13 March 2011

"I'm from the government..."

"...I'm here to jerk you around..."

While convicted double murderer and sex criminal Russell Williams stews in jail collecting his $60,000-a-year military pension, Keith Wallace wonders why he can’t get his pension application approved. Born in Great Britain, he came to Canada by boat as a baby. As the son of a Canadian soldier, he is automatically a Canadian.

Instead of the expected rubber stamp, he climbed aboard the merry-go-round of government bureaucracy. “The pension is critical to us,” said Wallace, who had to stop working after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Despite having a social insurance number since he turned 16, a driver’s licence, being educated in Canadian schools, being approved for a passport in 1999, having a marriage certificate from 1970, and paying taxes all his adult life, none of it is good enough for our pencil pushers in Ottawa.
Somebody remind me... how many taxpayer dollars have we dished out to resettle all the illegal Tamil queue-jumpers in the last year? Or to provide pensions for murderers? Or supply crackpipes and syringes to junkies?

Hey... I know where we can save a few bucks. Let's fire all those inept snivel-servants over at CPP.

It'd be a start.


5 comments:

oxygentax said...

My uncle had the same situation. Born in the States, came to Canada when he was 2 years old with no records to prove it. They fought for 10 years to get his pension, and in the end, he died without having them pay out a dime.

Neo Conservative said...

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"oxygentax says... fought for 10 years to get his pension"

apparently, the trick here is to show up at an airport... or any other port of entry... and start chanting... "refugee status... refugee" and the magic money tap just starts to flow.

or, failing that... you could just ask your nearest liberal member of parliament. they always seem to be able to sniff out those loose taxpayer dollars.

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Bob Devine said...

Neo. I don`t think that showing up at airports works if you are white and are fluent in English. Being a member of the LPC the NDP or a union might help but its not a guaranteed.

James Higham said...

Instead of the expected rubber stamp, he climbed aboard the merry-go-round of government bureaucracy. “The pension is critical to us,” said Wallace, who had to stop working after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.

You appear to have the same arse-end round priorities over there to both pensions and immigration. It's a worldwide type in charge.

Neo Conservative said...

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"bob says... don`t think that showing up at airports works if you are white and are fluent in English."

you mean, sorta like all those aboriginal protests we've been having?

i miss democracy.

stop me if you've heard this before...

"Try doing this some time yourself... occupy someone else's property by force... and then point a rifle at some cops... and see if the local SWAT Team doesn't drop you like a crazy ex-girlfriend."

trust me... you really want one of dalton mcguinty's native "get out of jail free" cards.

it's a liberal thing.

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