The Working poor living below the poverty line.

I think the working poor-living below the poverty line group of people is an under represented group of people.

I believe the working poor-living below the poverty level group of people, needs to be prioritized, and provide them with the same working and health assistance programs as people that are on EI, Social Assistance, Disabilities or minority groups have.

The working poor, while living below the poverty level group, slip through the cracks of the system, there is very little support for them. They can't access the back to work programs, grants, training, education, employer incentives, that are available to people that are on EI, Social Assistance, Disabilities or minority groups.

The working poor-living below the poverty level groups, do not have access to basic non-cosmetic dentist, eye, and hearing care that people on Social Assistance, Disabilities or minority groups do.

The cost of living for the working poor-living below the poverty line group of people can be greater and have less money to live on then a person on EI, Social Assistance, Disabilities or minority groups, because they don't have access to working and health assistance programs as people that are on EI, Social Assistance, Disabilities or minority groups have.

Basic non-cosmetic dentist, eye, and hearing care coverage should be added to the health care system that covers all people living below the poverty level.

All back to work programs, grants, training, education, employer incentives should be accessible to all people living below the poverty level.  

According to Individuals by total income level, by province and territory (Canada). More then 20 million people are living below the poverty line, based on people making less then $17,500 a year.

Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/famil105a-eng.htm

*( 20 million + people living below the poverty line is a lot of votes, just saying )*

If that means a +/- 3% tax increase on non-essential items that we buy that isn't needed to live, then so be it.

 

                          “What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right.”

                                                                     ― Albert Einstein

 

Politicians in power or Politicians running to get elected don't pay much attention to people living below the poverty line because they get flack from people that are in the middle class and upper middle class incomes , which are the main voters, and donators to a particular parties, Liberals, NDP, Conservatives.

The thing I hear from the middle class and upper middle class is, they don't want their tax dollars going to the poor. The poor should just get a job and quit costing the taxpayer's money. They considered it an expensive cost that shows little to no return upon investment.

Politicians dance the line between individual groups of people living in poverty and the Middle, and upper class of voters to get the most votes to get elected into power.

The Green Party should lead the charge in full support of ALL people living below the poverty level.

As the population of people living below the poverty level increases so does the support to the Political Party, that supports that group of people.

People living below the Poverty level NEED a party that supports them. Not just a few groups living below the Poverty line but everyone that lives and works below the poverty line.

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