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I don’t mind paying my fair share

Mon, 05/27/2019 - 15:13 -- Anna Moscardeli

Yay, tax time is done.  I hope you enjoy my financial contribution Justin.  Now don’t go giving it away unnecessarily the way you have been. This is our hard-earned money.  But thanks for the $169 for my carbon tax credit.  What a crock.  You know I don’t mind paying my fair share, but what really irritates me is when government is putting out so much money but leaving little for our own much needed services.  

 For instance, last month I went to my doctors about a growth.  My daughter the nurse questioned me repeatedly about it.  “Mom, have you gone in to get that checked?”

 I’ve never been one to run to the doctor’s office, unless I have a real concern.  If you’re lucky, I might go see my doctor once a year.

I was told that if I wanted to have to growth removed, I would have to pay for it.  Which I was fine with me, however I would have liked to have taken it one step further by having the option to have it tested to see if it is something to be concerned with.  I believe I should have an option to pay for something if it is not covered by OHIP. I understand that many may not have the finances to pay for such things, however where there’s a will, there’s a way!  

No doubt some will say that all our health care services should be free. Nothing is free and some how, some way, we all pay in some form or fashion.  I have always had the belief that any sort of contribution would help with the system, as well limiting the abuse of our system. Anyway it’s a debate that I have had many times with others and everyone has a different opinion on it.  When someone pays for something themself, greater care is taken as opposed to something that has been given for free.

For the first time, it was brought to my attention that after a certain amount of income, many pay $0.54 on the dollar to the government where they receive $0.46.  Can you imagine that?  I would be livid.  But then there are those that say someone who makes more should pay more. Why?  I compare it to the people living on roads such as Lakeshore or in the Rapids Parkway.  Many of them pay much higher property taxes, but the services provided to them are no different.  How is that? The property taxes are based on Assessed Value of the property but it’s just something that’s always bothered me.

You know many times I tend to ask myself.  Are things getting worse in life or do we just have less patience? I’m usually a pretty mellow person, especially for someone who has hot-tempered Italian blood.

Let’s all have a safe and enjoyable summer.  CHEERS!

By the way, it’s nice to see that still the roadway into the Walmart shopping area is still as crazy as it was 5 years ago when I wrote the story about the traffic headaches. Maybe one day it will be figured out.

 

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