something is definitely wrong with this picture.


About lorrystdavid

I'm a retired guy who loves to get involved in community affairs and issues especially when I feel there is some injustice involved or that I have a valid point of view. I still believe that the pen is mightier than the sword although lately, I am wondering if this is still true.
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