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*proposed* EI benefits are BEST!"
says É(eh)PC President/Party Leader
Hi Althia (Ms. Raj),
I'm responding to your Toronto Sun September 15th 2009 article,
"Feds top up EI benefits".
I personally believe a *MORE* APPROPRIATE title could
have been "Feds *DELAYED* toping up EI benefits that -
in the end - benefit THE FEW - *ONLY* temporarily."
I canNOT believe the conditions of this **FIX to the Employ-
ment Insurance Program that will last just until the fall of
2011: only those that contributed for seven (7) out of the
10 past years qualify provided that they did NOT collect
EI benefits for more than 35 weeks in the past five (5)
Currently, EI is DISCRIMINATORY because *ONLY*
58% according to Stats Canada who pay into it
It means that 42% are being *DOUBLE-CROSSED*
by their Gov't.
Is this FAIR?
It's - BLATANTLY - NOT!
The Gov't is saying that
- the *BROKEN* EI program is FINE!
- it only needs A TEMPORARY FIX.
Why NOT fix it for good?
The UNEMPLOYED doN'T matter?
Is that THE *REAL* MESSAGE?
What's MADDENING is the fact that it does NOT solve the
problem of there being *NO* JOBS in the future.
This means TODAY'S JOBLESS are faced with the pros-
pect of LOSING *EVERYTHING* (investments, savings,
salable assets) in order to get social assistance which comes
with the "obligatory" social worker.
And *IF* they work part-time, the $$$ they earn will be taken
off their NEXT month's social assistance cheque which means
they canNOT supplement their meager social assistance income
with part-time work.
HOW *RIDICULOUS* is that?
With an É(eh)PC Gov't things will be far different.
You'll NOT have to lose everything before qualifying
for social assistance and social assistance levels will be MORE
THAN DOUBLE THAN WHAT THEY'RE NOW.
You'll AUTOMATICALLY get social assistance once your em-
ployment insurance (EI) runs out.
*PLUS*, on social assistance you'll be able to supplement your
income with $$$ earned from a part-time job or a 3-month-or
TheÉ(eh)PC wants you to be RICH+HAPPY.
*PLUS*, on social assistance you'll get a FREE METRO
Right now, those on social assistance are *IMMOBILIZED*
because they do *NOT* have the $$$ to take public transportation.
Needless to say this lack of freedom of movement *NEGATIVELY*
- on their health
- on their freedom
- on their quality of life.
Today's social assistance is SO INADEQUATE that it's CRIPLING.
TheÉ(eh)PC *proposed" EI benefits are THE *BEST*+
EASY TO UNDERSTAND.
They're outlined in Article 1.7.4 of theÉ(eh)PC
political platform http://eh-ok.ca/egalite.htm#economy
Employment insurance (EI) will be
- 100% of salary
- automatic (no waiting period).
6 months of EI for 4 months to 1.5 years of work
8 months of EI for 1.5 years to 2 years of work
12 months of EI for 2 years of work or morefor six (6) months
Note: there will be no penalty
Note: for quitting.
Note: you'll be able to work part-time
Note: or at a 3-month or less full-time
Note: job with no financial penalty.
Note: the employer applies for EI
Note: on behalf of the employee.
Are YOU FED UP with 100% *CROOKED* FASCIST "behind
closed doors" Gov't that SCAMS YOU?
Do YOU want prosperity-based *CLEAN* Gov't whose expenses
YOU can monitor online in real time?
Do YOU want a socially responsible Gov't that will REDISTRIBUTE
THE WEALTH to createprosperity+Gov't that will CREATE JOBS
by making the promotion of small business *THE* PRIORITY?
THEN, YOU want theÉ(eh)PC for A *BETTER* LIFE.
Kenneth Selin (say'leen)
B.A.(Psychology), B.A.(Spanish), B.Admin.,
B.Comm.(Honours), B.A.(Italian) magna cum laude
of the ÉPC (Égalité Party of Canada)
the ÉPC: 4a bet-ter life
le PÉC : pour une vie meil-leure
"talking about a revolution" (Tracy Chapman)