I dont recall giving such an accountOriginally posted by judge wopner
well why not increase taxes across the board if by your account taxes = public spending which seems to = universal good.
Its pretty obvious that taxation and social spending is a mechanism through which it is easily possible to take from the rich (through taxes) and give to the poor (through social services)
That people work for some of those corporations is no justification for their existence...
Especially considering that as far as that work goes, those businesses are hardly the ideal way of providing useful, satisfying, socially productive, socially valuable work (none of those are goals of a corporation)
There are other, far better ways people could work
Discontinuing lavish support for big business is such a radical change it would have to be accompanied by other developments addressing work
I talking about only "functioning institutions anyway", so obviously not proposing we collect more money in order to mismanage itspend more on social programs as a universal good neglects the mis-management and wild spending of many alleged social programs that have proven to be of little benefit: such as HRDC and CIDA.
Also keep in mind certain government activities get far more scrutiny than others... imagine if as much criticism were directed at how inefficient and wasteful and corrupt the activities gov. undertakes to subsidize business are (businesses that are in turn publically unaccountable... imagine the idiocy of government management (working with the luxury of public funds), then take away the accountability, and how much of a waste of valuable social resources do businesses likely represent?)
CIDA is a mechanism to subsidize business, and it functions internationally, not primarily concerning people here...
it redistributes public funds (*gasp* taxpayer dollars!) to basically insure risky, often grossly mismanaged, and publically unaccountable (despite using public money!!) business ventures to exploit people in the third world... hardly a social service
...um.... thats exactly the stuff I was talking aboutwelfare rates have barley risen, and minimum wage has gone up piecemeal in the past few years, how is it we should spend more on this or that when the most basic elements of social service, the meat and potatoes of it arent keeping pace with things.