IF THE PROVINCIAL and federal budgets released over the past month are any indication, those on fixed or limited income have no hope of ever getting their heads above water.
I honestly don’t know how we deal with the financial crises we face as a country. While some, such as B.C.’s budget, involve a surplus, most forecast dire deficits. Alberta and Saskatchewan joined the federal governments in dealing with significant deficits. We can’t seem to spend within our means.
And yet even when deficit budgets come down, meaning tax increases for many, people are still screaming for more.