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Monday, January 9, 2012
Our income should be our money to do with as I please. It shouldn't be up to government or employers to determine what is best for me. I understand paying taxes for services for those less fortunate - that is fine I am totally ok with that. But, perhaps instead of investing it into a mutual fund, I'd invest it into a down payment for my house (the number one investment vehicle for Canadians - the ones who can afford it that is). I am a single parent raising a kid, so my priorities are not the same as a nearly-dead with a pension love affair.
One size fits all benefits policies are essentially discriminatory in nature. Pensions assume an individual is a moron who isn't competent enough to make their own financial choices - also it makes great assumptions about the validity and soundness of pension managers who aren't at all accountable to me, unlike my own personal money manager would be.
I'll take my freedom over financial tyrrany any day. Unfortunately here in this province , people have very little choice and very little freedom. —Dartmouthy
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